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The VoA mk. II fighter providing long-range aerial reconnaissance and defense in support of Operation Enduring Encyclopedia over the skies of Wikipedia on July 28, 2006.

About VoABot II

The purpose of this approved bot is to patrol articles and prevent banned users/trolls with revolving IPs/proxies from disrupting articles too much. This is useful against both long-term steady vandalism of certain pages or vandalbot attacks on many random pages. Semi-protection cannot be used for random page vandalism and it can be needlessly limiting if long-term use is applied to pages just to stop shared IP vandals. Additionally, "throwaway" accounts can make semi-protection end up as full protection.

General shared IP vandalism and spam patrol and page move patrol are also included. Similarly, move-protection is useless against random page move attacks.


Wikipedia vandalism information
(abuse log)

Level 3
Level 3

Moderate to high level of vandalism


4.17 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot 17:10, 17 June 2024 (UTC)

  • A) In the case where banned users continue to use sockpuppet accounts/shared IPs/open proxies to add edits clearly rejected by consensus to the point where long term protection is required, VoABot II may be programmed to watch those pages and revert those edits instead. Such edits are considered blacklisted. IP ranges can also be blacklisted from the bot's watchlist. This is reserved only for special cases.
  • B) VoABot II patrols recent changes and checks all edits by logged-out AOL, other shared IP users, and IPs that are acting as hosts (open ports). Any detected vandalism is reverted. This is done to avoid IP revolving spammers that hit multiple pages at random.
  • C) The move log is patrolled by VoABot II for page moves to inappropriate names by possible vandals. Such page moves will be reverted.

Note: IP ranges are never blacklisted from recent changes, excepting AOL for brief time periods if needed. Temporarily blacklisting AOL during a heavy vandalbot attack still allows talk page edits to be made and any good edits from AOL IPs made during that timeframe to be reviewed and restored (as opposed to blocking all AOL ranges).

Note: = Checked ability approved at requests for approvals.


Pages watched by VoABot II


See also


I am the author of this the script. It is a combination of JavaScript for parsing and Java for storing and reading data, some of which is called when scanning pages.Voice-of-All 03:14, 28 July 2006 (UTC)


The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I award VoABot II this barnstar for being an immense vandal fighter and for rescuing my userpage after yet another attack. :-) Lradrama 09:28, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
The Surreal Barnstar
I award you this Surreal Barnstar for creating VoABot II, it's really helping out with those ban-evading socks! --Konst.able 22:57, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
The da Vinci Barnstar
I am proud to award you this barnstar as I am very impressed by your bots and software work. Well done Retiono Virginian 20:38, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thanks for reverting the vandalism on my user page yesterday. Greatly appreciated!  Nhl4hamilton | Chit-Chat  12:19, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
The WikiChevrons
For your efforts to the article Axis naval activity in Australian waters vandalism free during the 24-hour span of its appearence on the mainpage I herby award you the WikiChevrons. Semper Fi, VoABot II! Carry on! TomStar81 (Talk) 07:24, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Bot Builder Award
On February 27, 2008, VoABot II fought off six repeat vicious vandalism attacks on the Wikipedia entry - Ukraine. The response rate was exceptional, under 1 minute. As a creator of this defending machine, you are bestowed this "Bot Builder Award". Much thanks from the Wikipedia community.--Riurik(discuss) 20:47, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thanks for reverting literally countless millions of vandalism. You've beaten me at least thirty times to revert vandalism (no kidding!). Thisisborin9talk|contribs 05:03, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For beating me to reverts twice in a row, including once when it was at the top of the list I was searching for vandalism; also because VoABot II does at least one third of the vandalism reverting I see. Someone the Person (talk) 23:54, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
You're beating me all the time, even while I'm using huggle! Congratulations. -[[Ryan]] (me) (talk) 13:39, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
You've beaten me to vandalism so many times, it's depressing now -_-. A Prodigy ~In Pursuit of Perfection~ 18:08, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
You're awesome. 'nuff said. - Unpopular Opinion (talk) 10:27, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thanks for your bot reverting vandalism on my user page from my user page January 2008. I have been looking at various histories and noticed your bot's edit. Thanks. The New Mikemoraltalkcontribs 00:33, 6 February 2009 (UTC)