User:Emijrp/Anti-vandalism bot census

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This is an anti-vandalism bot census for all Wikimedia projects as of February 2011. It includes active and inactive bots, also simple clones of other bots. The main goal of this census is compiling all the information available about these counter-vandalism automatic tools. Feel free to help improve this page.

Techniques[edit]

We can see two main types of anti-vandalism bots:

Census[edit]

Bot name Operator Project First reversion Last reversion[1] Methods of detecting vandalism Programming language License Source code Edits[2] Comments, additional features, etc
Africanus Magister Mathematicae es.wikipedia.org 2010-04-23 Active · · · · 7000 AVBOT clone
AmeliorationBot Ameliorate! en.wikipedia.org 2008-07-21 2008-11-08 Regular expressions AWB · · 2000 Not really anti-vandalism. It removes test edits and default messages of toolbar
AntiSpamBot Shadow1 en.wikipedia.org 2006-11-16 2007-12-25 Blacklist Perl · · 44000 Not really anti-vandalism, it is anti-spam
AVBOT Emijrp es.wikipedia.org 2008-03-10 2010-05-16 Scoring system based in regular expressions Python, Pywikipedia GPL http://code.google.com/p/avbot/ 595000 Anti-vandalism, tag new pages for deletion, remove non-notable biographies from date pages
Bot que revierte Orgullomoore es.wikipedia.org 2006-06-04 2006-07-03 Regular expressions · · · 900 It only reverts to anonymous users, and only the last edit
Botarel Lucien leGrey es.wikipedia.org 2009-04-17 Active · · · · 46000 AVBOT clone
BOTirithel Tirithel es.wikipedia.org 2009-09-14 Active · · · · 6000 AVBOT clone
BOTpolicia Er Komandante es.wikipedia.org 2007-01-21 2008-03-18 · · · · 153000 Anti-vandalism, tag new pages for deletion
ClueBot Cobi en.wikipedia.org 2007-07-29 2010-12-02 Scoring system based in heuristics PHP GPL User:ClueBot/Source 1500000 Report IP vandals who use open proxies to WP:OP
ClueBot NG Cobi, Crispy1989 en.wikipedia.org 2010-11-02 Active Artificial neural network C, C++, PHP, Python, Bash, and Java (more info) GPL https://cobihome.external.cluenet.org:8443/viewvc/cluebotng/ 1623187 Main anti-vandalism bot on w:en:
CounterVandalismBot Lloydpick en.wikipedia.org 2007-09-28 2007-11-10 Scoring system Visual C# · · 14000 ·
CVBOT HUB es.wikipedia.org 2009-10-01 Active · · · · 3000 AVBOT clone
CVNBot Manuelt15 es.wikipedia.org 2010-04-08 Active · · · · 600 AVBOT clone
GoblinBot4 Bluegoblin7 simple.wikipedia.org 2009-05-12 Active · PHP GPL http://sourceforge.net/projects/antivandalbot 10000 ·
PseudoBot Pseudomonas en.wikipedia.org 2008-04-12 Active Redlinks to nonexistent page in date articles Perl · · 95000 Remove non-notable biographies from date pages
Salebot Gribeco fr.wikipedia.org 2007-10-26 Active Scoring using regexps and user profiling Perl · https://fisheye.toolserver.org/browse/gribeco/salebot2 713000 Also used on ptwiki
SalebotJunior Nakor fr.wikipedia.org 2010-07-26 Active Scoring using regexps and user profiling Perl · https://fisheye.toolserver.org/browse/gribeco/salebot2 1000 Exactly the same code as Salebot, running when Salebot is unavailable
SoxBot III X! en.wikipedia.org 2009-01-01 2009-09-12 Scoring system PHP GPL https://github.com/soxred93/SoxBot-III 29000 ·
VoABot II Voice of All en.wikipedia.org 2006-07-28 2009-10-06 · Javascript/Java · · 274000 Anti-vandalism, revert vandal page moves

Bots to be added:

  • AVBOT (es) and its clons, Salebot (pt), AntiVandalBot (en) previously Tawkerbot2 and Tawkerbot4, MartinBot (en), DASHBotAV (en), XLinkBot anti-spam (en)
  • ask in other wikipedias
  • no bots? pl
  • anti-vandalism bots are not allowed in: de
  • use of anti-abuse filters, not bots: it
  • make statistics about reverts in the recentchanges table to discover bots

Semi-automatic anti-vandalism tools[edit]

For a fuller list see Category:Wikipedia counter-vandalism tools

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ We consider active those bots which have reverted vandalism in the last year.
  2. ^ It includes edits in all namespaces: reverts, talk messages, etc.

References[edit]

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