Community Wishlist Survey 2023/Bots and gadgets/Edit-war-detecting bot or bots

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Edit-war-detecting bot or bots

  • Problem: Admins trying to calm down edit wars are limited to those they know about, those reported to AN/I, AIV, ANEW or RFPP. Others happen where the participants do not know to report or do not care ... I recall reading about one such EW that was discovered years ago by a similar technology to what I am proposing in which two users who edited only one article had been reverting each other up to 20 times a day on that article. Certainly there have to have been or be other situations like that.
  • Proposed solution: A bot that would, at the very least, look at edit summaries and tags for the keywords: "undid", "restored" or "reverted" (and maybe "3RR", "warn", "report" or "stop you stupid idiot" ), as well as maybe edits that are substantially similar to each other in terms of affected content, being made in close proximity to each other. This is what I as a human do when reviewing ANEW or RFPP reports; it shouldn't be much harder for a bot to learn to do it.

    Such a bot could then make reports to a bot-reported section of, say, ANEW, much as the anti-vandal bots do at AIV.

  • Who would benefit: Everybody, in terms of edit wars less likely to go unnoticed.
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  • Proposer: Daniel Case (talk) 04:55, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I wonder if that was what I was describing. Daniel Case (talk) 03:23, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
with detection of "stop you stupid idiot" @User:Novem Linguae kindly created a dump of edit histories for a month.There are a LOT of false positives,but the abuse level was far lower than I expected (Does antivandalism remove them??? Wakelamp (talk) 10:38, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Iluvatar has a Discord bot with some related functionality. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
17:34, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]