Countervandalism Network/Bots

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



Bot Wiki Channel Comment Software
COIBot - #cvn-sw (possibly others) See COIBot/help.
Cubbie commons.wikimedia #cvn-commons-uploads CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot1 en.wikipedia #cvn-wp-en CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot2 ru.wikipedia #cvn-wp-ru CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot3 es.wikipedia #cvn-wp-es Used to be #cvn-es-scan. CVNBot 1.22
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 1.22
CVNBot5 meta.wikimedia #cvn-meta CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot6 See SWMT/Groups#Group 1. #cvn-sw CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot7 See SWMT/Groups#Group 2. #cvn-sw CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot8 See SWMT/Groups#Group 3. #cvn-sw CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot9 See SWMT/Groups#Group 4. #cvn-sw CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot10 See SWMT/Groups#Group 5. #cvn-sw CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot12 nl.wikipedia #cvn-wp-nl CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot13 da.wikipedia #cvn-wp-da CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot14 commons.wikimedia #cvn-commons CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot16 ja.wikibooks ja.wikinews ja.wikipedia ja.wikiquote ja.wikisource ja.wikiversity ja.wiktionary #cvn-ja CVNBot 1.22
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 1.22
CVNBot18 wikidata.wikipedia #cvn-wikidata CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot19 See SWMT/Groups#Group 6. #cvn-sw CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot20 bd.wikimedia bn.wikibooks bn.wikipedia bn.wikisource bn.wiktionary #cvn-bn-scan CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot21 mediawiki.wikipedia #cvn-mediawiki CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot22 mk.wikibooks mk.wikipedia #cvn-mk-scan CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot23 zh.wikibooks zh.wikinews zh.wikipedia zh.wikiquote zh.wikisource zh.wikivoyage zh.wiktionary #cvn-zh-scan CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot24 he.wikipedia #cvn-wp-he CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot25 ko.wikibooks ko.wikinews ko.wikipedia ko.wikiquote ko.wikisource ko.wikiversity ko.wiktionary #cvn-ko-scan CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot26 ar.wikibooks ar.wikinews ar.wikipedia ar.wikiquote ar.wikisource ar.wikiversity ar.wiktionary #cvn-ar-scan CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot27 hr.wikipedia #cvn-wp-hr CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot28 fr.wikipedia #cvn-wp-fr CVNBot 1.22
CVNBot29 es.wikibooks es.wikinews es.wikiquote es.wikisource es.wikiversity es.wikivoyage es.wiktionary #cvn-es-scan CVNBot 1.22
SWBot3 simple.wikipedia simple.wiktionary #cvn-simplewikis CVNBot 1.22
CVN-ClerkBot - #countervandalism On all CVN channels CVNClerkBot
Helpmebot - #cvn-wp-en-newpages
Stewardbot - #cvn-sw (possibly others)
LiWa3_1, LiWa3_2, LiWa3_3 - #cvn-sw-spam LinkWatcher


#cvn-unifications SULWatcher
WikiLinkBot - #cvn-wp-nl
WMBot3 - #cvn-sw
wm-bot4 es.wikibooks es.wikinews es.wikiquote es.wikisource es.wikiversity es.wiktionary #cvn-es-scan CVNBot bot request
wRaelBot - #cvn-wp-nl


Inactive channels[edit]

  • #cvn-wp-tr: Monitored with bRCBot (last seen April 2016, operated by Barras).
  • #cvn-wp-sh: Monitored with bRCBot-sh.
  • #cvn-wp-fa
  • #cvn-zh-scan
  • #cvn-wp-pt
  • #cvn-wp-pl
  • #cvn-wp-en-cluenet: Was used internally by Cluekie.
  • #cvn-wt-en
  • #cvn-ws-en
  • #cvn-wb-en
  • #cvn-wt-de
  • #cvn-wn-en
  • #cvn-newpages: Was once used by SWMT for a subset of the #cvn-sw feed.
    1. cvn-blacklist: Was once used to monitor all wikis not monitored elsewhere, for the purposes of broadcasting user-blocks cross-wiki for auto-blacklisting with CVN.
    2. cvn-blocks: No longer used.

Unassigned nicks[edit]

  • CVNBot15: Was used for #cvn-wp-fa.
  • Cluekie: Was used for #cvn-wp-en (see Cluekie).
  • SWBot: Was used for #cvn-wt-en.
  • SWBot4: Was used for #cvn-ws-en.
  • WikiaRC: Was used for #cvn-wikia, replaced by FurryRC2.

Nick management[edit]

Account Nicknames Status
CVN-Bots CVNBot1, CVNBot2, CVNBot3, CVNBot4, CVNBot23,
Inactive: CVN-Bots
5/5 active
CVN-Bots2 CVNBot5, CVNBot12, CVNBot13, CVNBot14, CVNBot24,
Inactive: CVN-Bots2
5/5 active
CVN-Bots3 CVNBot16, CVNBot21, CVNBot22, SWBot3, CVNBot25,
Inactive: CVN-Bots3
5/5 active
CVN-Bots4 CVNBot17, CVNBot18, CVNBot19, CVNBot20, Cubbie,
Inactive: CVN-Bots4, CVNBot-bim, CVNBot-bimRCR
5/5 active
CVN-Bots5 CVNBot26, CVNBot27, CVNBot28, CVNBot29
Inactive: CVN-Bots5, CVNBot11, CVNBot15
4/5 active
CVN-SW CVNBot6, CVNBot7, CVNBot8, CVNBot9, CVNBot10,
Inactive: CVN-SW
5/5 active
CVN-ClerkBot CVN-ClerkBot
cvn-morebots cvn-morebots No longer used
cvn-gc CVNFounder, CVNfounder_wp, CVNfounder_wb, CVNfounder_wn, CVNfounder_ws, CVNfounder_wt, CVNfounder_wv, CVNfounder_wikia, CVNfounder_wq, CVNfounder_mul, cvngc (Manual use only)


CVNBot (previously known as SWMTBot, sometimes called 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.