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AVBOT is an anti-vandalism bot in Spanish Wikipedia. It uses regular expressions and scores to detect vandalism.

The original user account for this bot is inactive, but there are several clones and PatruBOT is the active account as of February 2012.

AVBOT reverting a test edit and a blanking vandalism. It sends different messages to every user (newbies or vandals)
AVBOT hourly reverts from March 2008 to July 2008.
AVBOT reverts composition: vandalism (72.4%), blanking (14.4%) and test edits (13.2%).


Title Author(s) Keyword(s) Published in Language DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. Abstract
AVBOT: Detecting and fixing vandalism in Wikipedia Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada AVBOT
Libre software
UPGRADE English 2011 Wikipedia is a project which aims to build a free encyclopaedia to spread the sum of all knowledge to every single human being. Today it can be said to be on the road to achieving that goal, having reached the 15 million articles milestone in 270 languages. Furthermore, if we include its sister projects (Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikisource,...), it has received more than 1 billion edits in 10 years and now has more than 10 billion page views every month. Compiling an encyclopaedia in a collaborative way has been possible thanks to MediaWiki software. It allows everybody to modify the content available on the site easily. But a problem emerges regarding this model: not all edits are made in good faith. AVBOT is a bot for protecting the Spanish Wikipedia against some undesired modifications known as vandalism. Although AVBOT was developed for Wikipedia, it can be used on any MediaWiki website. It is developed in Python and is free software. In the 2 years it has been in operation it has reverted more than 200,000 vandalism edits, while several clones have been executed, adding thousands of reverts to this count.
AVBOT: detección y corrección de vandalismos en Wikipedia Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada NovATIca Spanish 2010
Detector y corrector automático de ediciones maliciosas en Wikipedia Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada Wikipedia
Spanish 2009 El proyecto desarrolla AVBOT (acrónimo de Anti-Vandalism BOT), un programa que detecta y corrige automáticamente ediciones maliciosas en Wikipedia en español. Está programado en Python y utiliza las librerías pywikipediabot y python-irclib.