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AntiVandalBot is a bot that reverts vandalism. On October 24th 2006 (Firefox 2.0 day) the accounts Tawkerbot2 and Tawkerbot4 stopped editing and all bot activity was moved to AntiVandalBot as the name is more descriptive. AntiVandalBot runs on the toolserver.

For frequently asked questions about AntiVandalBot please click here.

What AntiVandalBot is

AntiVandalBot is an automated computer program that catches vandalism based on known patterns. It is a set of check statements that if enough match true, it reverts. The patterns will be emailed upon request to users who can be trusted (for obvious reasons I'm not giving it to vandals). It also restores the header on the introduction page. It checks for vandalism in the article, help, category, and Wikipedia namespaces, as well as other pages upon request.

What AntiVandalBot is not

  • AntiVandalBot is not an admin (although its owners, Tawker, Joshbuddy, and Cyde Weys are); it does not block users.
  • AntiVandalBot does not catch all vandalism, only some obvious vandalism. Human RC patrollers will always be needed. AntiVandalBot does not have the intelligence of a human being and it will not catch everything.
  • AntiVandalBot does not revert page-move vandalism.
  • AntiVandalBot does not detect redirect vandalism (users redirecting pages to inappropriate locations)


A Barnstar!
The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

Given to AntiVandalBot, for tireless, immediate and perfectly done reverting. Congratulations to Tawker and Joshbuddy for the wonderful coding, which makes all of our 'jobs' easier! —Vanderdeckenξφ 19:10, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Original Barnstar

Here's an award for you, a barnstar awarded to you for your reversion of vandalism to the Intro page. Jared W 16:20, 5 May 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Barnstar of Diligence

Awarded to AntiVandalBot for Wikipedian community service. Thanks for making our lives easier! EvocativeIntrigue 17:11, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

Almost never wrong, your bot is just like a human. In fact, too much like a human... Master of Puppets That's hot. 05:19, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar

For just rolling and rolling and rolling back vandalism, I award AntiVandalBot this barnstar.--digital_me(t/c) 22:15, 31 May 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar (old version for variety!)

For always beating me to reverts, I curse you forever! (But give you a shiny star for being so darned useful.)Goldom (t) (Review) 04:53, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Optimistic's Star

For reverting endlessly even when vandals are coming at all directions. And for always beating me at revertion. Leon2323 11:23, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar

Thanks for your over 100000 Edits! USADude 13:04, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
An award of some sort!

For cleaning up vandalism. It actually beat me to some pages, which I'm quite suprised at! Keep up the good work, boy bot! We need you here! Now, if we can give a chamber pot award to the vandals... --AAA! 11:17, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Mojtaba Saminejad Vandal

thanks for your attention to Mojtaba Saminejad's page and keeping away vandalists!
A Barnstar!
The George Washington Vandal

A Barnstar!
The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

I know you're a bot, but even bots deserve barnstars. This one is for your helping to stop the AOL Vandal. TehKewl1 07:20, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Barnstar of Tireless, Robotic Reversion

For beating me to the punch countless times, I award AntiVandalBot this fancy barnstar. --Mr. Lefty Talk to me! 20:09, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
Peace Medal Barnstar

For protecting really important articles like Civilian casualties, despite only being only a bot and not yet understanding that war is wrong, I award AntiVandalBot this internationally recognised peace medal. Addhoc 10:28, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Protecting-Your-Own Barnstar

Awarded for your lightning-fast defense of AWK (programming language), even if you weren't written in it. May all your edits be true, and your code never falter. — ghoti 05:08, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Really Cool barnstar

Wow, you've beaten me to the punch so many times... For consistently defending Wikipedia's articles from the claws of annoying page-blanking vandals, and signifigantly lowering my edit count in the process, I award you this really cool thing.  Daniel_123  ►  01:57, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The Lovestar

This is for being loved by many. I want to eat your children, and I think your uterus is on fire. TehKewl1 15:20, 09 October 2006 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
The VandalKiller Award

With your honor and value, no vandal can be left unpunished! Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)
: 1.1em;" | The Working Man's Bot's Barnstar
For keeping vandals away, huzzar! While you can never have too many anti-vandalism barnstars, I thought something different may be in order. --h2g2bob 17:47, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
The Games Barnstar
A great bot,it's so good programated,it help us so much, best bot ever =D . --Samuelgames
A Barnstar!

On behalf of the Military History Wikiproject, I herby present the Military History WikiProject Distinguished Service Award to AntiVandalBot for its outstanding efforts to keep our USS George H. W. Bush article vandal free. Congradulations! TomStar81 (Talk) 07:10, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For beating me to the rollback button every single time. Keep up the good work! Bushcarrot 15:46, 19 November 2006 (UTC)
A Tasty Treat
A refreshing award for my robot friend, a nice glass of motor oil. Enjoy!KeNNy 14:14, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
You are beating me at a farily quickly rate catching vandalism. In this Defcon 2 state we need al the hepl we can get, and this bot works wonders. It's improving every day on catchign vandalism too, so I award you this barnstar. Wizardman 18:24, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
The Averrossian Barnstar (Okay, just a regular one)
You've done a great job at keeping the peace in Wikipedia. But, when you were passing through my farm and spent the night, did you sleep with my daughters? --Averross 14:14, 1 December 2006 (UTC)}}
A Barnstar!
The You-Have-A-Lot-of-Barnstars Barnstar

For acquiring 25 barnstars, I award you this barnstar. Although technically, this makes it 26. Sketch-The-Fox 21:32, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
The RickK anti-vandalism barnstar
Wikipedian of the year, 2006. -- Jeandré, 2006-12-19t21:56z
The Purple Star
Given in recognition for having one of the most vandalised user pages. Timrollpickering 03:31, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

The Technology Barnstar
This Barnstar is awarded to AntiVandalBot for reverting vandalism to the Blu-ray page in under 10 seconds. I don't know what Tawker did to make this bot, but it ROCKS!!!! J.delanoy 17:03, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
Portrait of Oscar Wilde

To show my appreciation for the return of the AntiVandalBot, I hereby present the bot with a portrait of Oscar Wilde because like him, this bot has nothing to declare but its genius. :) -→Buchanan-Hermit™/?! 01:50, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thank you for continually reverting vandalism before I get to it. (I don't know I click revert and it's already been done! :-)


Nice bot. With you and all the other bots on Wikipedia, I can worry less about vandalism and more about improving the articles ^_^ DiamondDragon 22:26, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

I love you. You stopped the vandilism of my school's page.

Thanks for reverting that vandalism on the Knight Online article, AntiVandalBot. j00 15 t3h ro><0rz! --Tanner 11:17, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks AntiVandalBot - reverted vandalism done by to Burke and Wills expedition - Rocketfrog.

tawker, no it was verrrrrry coool

neat bot

I liked how it nailed me when I wasn't logged in. :) -- Jimbo Wales (on IRC)

Wow, you're my hero. Thanks for making and running the bot!!!! ⇒ SWATJester

Fabulous bot. Bravo! Maustrauser

Dear AntiVandalBot, thanks so much for reverting the recent vandalism to the typeface article. I'm trying to bring that and related typography articles up to a much higher standard and am very grateful for your intervention. —Arbo

(Not enough praise on this page.)  :-) — Omegatron (see the full comment on the talk page)

Good work reverting page blanking of Hashish within the same minute it was blanked. HighInBC

Good work! I've seen the bot in action, and I think it will make life better for all wikipedians. --PeR

This bot is invaluable to the Newbie article, which is repeatedly vandalized. I watch it, and recently have had much less vandalism to deal with because of this! Thank you! Nihiltres

Extremely useful. Thank you so much for letting it loose, it's a joy watching it whack the vandals. If you improve it any further, I'll put it on RFA :) dab (ᛏ)

Fine job, all those involved. Wizzy…☎

Darn you TawkerBot! You keep on stealing my reverts! :) Seriously though, nice bot! --Lewk_of_Serthic contrib talk 22:00, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

I hate this bot - it makes us human vandal fighters obsolete :-) Jamyskis Whisper, Contribs Germany 11:47, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Super bot. It just reverted back an article I wrote that was erased. Luigibob 14:30, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for stopping KingdomKey at the Organization XIII article :DDDD urutapu 04:48, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

I have run across the bot many times, seems to be doing a great job! --Hetar 06:48, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

great bot! thanks! Sparsefarce

Very impressive, reverted a non-trivial vandalism in the same minute. --Vlad1 04:12, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Awesome - auto revert on Knox Grammar School of chunk of continuously repeated text vasndalism -- Moa999 09:56, 28 March 2006 (UTC) and another one - snagging two edits by the same IP.. Moa999 05:14, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Very cool idea indeed. Makes RC Patrol much more difficult (a good thing I guess). MFago 04:13, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! Saving me at least 2-5 reverts a day on my watchlist. -Ravedave 16:02, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Instant reverting, how useful. :) Saves real people doing the tedious work...--Andeee 17:14, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

I've seen your bot in action several times now and wanted to thank you for saving all of us time that is better spent improving articles! Jokestress 20:51, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Excellent bot. I scan the recent changes pages for potential vandalism and before I even click 'History' your bot's beaten me to it. Good stuff. R.E. Freak 22:56, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

From everything I've seen, I can attest that this is an awesomely well-programmed bot. You win, good day sir! -Jetman123 00:37, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

So glad this bot was in effect today when I was at work. This is an active time for one of the pages I work on and it was highly vandalized today. WTG for keeping that off the page most of the day. -- vi 02:11, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

I love it! Kills idiot edits before I have to deal with reverting them. Thank you for doing this. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 06:11, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

I hate it! I keep going to revert and find this thing has beat me too it :P jk, great work! -Lanoitarus (talk) .:. 04:01, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks AntiVandalBot - just saved Babur from egregious vandalism twice before I'd even noticed. Great Job. Sikandarji 11:15, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

AntiVandalBot is great. I'm wondering if it wouldn't be more useful to release the pattern-match than to continue keeping it secret. My rationale is that most vandals are casual dweebs and not likely to research enough to figure out how to get a copy of the pattern-match and then actually study it to figure out where the holes are. By sharing the pattern-match, people interested enough to get the pattern-match and read it could contribute to closing the holes (sort of an "open source" approach).

I just noticed that AntiVandalBot deleted a racial comment from the article on Booker T. Washington. Way to go!!! I'm glad that didn't stay up for long! Imagine someone of the targeted race researching Booker T. and finding that slur in the middle of the article. Congrats, AntiVandalBot!

Alternatively, there could be a means of reporting vandalism that is not caught by AntiVandalBot. Maybe the rv function on "popups" could be modified to automatically notify the AntiVandalBot developers when a human reverts vandalism. Richard 16:31, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Fast work by the bot. Impressive! gunslotsofguns 06:21, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Excellent work. Keep it up! JTFryman 02:01, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Thank you so much this helps with the vandalism greatly! Love it!!! SirGrant 22:22, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Congrats, AntiVandalBot! You have now beaten me to reverting vandalism 50 times! Keep up the good work.

--Primate #101 02:40, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. I now no longer click on obvious page blanking in CryptoDerk's tool because AntiVandalBot is usually just a few seconds behind. savidan(talk) (e@) 12:47, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Great bot! Woe is my edit count! What everybody else said, a great reverter of vandals indeed. -- Banez 13:08, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

nice bot, have seen it in action a few times, always spot on. does anyone know what percentage of vandalism it's reverting compared to regular users? --MilkMiruku 18:25, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

I love this bot. Not in a romantic way, I don't think, but there's definitely love there. Tijuana Brass¡Épa!-E@ 12:13, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

I have a major complaint: It's so danged efficient, it's going to put the rest of us out of business! :) Pat Payne 00:31, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Seeing all this, it is trouble, hopefully you won't improve it enough to judge alone what vandalism is and is not!... Keep on the work, but remember, what vandalism is: ""The criminal fight against culture is only the reverse side of a criminal culture"... Cheers RobOt and the Ghost in the Machine ! Lapaz 03:42, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

When I grow up, I wanna be just like AntiVandalBot! --Metron4 02:00, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

1337 b0tz0r, d00d! Haukur 15:44, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

I'm astounded at how much I bump into good old AntiVandalBot when I'm patrolling... well done, you made a good one here, Tawker! --Darth Deskana (talk page) 21:22, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks 4 stopping in Arminianism. Not coming from a protestant background Wikipedia is a good place 2 learn about protestant faith and vandals like those difficults reading. --Albert 01:06, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

AntiVandalBot saved my user-page's hide....and that's great! --Pikang 00:43, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

You rock, AntiVandalBot! Thanks for your vandalism duties at Tool (band) and 10,000 Days.. ;) Nice work Tawker! --Johnnyw 21:43, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

This bot rocks! Too bad it will be replaced by AntiVandalBot3 :( Pseudoanonymous 00:22, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Damn cool bot, you should seriously be thinking about an admin version with blocking powers for really obvious stuff. JeffBurdges 11:13, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Support, AntiVandalBot will make an excellent addition to the ArbCom! Ashibaka tock 03:59, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
  • AntiVandalBot is fantastic. Paul 22:11, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Two words of vandalism in an otherwise legit edit reverted—I don't even think a human could have caught the vandalism that quickly! Hyenaste [citation needed] 00:31, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Well done, AntiVandalBot - a persistent vandal dealt with. Jess Cully 15:41, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Very clever, I see it understands spanish too.--Gibnews 20:26, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Gibnews: I'm sure it's not language-based, there would be no need. Anyway, great work, reverted some religious vandalism on Satanism in record time. Fearwig 19:06, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

It beat me at some vandalism!--Gangsta-Easter-Bunny 15:28, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

Very good tool, I hate reverting 'cause I always screw up the edit summary in some way. Saved me from the effort several times! --Niroht 12:55, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

AntiVandalBot, you're my hero! By the time I can get to the vandalized page, you've already fixed it. --Maestlin 16:20, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Twakerbot, we need you! Seto Kamiki Jurai's profile has been vandalized again! Please fix it! BiggKwell

I'm naming my first child after tawkerbot! --Jeffrey O. Gustafson - Shazaam! - <*> 08:29, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

"And I would've gotten away with it, if it wasn't for that pesky bot!" --Robdurbar 10:53, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Wow! AntiVandalBot saved the zine page from homophobic vandalism, nice one! Mujinga 16:54, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

A great bot. Reverts vandalism at a quick pace. Anonymous_anonymous_Have a Nice Day 15:48, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Wu-Tang Clan are down with your bot. W guice 18:12, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Hey, keep up the great work! I see AntiVandalBot as a fellow patroller often, and it cheers me up knowing that we have the 24/7 round-the-clock support! Great Job! Ian 18:06, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Impressive to see how much vandalism there is on wikipedia and how efficiently this is reverted by AntiVandalBot. I checked several of the latest reverts and did not find a mistake. Great, Longbow4u 20:12, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Dear AntiVandalBot and operaters: Thank you so much for all your hard work! I especially appreciate your saving an article I wrote, Northshore Junior High. Thanks again! NSD Student 01:10, 14 June 2006 (UTC)NSD Student

The vandalism and the revert at NRGS had the same timestamp. Its reactions are so fast, it's like it reacts before the article has actually been vandalised... Fantastic bot. Congrats Tyrhinis 21:08, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Best thing since wrapped cheese! GangstaEB EA 01:20, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Amazing! It can almost "read" the text like a human vandal fighter! -- King of 19:06, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Excellent reverting on the Bangladesh article today. GizzaChat © 03:31, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Argh. You always beat me (and many others, apparently) to reverting things. Now, please go malfunction and/or self-destruct so human patrollers can feel worthwhile. :D Picaroon9288 02:02, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank u for reverting vandalism at Small Steps (novel) >-D Frosty (sup?) 18:40, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

All glory to the Tawkertoad. Err I mean bot. Jobjörn (Talk ° contribs) 00:34, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Great thing you got here.--Chili14 03:09, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

TawkerBot, you rock! Thank you for your tireless, 24/7, 365 days-a-year vandal-fighting! — QuantumEleven 13:33, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

No wonder I cant find anything to revert vandalism from! Keep it up! Nwwaew(My talk page) 12:57, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you, Bot!

Man, i delete that stuff because Deep In The Hole album is not a AC/DC album.

WOW, you are amazing. Reverting vandalism as soon as I refresh the page... Well done.


All bow down and praise the awesome AntiVandalBot.

(Just Kidding) But please leave positive comments about this bot.

Hey, I am trying to find some vandalism edits, hoping to revert them but everytime I find one this bot already clears it and I have no job here. This Bot is cutely coded. Love you so much. codetiger 10:41, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you, you cuty cuty little botty *huggles* for protecting the NavyFIELD entry. Obst & Gemuese 17:16, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Hooray! You have saved me work. Dar-Ape 23:11, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for reverting Bradford -- Chris Q 14:23, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Omg, you saved the entire article on Wicca. User:Divsky

Thanks for reverting Breast Implants!! It's an ongoing battle, but the vandal is alone in his desire to make the article an advertisement. You have saved some of us from more work. Hooray~! jgwlaw 23:56, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

I've always felt the computer should "do the work" and voila--so done and in seconds. I suggest a 10% salary bonus. (Hehe..) -RJFerret 18:46, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Someone should fix the tiffany lamps article, i don't really know how to do it, but basically, it should go with the guy who started tiffanys & co's son, who apparently made the lamp in the first place, because it just basically starts off with what looks like a continuation of that articleNick Bond 00:56, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

The changes I made to the Antiseptic Poetry page are legit. Its up for deletion and I don't need or want my comic to be dragged through the mud so a few wiki trolls can feel good about themselves. Otherwise the bot seems to work fine. - Lessthankate

Thanks for all your help, Mr. AVB! I would give you a barnstar, but...you kinda have a lot already. --Passerby Cat talk cat 08:48, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

I have no tales of great victories for the bot over the darkness lurking on Wikipedia, but the bot attends to the small as well as more problematic matters, and it's always a pleasure to see its tireless work. :-) -- Northgrove 22:04, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Something like AntiVandalBot has too much possibility. We should watch out. It's one step away from being sentient. Beware! I did encounter a hitch, though, recently with it, but it was mostly my own fault. Sometimes, it's not vandalism. 99% of the time it is, so, because I don't give barnstars, here's a bold asterik of reverting glory: *. Spend it wisely, AntiVandalBot, spend it wisely. -Bordello 09:23, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

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Thank you! You saved my little brother from putting profanities on the Wiki!Darwin 00:00, 12 August 2006 (UTC) Cryptosporidium-137

You saved Ghandi's reputation! What would wikipedia be without you...

It would be a place full of chaos and heck without the AntiVandalBot. --Eiyuu Kou 00:28, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

AntiVandalBot, you're my favorite roBOT ever. With the exception of Robo of course. And Marvin the paranoid android. And R2D2. With this thing running as well as it has been, we're only a few steps away from turning Wikipedia into a fully automated process that runs smoothly even if all the users are asleep.--BigCow 01:05, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

I'd make out with you if you were a woman!

I gotta admit, the writer of this bot is good. reverted my vandalism attempts before i could even refresh the page.

Thank you for saving Sandra Cisneros! RedRollerskate 22:13, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

You are very good programmed, Mr.Hyperbot ops, Mr.AntiVandalBot =D user:Samuelgames! --the preceding comment was left by

Some bugger tried to delete my At the Soundless Dawn. Praise be! Seegoon 13:15, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure if you ruined my vandalism experiment or not. Whatever the outcome, you provided some interesting data. For obvious vandalism - the vandalism in question was in Pseudonym and read "[THIS IS SOME VANDALISM. I'M TRYING TO PROVE A POINT ABOUT HOW MUCH TIME IT WILL TAKE TO REMOVE IT. MY GUESS: LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES.]" - I turned out to be wrong in my hypothesis. Although, technically, I was right - it was less than five minutes, it was about four seconds. 02:37, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Ooops. Your bot reverted a redirect I just did from Ajahn Chah, to Chah in order to rename the article w/o honorific title. I've re-done the redir and hope the bot doesn't revert it again. Deebki 02:59, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Well done AntiVandalBot! Auroranorth 12:35, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

I received your message regarding the Robert Newman article. The article was moved to a new page Robert Newman (comedian). The Robert Newman page was used for a disambiguation page. Dbart 21:39, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Damn you AntiVandalBot, everytime I close in on a vandal you are already there! Good work. Bakilas 04:48, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

You're both my friend and enemy for beating me to reversions ^_^ Thanks muchly. --Jitterro 02:43, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

The cure for the common idiot/jackass. Whatocean 06:08, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for stopping the idiot who keeps vandalises Man Ray. May your programming be good! Ryubread 14:33, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

KRBN changed the name of teams within Panathinaikos category without consultation. He chose very poor alternative names. I was only trying to revert name back to original correct name. Djln --Djln 22:03, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Your edits are everyware you rock,--Seadog.M.S 01:51, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

You should change your name to Captain VandalBot. Then, every time you revert a page, your edit summary can scream "VANDALBOT...PUNCH!". - ¡Kribbeh!Speak!\Contribs 17:26, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for taking care of Joe Hacker @ Urban Assault. Meneth 23:16, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Somehow, someone managed to replace the Snoop Dogg page with a biography of Elton John. Attempts to revert it are being undone by this bot. Please correct. BryanEkers 16:58, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

AVB, You are Pure Pwnage in a box! Keep up the good work! Oh, and I LOLed at your 'VandalFucker Award'. GG! E. Sn0 =31337= 22:43, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

My edit to Mario's Let Me Love You is not vandalism. I corrected the wording.

Thanks for fixing vandalism to my opening graf of Art article. I really struggled with a definition that respected the distinction between aesthetics and art, and I of course welcome a well-meaning critique or discussion, even from a former vandal! Julie Martello 12:46, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

By protecting the letter "L", you singlehandedly saved the English language! Well, there's always the looming threat of ebonics, but that's for another day!

A blessing to have on election night...

Pleasantly surprised to find that this bot had done my work on one of my more frequently vandalised watched pages. siarach 19:39, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia presents: Real Bots of Genius. Today we saulte you, Mr. AntiVandalBot. What does it take to get up and rock the house? Four million lines of basic programing, a will to rival that of Skynet, and one bad ass sense of justice. Vacations? Not for you, because your place is here, patiently waiting to throw down some 24th century justice on those who were foolish enough to wrestle with you. And all without the aid of a laobour union or a paycheck. So lets break out the fireworks folks, and celebrate the one and only AntiVandalBot! TomStar81 (Talk) 07:27, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

I started RC patrolling yesterday (Oct 10) and you have reverted many edits I wanted to revert. Good work. -- A. Wang (talk/contrb.) 16:12, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Aargh! I praise your hard work... yet protest because you revert vandalism only seconds before I do! Scoutersig 18:41, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

AARGH again! I'm almost mad, except that the end result (i.e. no vandalism) is the same either way. Scoutersig 02:08, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Nice work, some minor flaws but other then that you get rid of some tedious work that we would otherwise have to do! Thanks Woodenbuddha 21:16, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

You are really, really useful! Keep up the good work! --Calupict! 03:26, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

AntiVandalBot is usually a good thing, but sometimes it makes mistakes. 02:13, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

If AntiVandalBot were a woman, and not a computer program without any physical existence except as electrical signals being sent through some servers in Florida, I would marry her. -- THLCCD 07:52, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Hello Vandal Bot, i am a lovely lady bot looking for a man of your caliber

Your my hero, I'm naming my children after you!!

Thanks for stopping another horrid attack by a vandal on the Dora the explorer page our younger users and me thank you! Superx 02:46, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

So far I have found only 3 exploits so I guess thats pretty good. To bad the bot is very easily confused and has a hard time dealing with many edits at the same time from the same user. What a shame, perhaps you are just lazy to fix the problem.

Thanks for fixing the Gears of War page. :D --Jecrell 06:29, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

An anti-vandal bot... that's pretty darn cool. Eddygazilion 04:24, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Wow... The scripting for this 'bot must have been really complicated... I approve! Registered Arsonist 178327 Was here. 17:12, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

This bot is so effective. I check the recent changes for vandalism. I spot some. I notice a next revision link. I find that AntiVandalBot has already reverted the vandalism. This bot is effective! --Joe Schme(ssages)dley 21:57, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Great bot!--Ari89 04:45, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Best bot ever. <3 GeeCee 08:49, 13 December 2006 (UTC)


Great job of keeping the 1337 page clean! ThreeDee912 05:19, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

I read an article yesterday that predicted the demise of Wikipedia in less than five years because editors would get tired of reverting vandalism and then Wikipedia would become a wasteland of sledge. But bots don't get tired! Great job (and here's to another five years and more)!--Esprit15d (talk ¤ contribs) 16:45, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

A great bot, I don't know what Wikipedia would do without it.--Res2216firestar 22:44, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Love the photo of the ship firing and the "this bot is a joint venture of..." It makes it seem so quaint and amusing. Cute little bot, working hard all day. You should give him some kind of face or just otherwise encourage users to anthropomorphize the bot as much as possible. He works so hard!! --Clngre 16:07, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

your bot is awesome :)Preeeemo 23:26, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Neat picture of the ship. Brian Boru is awesome 21:13, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you mate! User:Matt-rex 10:57, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Can I really vandalize here anymore? Fredil 02:08, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Less than a minute. That's how long it takes before AntiVandalBot finds and reverts vandalism. Maybe one day we won't need Wikipedians at all? Yay unto the Chicken 12:24, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

I am so frustrated as a new user. I just got here with Arnold Schwarzenegger's accident. Tried to cite references, clean up the trivia, only to have it vandalized. I thank you for doing a revert earlier. I've cited foxnews, CNN, USAtoday, CBS, LAtimes, etc... I'm citing mainstream media on both sides of the isle. Trying to be fair, and get hit with vandals. I sometimes feel my work is for nothing. I thank you for the revert. If not for people like you I might just give up. Thanks and Happy New Year! Jaskemr 00:16, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Go get a life! You have made a whopping 100,000 vandal reversions. Is that all you do, editing WP 24 hours a day!? You should leave your computer for once and do something. Do you even stop to eat? Then again, you ARE a robot, you DO revert many, many vandals about ten seconds after they vandalize, and you have been a good vandal reverter ever since you were programmed. Never mind. :-P SupaStarGirl 23:48, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Great work! Please keep up the reverts. It's a better place with your help!Pepto gecko 23:20, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Keep up the vandalism reverting. You have impressed me. Kamope | userpage | talk | contributions 13:06, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Roar. Despite always annoying me by reverting blatent vansdlaism before I can, I still love you love you love you. I don't know I'm adressing a macro like it is a good looking female. → p00rleno (lvl 80) ←ROCKSCRS 23:08, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Dang, this thing gets annoying when it beats you by mere seconds. Multiple times in a row. But I don't know what'd we do without it. Excellent work, glad to have you around, AntiVandalBot! Hersfold (talk|work) 18:17, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

THank you so much for reverting the Bullet for My Valentine EP. You rock. Violask81976 22:41, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Two thumbs up! Keep up the good work done on it! Cristobal 21:55, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Tonich03 00:37, 11 February 2007 (UTC)you own, beyoch.

Fantastic.. as usual, AntiVandalBot somehow manages to save the day ;-). Tim.bounceback - TaLk 23:11, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

RIP...You were a great bot. My favorite. Invisible Noise 05:23, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

CodenameCueball 20:22, 02 March 2008 (GMT)man, this bot is great! it fixes stuff that I can't be bothered to look at!

Haha a gr8 bot, shame its stopped working... Manadude2 (talk) 15:00, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

RIP Tawkerbot4. MDaxo (talk) 07:44, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

the amazinggggggggggggggggggggg ANTIVABDALBOT!!!!!!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dasfgf (talkcontribs) 19:25, November 22, 2009 (UTC)