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Countervandalism network

The countervandalism network
is a distinct group. It is neither
affiliated with nor managed by the
Wikimedia Foundation.




Bot Wiki Channel Software Comment
COIBot - #cvn-sw (possibly others) See COIBot/help.
CVNBot1 en.wikipedia #cvn-wp-en CVNBot
CVNBot2 ru.wikipedia #cvn-wp-ru CVNBot
CVNBot3 es.wikipedia #cvn-wp-es CVNBot Used to be #cvn-es-scan.
CVNBot4 co.wikipedia co.wiktionary eml.wikipedia fur.wikipedia it.wikibooks it.wikinews it.wikiquote it.wikisource it.wikiversity it.wikivoyage it.wiktionary lij.wikipedia nap.wikipedia pms.wikipedia roa-tara.wikipedia sc.wikipedia scn.wikipedia scn.wiktionary vec.wikipedia vec.wikisource #cvn-it-scan CVNBot
CVNBot5 meta.wikimedia #cvn-meta CVNBot
CVNBot6 See SWMT/Groups#Group 1. #cvn-sw CVNBot
CVNBot7 See SWMT/Groups#Group 2. #cvn-sw CVNBot
CVNBot8 See SWMT/Groups#Group 3. #cvn-sw CVNBot
CVNBot9 See SWMT/Groups#Group 4. #cvn-sw CVNBot
CVNBot10 See SWMT/Groups#Group 5. #cvn-sw CVNBot
CVNBot11 commons.wikimedia #cvn-commons-uploads CVNBot
CVNBot12 nl.wikipedia #cvn-wp-nl CVNBot
CVNBot13 da.wikipedia da.wikiquote da.wikisource da.wiktionary da.wikibooks dk.wikimedia #cvn-wp-da CVNBot
CVNBot14 commons.wikimedia #cvn-commons CVNBot
CVNBot15 simple.wikipedia simple.wiktionary #cvn-simplewikis CVNBot
CVNBot16 ja.wikibooks ja.wikinews ja.wikipedia ja.wikiquote ja.wikisource ja.wikiversity ja.wiktionary ja.wikivoyage #cvn-ja CVNBot
CVNBot17 de.wikivoyage el.wikivoyage en.wikivoyage es.wikivoyage fr.wikivoyage he.wikivoyage it.wikivoyage nl.wikivoyage pt.wikivoyage ro.wikivoyage ru.wikivoyage sv.wikivoyage uk.wikivoyage vi.wikivoyage zh.wikivoyage #cvn-wikivoyage CVNBot
CVNBot18 wikidata.wikipedia #cvn-wikidata CVNBot
CVNBot19 See SWMT/Groups#Group 6. #cvn-sw CVNBot
CVNBot20 bd.wikimedia bn.wikibooks bn.wikipedia bn.wikisource bn.wikivoyage bn.wiktionary #cvn-bn-scan CVNBot
CVNBot21 mediawiki.wikipedia #cvn-mediawiki CVNBot
CVNBot22 mk.wikibooks mk.wikipedia #cvn-mk-scan CVNBot
CVNBot23 zh.wikibooks zh.wikinews zh.wikipedia zh.wikiquote zh.wikisource zh.wikivoyage zh.wiktionary #cvn-zh-scan CVNBot
CVNBot24 he.wikipedia #cvn-wp-he CVNBot
CVNBot25 ko.wikibooks ko.wikinews ko.wikipedia ko.wikiquote ko.wikisource ko.wikiversity ko.wiktionary #cvn-ko-scan CVNBot
CVNBot26 ar.wikibooks ar.wikinews ar.wikipedia ar.wikiquote ar.wikisource ar.wikiversity ar.wiktionary #cvn-ar-scan CVNBot
CVNBot27 hr.wikipedia #cvn-wp-hr CVNBot
CVNBot28 fr.wikipedia #cvn-wp-fr CVNBot
CVNBot29 es.wikibooks es.wikinews es.wikiquote es.wikisource es.wikiversity es.wikivoyage es.wiktionary #cvn-es-scan CVNBot
zhswMonitor zh.wikibooks zh.wikinews zh.wikiquote zh.wikisource zh.wikiversity zh.wikivoyage zh.wiktionary (Total: 7 wikis) #cvn-zh-sw CVNBot
zhoMonitor cdo.wikipedia gan.wikipedia hak.wikipedia wuu.wikipedia yue.wiktionary zh-classical.wikipedia zh-min-nan.wikipedia zh-min-nan.wikisource zh-min-nan.wiktionary (Total: 9 wikis) #cvn-zho CVNBot
cvn-clerkbot - #countervandalism cvn-clerkbot All channels
Helpmebot - #cvn-wp-en-newpages
Stewardbot - #cvn-sw (possibly others)
LiWa3_1, LiWa3_2, LiWa3_3 - #cvn-sw-spam LinkWatcher
SULWatcher, SULWatcher2, SULWatcher3 #wikimedia-unifications SULWatcher Maintained by the Stewards, not CVN staff. Contact a maintainer for assistance
WikiLinkBot - #cvn-wp-nl
WMBot3 - #cvn-sw
wm-bot3 fa.wikipedia #cvn-wp-fa wm-bot
wm-bot4 es.wikibooks es.wikinews es.wikiquote es.wikisource es.wikiversity es.wiktionary #cvn-es-scan CVNBot request
wRaelBot report AbuseFilter hits from relevant wikis. #cvn-wp-nl operated by Vituzzu (aka Vito).


Moved to Countervandalism Network/Channels#Unused.

Nick management[edit]

Libera Chat[edit]

Account Nicknames Status
CVNBots-A CVNBot1, CVNBot2, CVNBot3, CVNBot4, CVNBot5
Inactive: -
5/5 active
CVNBots-B CVNBot6, CVNBot7, CVNBot8, CVNBot9, CVNBot10
Inactive: -
5/5 active
CVNBots-C CVNBot12, CVNBot13, CVNBot14, CVNBot15, CVNBot11

Inactive: Cubbie

5/5 active
CVNBots-D CVNBot16, CVNBot17, CVNBot18, CVNBot19, CVNBot20

Inactive: -

5/5 active
CVNBots-E CVNBot21, CVNBot22, CVNBot23, CVNBot24, CVNBot25

Inactive: -

5/5 active
CVNBots-F CVNBot26, CVNBot27, CVNBot28, CVNBot29

Inactive: CVNBot30

4/5 active
cvn-clerkbot cvn-clerkbot
cvn-gc cvngc (Manual use only)

NickServ settings:

  • Username: "CVNBots-<LETTER>"
  • Password: Auto-generated password of at least 42 characters.
  • E-mail address: "cvn.bots-<letter>@tools.wmflabs.org" (How it works)
  • Flags: PRIVATE on, HIDEMAIL on, ENFORCE on, NOMEMO on.


  • CVNBot (previously known as SWMTBot, and sometimes SWBot) is a C# bot originally created by Tangotango and Az1568. It is designed for use in networked or multi-wiki channels. Features include dynamic loading and unloading of wikis and channels, a central configuration file and database, global lists, auto-broadcast of global changes to all other CVNBot instances, and detection of page blanking and replacement using automated MediaWiki summaries. However, per-channel event configuration is not possible.


  • Computer was the original recent changes filtering bot written as a mIRC script, developed by とある白い猫. It was replaced by pgkbot in 2005.
  • pgkbot was an IRC recent changes bot developed by pgk in python, and was the primary such bot in use for several years. It was designed for use in one channel, and included a number of customization options such as plugin support, complex event routers, individual lists, individual user name and article title watchlists, detection of page move vandalism, and IP address categories (like open proxies). However, configuration is difficult, it is relatively resource-intensive, the package has not been maintained for several years; it is no longer widely used.
  • CVNbot (lowercase "b") was a proposed unified bot written in Perl or Python by Pathoschild, intended to facilitate channel network administration and provide edit monitoring, without extraneous features. This bot was discontinued and its name assigned to SWMTBot.
  • Cluekie was used for #cvn-wp-en to incorporate data from ClueBot.