Grants:IdeaLab/To counter random vandalism

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To counter random vandalism
Those bots that can identify probable vandalism, should be able to temporarily interrupt those edits, and subject them to a question to the editor: "Are you sure you want to save this change? It was identified by a bot as possible vandalism." The vandal editor then has to save twice rather then once. And make it a slow save. In the same way that bona fide editors have been encouraged by implementation of the recent fast save, (probable) vandals should be discouraged by a very slow save.
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created on09:14, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (UTC)

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  • Project manager I also want to work extensively on counter vandalism. Mahusha (talk) 14:49, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Volunteer I'm not entirely experienced in making bots or anything, but if someone can explain to me what to do, I'll be happy to help! Minecraftpsyco (talk) 19:40, 16 March 2016 (UTC)


  • I'm not sure that this will work, but I think it will prove to be an interesting experiment. I'm a little bit worried that we'll also be training the vandals to circumvent a vandalism detector, but that might not happen in practice. --Halfak (WMF) (talk) 18:28, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
  • I support the bots and their contributions. I hope things get better. MarkiSepticPie (talk) 02:05, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

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