The following is a list of tools and resources available for those who want to clean up with a more systematic approach.


Screenshot of Wikipedia recent changes IRC feed

The old school way is to load recent changes and check the (diff) links. It can be filtered according to featured articles, good articles, living people, new accounts' contribs, IPs' contribs, mobile contribs (as these are more prone to vandalism, see Help:Recent changes), and even by likelihood of being damaging or bad-faith. Searching for pages by their namespace and specific tags (e.g. VisualEditor, possible BLP issue or vandalism, etc.) can also be done. If they contain harmful edits, you revert to the previous version. However, the high volume of edits that occur each second makes this difficult to accomplish most of the time, and several tools have been created to simplify the process:

Rollback tools

These tools extend the rollback feature by allowing you to specify a summary when using rollback. They may also offer additional features:

Rollback-like scripts

These tools can be used to achieve the same effect as rollback if you do not have it.

Special pages

Task Forces

IRC channels

Note that these are not operated by or affiliated with Wikipedia.

Discord server

See also: Wikipedia:Discord

A Discord server has been started to help coordinate anti-vandalism response - please consider joining.

Vandalism Detection Score Services


Blue Alert. No vandalism problems.[viewpurge] 1.92 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot 06:10, 4 May 2024 (UTC) change[reply] 5


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