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This page lists the tags that the software may mark an edit with, and their meaning. See Wikipedia:Tags.

Tag nameAppearance on change listsDescriptionActive?Tagged changes
HHVMHHVMRevisions made with the HipHop Virtual Machine enabled instead of the Zend PHP interpreter (expected to improve performance, tagged for debugging/analysis)Yes2,330,952 changes
mobile editMobile editFor edits made from a mobile deviceYes1,034,739 changes
visualeditorVisualEditorEdit made using the VisualEditorYes924,259 changes
Section blankingsection blankingThis edit blanked an entire section.
Tagged by filter 172 (hist · log).
Yes568,917 changes
references removedreferences removedThis edit removed an in-line reference tag such as <ref>.
Tagged by filter 61 (hist · log).
No529,701 changes
mobile web editMobile web editEdit made from mobile web siteYes519,664 changes
possible libel or vandalismpossible BLP issue or vandalismThis edit might not adhere to the biographies of living persons policy.
Tagged by filters 39 (hist · log), 189 (hist · log) and 339 (hist · log).
Yes406,274 changes
repeating charactersrepeating charactersThis edit contains a highly repetitive character sequence, like "!!!!!!!" or "hahahahahahaha".
Tagged by filter 135 (hist · log).
Yes372,547 changes
gettingstarted editgettingstarted editFor edits made through Wikipedia:GettingStartedNo237,405 changes
blankingblankingThis edit blanked a substantial part of the article.
Tagged by filter 3 (hist · log).
Yes169,436 changes
very short new articlevery short new articleTagged by filter 98 (hist · log).Yes138,334 changes
possible vandalismpossible vandalismThis edit may be vandalism.
Tagged by filters 432 (hist · log), 491 (hist · log) and 633 (hist · log).
Yes120,531 changes
mobile app editMobile app editEdits made from mobile appsYes117,961 changes
large unwikified new articlelarge unwikified new articleTagged by filter 180 (hist · log).Yes101,450 changes
removal of speedy deletion templatesspeedy deletion template removedThis edit removed a speedy deletion template.
Tagged by filter 29 (hist · log).
Yes99,479 changes
autobiographypossible autobiography or conflict of interestThe user created an article including his or her username in the title, or vice-versa.
Tagged by filters 148 (hist · log) and 188 (hist · log).
Yes68,992 changes
categories removedcategories removedThis edit removed all direct categories of the article.
Tagged by filter 132 (hist · log).
Yes67,843 changes
changing height or weightchanging height and/or weightA new or unregistered user changed the height or weight of the subject of a biography of a living person, which may or may not be sneaky vandalism.
Tagged by filter 391 (hist · log).
Yes61,333 changes
Possible self promotion in userspacePossible self promotion in userspaceUser added typical promotional text to their user or user talk page.
Tagged by filter 354 (hist · log).
Yes53,217 changes
bad externalIncorrectly formatted external link or imageTagged by filter 220 (hist · log).Yes47,812 changes
shoutingshoutingTagged by filter 50 (hist · log).Yes46,024 changes
coi-spampossible conflict of interestThe user added an external link containing their username.
Tagged by filter 149 (hist · log).
Yes43,554 changes
Nonsense movies?moviesTagged by filter 129 (hist · log).No43,301 changes
End of page textText added at end of pageText added after categories and interwiki. These edits are frequently reverted.
Tagged by filter 351 (hist · log).
Yes34,622 changes
nonsense charactersnonsense charactersTagged by filter 231 (hist · log).Yes32,830 changes
nowiki addednowiki addedThis edit added a nowiki to an article. Such edits are frequently a sign of corruption caused by the inappropriate use of WP:VisualEditor.
Tagged by filter 550 (hist · log).
Yes27,232 changes
reference list removalreference list removalThis edit removed a references grouping tag.
Tagged by filter 79 (hist · log).
Yes26,625 changes
adding email addressadding email addressTagged by filter 247 (hist · log).Yes23,712 changes
possible link spamrepeated addition of external links by non-autoconfirmed userThe user repeatedly and quickly added external links to articles.
Tagged by filter 80 (hist · log).
Yes22,504 changes
Removal of interwiki linkRemoval of interwiki link; Wikidata is live)Tagged by filter 270 (hist · log).No21,875 changes
test editspossible test editsThis edit introduced typical test edits like File:Example.jpg. Be aware that such additions could be accidental within an otherwise good edit.
Tagged by filter 479 (hist · log).
No17,696 changes
possible cut and paste movepossible cut and paste move or recreationTagged by filter 164 (hist · log).Yes17,257 changes
reverting anti-vandal botreverting anti-vandal botIndicates that the edit appears to be an undo of one of the anti-vandalism bots like ClueBot NG.
Tagged by filter 323 (hist · log).
Yes16,052 changes
Possible vandalismPossible vandalismTagged by filter 279 (hist · log).Yes15,473 changes
excessive whitespaceexcessive whitespaceThis edit contains excessive amounts of consecutive whitespace — either spaces or newlines.
Tagged by filter 65 (hist · log).
No13,887 changes
image template removalimage template modificationTagged by filter 59 (hist · log).Yes13,306 changes
Addition of interwiki linkAddition of interwiki linkTagged by filter 532 (hist · log).No10,849 changes
wikilovewikiloveEdit made using the WikiLove toolYes10,098 changes
removal of Category:Living Peopleremoval of Category:Living PeopleTagged by filter 117 (hist · log).Yes9,812 changes
new article with no mention of titlenew article with no mention of title or normal opening sentenceThis new article doesn't mention its title or has no normal opening sentence.
Tagged by filters 96 (hist · log) and 238 (hist · log).
No9,468 changes
removal of copyvio templatescopyright violation template removedTagged by filter 224 (hist · log).Yes8,842 changes
extraneous markupextraneous markupEdits with extraneous markup added with the Edit toolbar
Tagged by filter 631 (hist · log).
Yes8,374 changes
talk page blankingtalk page blankingThis edit of an unregistered user blanked (but not redirected) a non-user talk page.
Tagged by filter 33 (hist · log).
Yes8,252 changes
Removal of all interwiki linksRemoval of all interwiki links) (Wikidata is liveTagged by filter 531 (hist · log).No8,237 changes
possibly non-minor editpossibly non-minor editThis edit was marked as minor but may have made non-minor changes. See WP:MINOR for details.
Tagged by filter 368 (hist · log).
No7,878 changes
Rapid revertsNon-autoconfirmed user rapidly reverting editsTagged by filter 249 (hist · log).Yes7,673 changes
New user changing redirect or redirectingNew user changing redirect or redirectingNew user redirected a substantial page or changed an existing redirect
Tagged by filter 28 (hist · log).
No5,584 changes
non-English contentnon-English contentNew page or large addition of which less than 10% is in English.
Tagged by filter 346 (hist · log).
Yes5,548 changes
Redirect becoming articleRedirect becoming articleUser has converted a redirect into an article
Tagged by filter 342 (hist · log).
No5,424 changes
unusual redirectunusual redirectTagged by filters 113 (hist · log), 151 (hist · log) and 163 (hist · log).No5,021 changes
removal of articles for deletion templatearticles for deletion template removedTagged by filter 174 (hist · log).Yes4,553 changes
visualeditor-switchedVisualEditor: SwitchedUser started to edit using VisualEditor then changed to the wikitext editor.Yes4,088 changes
visualeditor-needcheckVisualEditor: CheckEdit made using the VisualEditor where the system detected the wikitext possibly having unintended changes.Yes2,665 changes
Added xx/xx/xxxx:- probably a date in unclear formatAdded xx/xx/xxxx:- probably a date in unclear formatNo2,643 changes
Extraneous formattingautomatic insertion of extraneous formattingTagged by filter 345 (hist · log).Yes2,507 changes
ref group removalref group removal.No1,763 changes
vepawnspotential VisualEditor bugsWP:VE adding pawns, and other symbols.
Tagged by filter 577 (hist · log).
No1,221 changes
userspace spampossible userspace spamTagged by filter 466 (hist · log).Yes1,154 changes
AFCAFC template used in the mainspaceTagged by filter 183 (hist · log).No1,076 changes
New user creating interrogative pagesNew user creating interrogative pagesIndicates that the created page was in the form of a question or a how-to guide.
Tagged by filter 289 (hist · log).
No1,048 changes
section blankingsection blankingThis tag is inactive - the filter which used it (filter 172) now uses "Section blanking".No954 changes
Skype toolbar formattingSkype toolbar formattingIt appears that Skype had added its formatting code to Wikipedia's page, without the editor's knowledge. This is used by Filter 313.No920 changes
canned edit summarycanned edit summaryTagged by filter 633 (hist · log).Yes697 changes
discretionary sanctions alertdiscretionary sanctions alertUser alerted recipient to existence of discretionary sanctions.
Tagged by filter 602 (hist · log).
Yes632 changes
image added to templateImage added to templateAn image was added to a template by a non-autoconfirmed user.
Tagged by filter 600 (hist · log).
Yes627 changes
de-userfyinga new user moving a page out of the userspaceA new user moving a page from his/her userspace into the mainspace
Tagged by filter 630 (hist · log).
Yes591 changes
signature addedsignature addedTagged by filter 613 (hist · log).Yes546 changes
User talk page blankingUser talk page blankingThis tag is inactive.No501 changes
Michael Jackson vandalismPossible Michael Jackson vandalismThis tag is inactive.No492 changes
removal of referencesreference removal.No460 changes
self-renaming and bad user talk movesself-renaming or bad user talk moveA user moved their root user page to a different name or moved their root talk page into the article talk namespace.
Tagged by filter 5 (hist · log).
Yes458 changes
email addressemail addressTagged by filter 76 (hist · log).No437 changes
Possible Michael Jackson vandalismPossible Michael Jackson vandalismThis tag is inactive.No300 changes
possible conflict of interest spampossible conflict of interest in external links.No259 changes
prod removedPROD contested or template removed.No217 changes
Possible Scibaby sockpuppetPossible Scibaby sockpuppetThis tag is inactive.No209 changes
personal attackpossible civility/npa.No203 changes
spampossibly inappropriate external links.No153 changes
Removal of de: interwiki linkRemoval of de: interwiki link.No115 changes
possible cut and paste move or recreationpossible cut and paste move or recreation.No97 changes
Added xx/xx/xxxx:- probably a date in unclear format Added xx/xx/xxxx:- probably a date in unclear formatNo85 changes
new blank articlenew blank articleThis edit created a blank article.
Tagged by filter 632 (hist · log).
Yes74 changes
OAuth CID: 159wikiedu Assignment Wizard 2.0 Teting [1.0]YET ANOTHER testing app for wikiedu.No67 changes
External link removalExternal link removal.No61 changes
OAuth CID: 151wikiedu.org Assignment Design Wizard [1.0.2]This will be a tool for instructors who want to design Wikipedia assignments for their courses. They will log in via OAuth, and then go through a wizard to set up their own course plan. At the end, the application will post the course plan to Wikipedia using the instructor's account.No53 changes
OAuth CID: 85Snuggle (English Wikipedia) [1.0.0]

Snuggle is an intelligent user interface that is designed to help Wikipedians identify desirable new Wikipedia editors. The interface lists all accounts registered in the last 30 days along with contributions and talk page messages.

Snuggle has two primary functions:

  • Supporting direct interaction with newcomers through the "action" menu.
  • Categorizing newcomers by their intentions to help other Snuggle users focus their attention.

Note that categorizing users also provides input to the intelligent algorithm used to sort newcomers by their "desirability".

No49 changes
OAuth CID: 150WINTR Wikiedu Wizard Local Test [1.0]Last one didn't work. Making a new one.No48 changes
WikiLoveWikiLove tool.No44 changes
OAuth CID: 154wikiedu.org Assignment Design Wizard (testing) [0.99]The staging instance for updates to the wikiedu.org Assignment Design WizardNo29 changes
Uncyclopediapossible Uncyclopedia content.No27 changes
unflagged botunflagged bot.No22 changes
OAuth CID: 67OAuth Uploader [1.0]Upload files to Commons via OAuth. Maybe some limited editing, later.No21 changes
OAuth CID: 144wikiedu.org Assignment Design Wizard [1.0.1]This will be a tool for instructors who want to design Wikipedia assignments for their courses. They will log in via OAuth, and then go through a wizard to set up their own course plan. At the end, the application will post the course plan to Wikipedia using the instructor's account.No18 changes
helpme in mainspacehelpme in mainspace.No18 changes
OAuth CID: 64CropTool [1.2]Tool to crop imagesNo15 changes
michael jacksonmichael jacksonThis tag is inactive.No12 changes
Blanking another user's talk pageBlanking another user's talk page.No12 changes
BJCP spam or Joe jobbingBJCP spam or Joe jobbing.No10 changes
"The Network" potential vandalism"The Network" potential vandalism.No9 changes
OAuth CID: 142wikiedu Assignment Wizard [1.0]Client App in support of an course assignment creation wizard for wikiedu initiatives.No8 changes
Image abuseImage abuseUser is replacing legit image with another one.
Tagged by filter 428 (hist · log).
No6 changes
changing height/weightchanging height/weightNo5 changes
New user editing a template imageNew user editing a template image.No5 changes
Possible TKE/"The Network" vandalismPossible TKE/"The Network" vandalismNo4 changes
possible movie studio taggerpossible movie studio tagger.No4 changes
possible malware linkpossible malware link.No3 changes
link vandalismpossible link vandalism.No2 changes
Nowiki addedNowiki added

WP:VE inserting nowiki tag.


No2 changes
OAuth CID: 115User Analysis Tool [1.0]The User Analysis Tool is an edit counter undergoing developments and enhancements. It is a subcomponent of xtools.No2 changes
non-admin user disabling ClueBotnon-admin user disabling ClueBotTagged by filter 484 (hist · log).No1 change
OAuth CID: 60LCA Tools [1.0]Tool to allow LCA (Especially CA) team to process certain time heavy tasks (such as takedowns) from a central location.No1 change
Serafin - talk page abuseSerafin - talk page abuse.No1 change
OAuth CID: 76LCA Tools [1.5]Tool to allow LCA (Especially CA) team to process certain time heavy tasks (such as takedowns) from a central location.No1 change