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The Small Wiki Monitoring Team (SWMT) is a group of Wikimedians who, using IRC and other tools, monitor small wikis for vandalism, spam or trolling. There are several bots which report any suspicious edits to the wikis that the SWMT monitors. To help, simply join #cvn-swconnect on IRC. You can also edit the list of users below to register your participation.

Definition of "small"[edit]

The "small" in "Small Wiki Monitoring Team" is to be interpreted broadly. Although the bots on IRC monitor most wikis with fewer than 10,000 articles, that is not to say that they are "small" as in "insignificant"; rather, we prefer to monitor as large a number of wikis as possible, so that we can most effectively coordinate measures to stop spammers and vandals that damage a lot of wikis en masse, or target smaller wikis because they think they can avoid detection altogether.

Therefore, please don't be offended if one of our members reverts vandalism on your wiki, identifying themselves as a member of the SWMT; we're there because we care about your wiki, not because we think it is a backburner project.

How to monitor a small wiki[edit]

  1. Monitor recent changes to small Wikis via IRC. See Small Wiki Monitoring Team/IRC for details.
  2. Report vandals and page deletions at Steward requests/Miscellaneous.
  3. Revert vandalism.
  4. Report link spam for the Spam blacklist.
  5. A list of small wikis can be found here.

Global permissions[edit]

Any user in good standing can become a member of the SWMT. However, there are global permissions that may be of help. These include global sysop and global rollback. Please note that candidates for these permissions are expected to have significant experience in the SWMT.

Userbox[edit]

You can add the following userbox to your user page by typing {{User SWMT}}:

Broom icon.svgThis user is a member of the Small Wiki Monitoring Team.


Members[edit]

Members are free to self-identify themselves as Small Wiki Monitoring Team members. You may do so by editing the members list.

Active members[edit]

These users are experienced:

New members[edit]

These users have recently joined:

See also[edit]