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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.

GeneralSpam

GeneralSpam is a spam-detection bot that resides in #wikia-spam. See here for a list of commands.

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

COI 1

COI1 (0.58) [[User:Rappy 4187]] created http://vstf.wikia.com/index.php?diff=484848484848 with URL iamrappy4187.com

COI 1's detection checks if the username of page creator matches the first link entered in his page. Check if this was indeed spam or not. The bot also checks all new thread creations in Discussions.

COI1 (0.58) [[User:57.47.123.47]] created http://vstf.wikia.com/index.php?diff=484848484848 matching criteria: IP and title equals summary

COI1 also checks if the user is an IP and if the title matches the summary with great percentage.

COI 2

COI2 (0.58) [[User:Rappy 4187]] created wiki http://rappyrappyrappy41874187.wikia.com

COI2 checks all newwikis. If the username matches the new wiki's URL with a high match, it might be spam or just another user.

COI 3

COI3 (0.58) [[User:Rappy 4187]] created wiki http://rappyrappyrappy41874187.wikia.com with title Rappy 4187

COI3 checks if the wiki title matches the username with a high match. Similar to COI2.

COI 4

COI4 (!) [[User:Rappy 4187]] created http://rappyrappyrappy41874187.wikia.com with URL youtu.be

COI4 keeps track of all newwikis for an hour. If there is a new link edited in a page or in a new page creation, it will give this line. This may be spam.

COI 5

1

COI5 (0.58, 1) [[User:Rappy 4187]] created http://rappyrappyrappy41874187.wikia.com?oldid=4985 matching filter #477

COI5, 1 uses a list of common spam phrases and regexes. It checks all new pages on Wikia and checks if the content exactly matches the spam phrases, or if it matches the regex. If it exactly matches, it will give a percentage. If it matches with regex, it will give !. This has a high chance of spam for filters under 400. The bot also checks all new thread creations and replies in Discussions.

2

COI5 (!, 2) [[User:Rappy 4187]] created http://rappyrappyrappy41874187.wikia.com?oldid=4985 with title banana, filter banana, #8

COI5, 2 checks if the created title matches a filter, and gives the index number for use with !check.

3

COI5 (!, 3) [[User:Rappy 4187]] created http://rappyrappyrappy41874187.wikia.com?oldid=4985 with summary banana, filter banana, #8

COI5, 3 checks if the created summary matches a filter, and gives the index number for use with !check.

4

COI5 (0.58, 4) [[User:Rappy 4187]] created http://vstf.wikia.com/index.php?diff=484848484848 with URL iamrappy4187.com, filter rappy, #345

COI5, 4 checks if the URL matches a set of filters. The bot also checks all new thread creations and replies in Discussions.

COI 6

COI6 (!) [[User:Rappy 4187]] created http://answers.wikia.com/Talk:What%20are%20fish with URL iamrappy4187.com, main page created by [[User:Not a sock]]

COI6 checks all new talk page creation and if a link has been entered. This COI will give the talk page creator and the main page creator, as they both are likely to be spammers.