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)

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)
@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)
@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)