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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
visualeditorVisualEditorEdit made using the VisualEditorYes850,666 changes
mobile editMobile editFor edits made from a mobile deviceYes638,104 changes
Section blankingsection blanking

This edit blanked an entire section.

Tagged by filter 172.

Yes550,958 changes
references removedreferences removed

This tag is inactive.

Previously tagged by filter 61.

No529,701 changes
possible libel or vandalismpossible BLP issue or vandalism

This edit might not adhere to the biographies of living persons policy.

Tagged by filters 39, 189 and 339.

Yes386,435 changes
repeating charactersrepeating characters

This edit contains a highly repetitive character sequence, like "!!!!!!!" or "hahahahahahaha".

Tagged by filter 135.

Yes367,577 changes
mobile web editMobile web editEdit made from mobile web siteYes209,954 changes
gettingstarted editvia Getting Started edit suggestionsEdit made via the GettingStarted system, which suggests easy tasks to editors and shows them how to complete them.Yes205,862 changes
blankingblanking

This edit blanked a substantial part of the article.

Tagged by filter 3.

Yes162,009 changes
very short new articlevery short new articleTagged by filter 98.Yes132,615 changes
possible vandalismpossible vandalism

This edit may be vandalism.

Tagged by filters 23 and 77.

Yes113,363 changes
large unwikified new articlelarge unwikified new articleTagged by filter 180.Yes97,954 changes
removal of speedy deletion templatesspeedy deletion template removed

This edit removed a speedy deletion template.

Tagged by filter 29.

Yes94,733 changes
autobiographypossible autobiography or conflict of interest

The user created an article including his or her username in the title, or vice-versa.

Tagged by filters 148 and 188.

Yes65,105 changes
categories removedcategories removed

This edit removed all direct categories of the article.

Tagged by filter 132.

Yes65,069 changes
changing height or weightchanging height and/or weight

A 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.

Yes56,114 changes
Possible self promotion in userspacePossible self promotion in userspace

User added typical promotional text to their user or user talk page.

Tagged by filter 354.

Yes47,694 changes
bad externalIncorrectly formatted external link or imageTagged by filter 220.Yes45,610 changes
shoutingshoutingTagged by filter 50.Yes44,353 changes
Nonsense movies?moviesTagged by filter 129.No43,301 changes
coi-spampossible conflict of interest

The user added an external link containing their username.

Tagged by filter 149.

Yes41,862 changes
End of page textText added at end of page

Text added after categories and interwiki. These edits are frequently reverted.

Tagged by filter 351.

Yes34,465 changes
nonsense charactersnonsense charactersTagged by filter 231.Yes31,086 changes
mobile app editMobile app editEdits made from mobile appsYes30,210 changes
reference list removalreference list removal

This edit removed a references grouping tag.

Tagged by filter 79.

Yes25,578 changes
adding email addressadding email addressTagged by filter 247.Yes22,615 changes
possible link spamrepeated addition of external links by non-autoconfirmed user

The user repeatedly and quickly added external links to articles.

Tagged by filter 80.

Yes22,099 changes
nowiki addednowiki added

This 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.

Yes22,021 changes
Removal of interwiki linkRemoval of interwiki link; Wikidata is live)Tagged by filter 270.No21,875 changes
test editspossible test edits

This 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.

No17,695 changes
possible cut and paste movepossible cut and paste move or recreationTagged by filter 164.Yes16,310 changes
reverting anti-vandal botreverting anti-vandal bot

Indicates that the edit appears to be an undo of one of the anti-vandalism bots like ClueBot NG.

Tagged by filter 323.

Yes15,008 changes
excessive whitespaceexcessive whitespace

This tag is inactive.

Previously tagged by filter 65.

No13,887 changes
image template removalimage template modificationTagged by filter 59.Yes13,159 changes
Possible vandalismPossible vandalismYes11,657 changes
Addition of interwiki linkAddition of interwiki linkTagged by filter 532.No10,849 changes
new article with no mention of titlenew article with no mention of title or normal opening sentence

This new article doesn't mention its title or has no normal opening sentence.

Tagged by filters 96 and 238.

No9,468 changes
removal of Category:Living Peopleremoval of Category:Living PeopleTagged by filter 117.Yes9,196 changes
Removal of all interwiki linksRemoval of all interwiki links) (Wikidata is liveTagged by filter 531.No8,237 changes
talk page blankingtalk page blanking

This edit of an unregistered user blanked (but not redirected) a non-user talk page.

Tagged by filter 33.

Yes7,997 changes
removal of copyvio templatescopyright violation template removedTagged by filter 224.Yes7,924 changes
possibly non-minor editpossibly non-minor edit

This edit was marked as minor but may have made non-minor changes. See WP:MINOR for details.

Tagged by filter 368.

No7,878 changes
Rapid revertsNon-autoconfirmed user rapidly reverting editsTagged by filter 249.Yes7,439 changes
wikilovewikiloveEdit made using the WikiLove toolYes6,685 changes
New user changing redirect or redirectingNew user changing redirect or redirecting

This tag is inactive.

Previously tagged by filter 28.

No5,584 changes
Redirect becoming articleRedirect becoming article

User has converted a redirect into an article

Tagged by filter 342.

No5,424 changes
unusual redirectunusual redirectTagged by filters 113, 151 and 163.No5,021 changes
non-English contentnon-English content

New page or large addition of which less than 10% is in English.

Tagged by filter 346.

Yes4,730 changes
removal of articles for deletion templatearticles for deletion template removedTagged by filter 174.Yes4,471 changes
visualeditor-needcheckVisualEditor: CheckEdit made using the VisualEditor where the system detected the wikitext possibly having unintended changes.Yes2,653 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.Yes2,357 changes
ref group removalref group removalThis tag is inactive.No1,763 changes
visualeditor-switchedVisualEditor: SwitchedUser started to edit using VisualEditor then changed to the wikitext editor.Yes1,307 changes
vepawnspotential VisualEditor bugs

WP:VE adding pawns, and other symbols.

Special:AbuseFilter/577

No1,221 changes
AFCAFC template used in the mainspaceTagged by filter 183.No1,076 changes
New user creating interrogative pagesNew user creating interrogative pages

Indicates that the created page was in the form of a question or a how-to guide.

Tagged by filter 289.

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
userspace spampossible userspace spamYes778 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 removalThis tag is inactive.No460 changes
email addressemail address

This tag is inactive.

Previously tagged by filter 76.

No437 changes
self-renaming and bad user talk movesself-renaming or bad user talk move

A 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.

Yes425 changes
image added to templateImage added to template

An image was added to a template by a non-autoconfirmed user.

Tagged by filter 600.

Yes407 changes
discretionary sanctions alertdiscretionary sanctions alert

User alerted recipient to existence of discretionary sanctions.

Tagged by filter 602.

Yes324 changes
Possible Michael Jackson vandalismPossible Michael Jackson vandalismThis tag is inactive.No300 changes
possible conflict of interest spampossible conflict of interest in external linksThis tag is inactive.No259 changes
signature addedsignature addedYes249 changes
prod removedPROD contested or template removedThis tag is inactive.No217 changes
Possible Scibaby sockpuppetPossible Scibaby sockpuppetThis tag is inactive.No209 changes
personal attackpossible civility/npaThis tag is inactive.No203 changes
spampossibly inappropriate external linksThis tag is inactive.No153 changes
Removal of de: interwiki linkRemoval of de: interwiki linkThis tag is inactive.No115 changes
possible cut and paste move or recreationpossible cut and paste move or recreationThis tag is inactive.No97 changes
Added xx/xx/xxxx:- probably a date in unclear format Added xx/xx/xxxx:- probably a date in unclear formatNo85 changes
External link removalExternal link removalThis tag is inactive.No61 changes
WikiLoveWikiLove toolThis tag is inactive.No44 changes
Uncyclopediapossible Uncyclopedia contentThis tag is inactive.No27 changes
unflagged botunflagged botThis tag is inactive.No22 changes
OAuth CID: 67OAuth Uploader [1.0]Upload files to Commons via OAuth. Maybe some limited editing, later.No21 changes
helpme in mainspacehelpme in mainspaceThis tag is inactive.No18 changes
Blanking another user's talk pageBlanking another user's talk pageThis tag is inactive.No12 changes
michael jacksonmichael jacksonThis tag is inactive.No12 changes
BJCP spam or Joe jobbingBJCP spam or Joe jobbingThis tag is inactive.No10 changes
"The Network" potential vandalism"The Network" potential vandalismThis tag is inactive.No9 changes
OAuth CID: 64CropTool [1.2]Tool to crop imagesNo6 changes
Image abuseImage abuse

User is replacing legit image with another one.

Tagged by filter 428.

No6 changes
changing height/weightchanging height/weightNo5 changes
New user editing a template imageNew user editing a template imageThis tag is inactive.No5 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".

No4 changes
possible movie studio taggerpossible movie studio taggerThis tag is inactive.No4 changes
Possible TKE/"The Network" vandalismPossible TKE/"The Network" vandalismNo4 changes
possible malware linkpossible malware linkThis tag is inactive.No3 changes
Nowiki addedNowiki added

WP:VE inserting nowiki tag.

Special:AbuseFilter/550

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
link vandalismpossible link vandalismThis tag is inactive.No2 changes
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 abuseThis tag is inactive.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
non-admin user disabling ClueBotnon-admin user disabling ClueBot

This tag is inactive.

Previously tagged by filter 484.

No1 change