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The VSTF utilize the CVN and their own channels with the help of IRC feed bots that pull edits directly from a wiki's recent changes. Here are examples of how to understand these bots:


FurryRC

FurryRC is the primary way to spot spam or vandalism on Wikia's many wikis. See here for a list of commands.

The following are examples of how the bot can report bad edits that you should check:

Blanking

User [[wikia:User:Shifty user]] page blank [[wikia:Main page]] (-6518) Diff: http://foo.wikia.com/index.php?diff=519761&oldid=519716

No explanation needed really, needs a good ol' revert.

Large text removal

User [[wikia:User:Foobar]] Large removal [[wikia:Main Page]] (-31501) Diff: http://foo.wikia.com/index.php?diff=12345&oldid=12344

This is where a user or IP has removed a large amount of characters of a page, and may indicate section blanking or replacing a large amount of the page with undesired or offensive information.

Large text additions

Whitelist [[simple:User:Random user]] Large edit [[wikia:User talk:Random user]] (+238) Diff: http://foo.wikia.com/index.php?diff=2224950&oldid=2224901

User [[wikia:User:Foo]] Copyvio? [[wikia:Giant enemy crab]] (+2862) URL: http://foo.wikia.com/index.php?oldid=13287&rcid=12673

User [[wikia:User:Foo]] Possible gibberish? [[wikia:Warrior Skills]] (+15364) Diff: http://foo.wikia.com/index.php?diff=4592&oldid=4591 "/* Foobar */ "

This is the opposite of removal, and could be a user or IP that is copy/pasting a lot of random text or adding nonsense to the page that should be checked out.

Watched edit summaries

User [[wikia:User:Charitest]] used edit summary "viagra" [[wikia:Forum:Index]] (+154) Diff: http://foo.wikia.com/index.php?diff=4754&oldid=4753 "buy cheap viagra"

This is pretty straightforward, and...in most cases, is usually a sign the edits definitely need attending to.

Watched pages

User [[wikia:User:Foo]] create containing watch word "Forum talk:Index" [[wikia:Forum talk:Index]] (+9) URL: http://foo.wikia.com/index.php?oldid=4762&rcid=209 "Created page with 'fasdfasfd'"

User [[wikia:User:Foo]] edited watched page [[wikia:Talk:Main Page]] (+334) Diff: http://foo.wikia.com/index.php?diff=224364&oldid=224275&rcid=225229 "/* No advertisements */ "

Watched pages have been marked as such as they're usually potential targets for trouble (such as page move vandalism, blanking, or spam)

Flagged users

There are a few types of lists you can assign users to define them as trusted or untrusted.
Someone marked as an admin is a user with global rights, such as Wikia staff, Helpers, or VSTF.
Someone on the blacklist has either been blocked on a Wikia wiki before, or has been manually added to the list because edits from that account or IP have been previously identified as spam or vandalism.
Someone on the whitelist is considered trusted. Channel operators may occasionally whitelist a well known user that often shows up on the feed, but whose edits are always considered "good".
A greylist happens automatically, for various reasons. A user could have triggered the exact same type of certain action several times, along with other factors that aren't really public to anyone but the bot owner. Greylisted edits should always be checked.

Rappybot

Rappybot is a CVN relay bot that sits in #wikia-vstf and relays information to available VSTF members. See here for a list of commands.

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