Talk:Countervandalism Network

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CVNBOT1 for en.wikipedia[edit]

Not sure the right forum for this, but I just noticed that CVNBOT1 on IRC flagged an edit I made as possible Copyvio? for placing a welcome template. Perhaps there is something that might need to be tweaked to avoid this. Tiggerjay (talk) 00:50, 10 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Recommended tools for fighting vandalism[edit]

Hi folks! I have a few questions. A few months ago, through a workshop series as part of the Small wiki toolkits initiative, we learned that one of the Indic community's challenges is a lack of knowledge of tools to fight vandalism on wikis. Indic community involves 25+ smaller language wikis. We are considering organizing a workshop in December for the community in which the focus would be on counter-vandalism tools and how to use them.

  • As there are many ways to fight vandalism on wikis (tools, bots, extensions, etc.), could you share the recommended processes or tools that we should promote more?
  • Would a member of this group be interested in running a hands-on workshop around this topic for contributors from the Indic community sometime in December? If not, who else would you recommend I should reach out to? I would much appreciate your thoughts! Thanks! SSethi (WMF) (talk) 04:36, 6 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@SSethi (WMF): Well there are many ways to track and fight vandalism such as dedicated IRC Channels, Global Abuse Filters and toolforge based tools such as SWViewer.
I have been patrolling small wikis using all of them for some time.
On IRC one can join a dedicated channel such as #cvn-swconnect for small wikis and bot will streamline the recent edits from small wikis with some indicators (mostly color changes) to differentiate between edits.
Global abuse filters are tricky to understand but they help alot in tracking spambots with certain patterns.
SWViewer is a Toolforge based tool which also streamline recent changes from small wikis, the difference is that unlike IRC one can revert, edit or tag the bad edit within the tool.
These methods are not that difficult to understand but if you need any help I am more than happy to do so. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:06, 13 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@1997kB: Thank you so much for sharing this advice! We were planning a workshop on this topic, so I asked this question here. I might follow up with you for further help on this topic when it comes up:) SSethi (WMF) (talk) 08:24, 16 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

CVNBot added me to greylist[edit]

When I create wikt:vi:Template:No ping, CVNBot flagged me as something and when i check my user profile: On greylist added by CVNBot (expiry): Create on [[wikt:vi:Template:No ping]] matched... something that i couldn't read. Please tell me reason. Vanhcontact me - talk on viwiki 13:57, 12 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Can we have an AIV feed a bot posts on IRC?[edit]

I used to have one but then the toolserver changed and somehow an account isn't easy to come by, now... ~Lofty abyss 07:20, 29 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Anyone...? ~Lofty abyss 13:33, 30 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Informing this project about new wikis[edit]

Each time a Wikimedia wiki is created, the initial setup work on it is supposed to be finalized using a "post-creation work" task on the Phabricator. For example, here's the one for kcgwiki, which was created back in May of last year (the wiki, not the task): phab:T305281. There are several such tasks that have remained open for months after the corresponding wikis were created because the "Inform the CVN project for IRC monitoring" item in the checklist has not been marked as completed.

So, what are y'all supposed to be getting "informed" about, exactly, and how? Is it sufficient to just post something here saying that a certain wiki has been created, or is there more to it? If it's the former (or even if not), then here's a list of the recently created wikis for which the "Inform CVN…" item has not been marked as completed in the corresponding Phabricator task (these are also listed at phab:T327996):

How should this notification be handled in the future, so the post-creation work can be completed as quickly as possible? - dcljr (talk) 12:20, 29 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hello @dcljr: I proposed to @Ladsgroup adding that checkbox on the post-creation tasks that his bot creates for the wiki-setup process. Adding the wiki to the CVN bots is not a blocker for the wiki creation, and posting a note here should be enough for the notification to be considered performed. I or any other user with access can later add those wikis to the bot config so they can be patrolled by the SWMT. I'll see if I can add those today. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:16, 29 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
It has not delayed wiki creation, only the closure of the "post-creation work" tasks. Will you be closing those tasks? - dcljr (talk) 00:39, 30 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@Dcljr: I can do that. I couldn't add those wikis to the bots yesterday because of a permissions issue. I'll close the tasks as soon as I get them added. Thanks again. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:49, 30 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Wikis loaded to the CVNBots and tasks closed accordingly. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 00:23, 2 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Requesting voice for cloak @wikimedia/Tulsi[edit]

Hello there, I made a request on February 15 at CVN channel requesting voice for #cvn-sw, #cvn-meta, #cvn-mediawiki, #cvn-commons & #cvn-simplewikis. Could someone from staff please process my request? See account confirmation. Many thanks, Tulsi 24x7 10:33, 7 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Done Sorry for the delay Operator873 connect 03:34, 22 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Introducing Edit Patrol: Assisting Rollbackers on the Wikipedia Android App[edit]

The Mobile Apps team has recently released a new feature in the Android app to assist rollbackers in patrolling from their mobile device without leaving the Android app. Edit Patrol is a suggested edit that allows users with rollback rights to view the recent changes feed, with access to undo, rollback, thank, and post talk page messages.

The feature is currently available on Indonesian, French, and Spanish Wikipedia. We hope to make it available to English Wikipedia rollbackers in the coming month.

You can learn more about the feature and its development on our project page. Edit Patrol does not intend to replace existing patrolling tools, rather fill some gaps that have been highlighted in the mobile space. Prior to writing a single line of code, the team conducted interviews with patrollers and conducted a comparative review of existing patrolling tools. Throughout development, we have continued to incorporate feedback from members of the community. We prioritized collaboration with communities that have traditionally had difficulty utilizing existing tools, specifically folks using mobile devices.

After initial release, we heard requests to add access to user talk warning templates in the talk page message flow. Users are now able to search and use user talk warning templates as part of the tool. For languages that do not have user warning templates, the team reviewed messages across languages & created 10 example messages that will be preloaded into the app: you can learn more about those messages and leave feedback here.

The feature currently allows users to view the feed of recent edits for only one language wiki at a time (the primary language set in their app), but we are interested to hear if there is a preference from multi-wiki rollbackers to have the ability of patrolling multiple languages in a single feed.

Please check out this presentation with more information, and a demonstration of the feature to learn more. If you have any questions or feedback, we welcome it on the project’s discussion page, or please attend our open demonstration hours for this feature on Google Meet on the 26th of April 2024 at 18 UTC (You can determine the right time in your time zone using a time zone converter tool).

Looking forward to see you all.

--ARamadan-WMF (talk) 13:19, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]