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<translate> The Small Wiki Monitoring Team (SWMT) is a group of Wikimedians who, using IRC and other [[<tvar name=swmt-tools>Small Wiki Monitoring Team/Tools</tvar>|tools]], monitor small wikis for [[<tvar name=vandalism>Wikipedia vandalism</tvar>|vandalism]], [[<tvar name=spam>External links policy</tvar>|spam]] or [[<tvar name=trolling>What is a troll?</tvar>|trolling]]. There are [[<tvar name=swmt-irc>Small Wiki Monitoring Team/IRC</tvar>|several bots]] which report any suspicious edits to the wikis that the SWMT monitors. To help, simply join #cvn-swconnect on [[<tvar name=irc>Special:MyLanguage/IRC</tvar>|IRC]]. You can also edit the list of users below to register your participation.

Definition of "small"[edit]

The "small" in "Small Wiki Monitoring Team" is to be broadly interpreted. Although the [[<tvar name=swmt-irc>Small Wiki Monitoring Team/IRC</tvar>|bots]] on IRC monitor most wikis with fewer than 10,000 articles, that is not to say that they are "small" as in "insignificant"; rather, we prefer to monitor as large a number of wikis as possible, so that we can most effectively coordinate measures to stop spammers and vandals that damage a lot of wikis en masse, or target smaller wikis because they think they can avoid detection altogether.

Therefore, please don't be offended if one of our members reverts vandalism on your wiki, identifying themselves as a member of the SWMT; we're there because we care about your wiki, not because we think it is a backburner project.

How to monitor a small wiki[edit]

  1. Monitor recent changes to small Wikis via [[<tvar name=irc-channels>IRC/Channels</tvar>|IRC]] or [[<tvar name=swviewer>SWViewer</tvar>|SWViewer]]. See [[<tvar name=swmt-irc>Small Wiki Monitoring Team/IRC</tvar>|Small Wiki Monitoring Team/IRC]] for details.
  2. Report vandals and page deletions at [[<tvar name=s-req>Global sysops/Requests</tvar>|Global sysops/Requests]].
  3. [[<tvar name=help-revert>Special:MyLanguage/Help:Reverting</tvar>|Revert vandalism]].
  4. Report link spam for the [[<tvar name=blacklist>Talk:Spam blacklist#Requests for addition</tvar>|Spam blacklist]].
  5. A list of small wikis can be found [[<tvar name=wikis>Small and large wikis</tvar>|here]].

Global permissions[edit]

Any user in good standing can become a member of the SWMT. However, there are [[<tvar name=s-req-global>Steward requests/Global permissions</tvar>|global permissions]] that may be of help. These include [[<tvar name=global-sysops>Special:MyLanguage/Global sysops</tvar>|global sysop]] and [[<tvar name=global-rollback>Special:MyLanguage/Global rollback</tvar>|global rollback]]. Please note that candidates for these permissions are expected to have significant experience in the SWMT.

Userbox[edit]

Members of SWMT are requested to create a {{<tvar name=GlobalPage>ll|Global_user_pages</tvar>|global user page}} at Meta, which will show on the wikis where they are editing. Consider using a Babel tag on your user page.

You can add the following userbox to your user page by typing <tvar name=code>{{User SWMT}}</tvar>:</translate>

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Small Wiki Monitoring Team.


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Members[edit]

Members are free to self-identify themselves as Small Wiki Monitoring Team members. You may do so by [<tvar name=membership>https://everything.wiki/index.php?title=Template:SWMT-Members&action=edit</tvar> editing the members list].</translate> Template:SWMT-Members

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See also[edit]

  • [[<tvar name=cvn>Special:MyLanguage/Countervandalism Network</tvar>|Countervandalism Network]] (CVN)
  • [[<tvar name=mwp>Special:MyLanguage/Multilingual Wikipedia</tvar>|Multilingual Wikipedia]]
  • [[<tvar name=swt>Special:MyLanguage/Small wiki toolkits</tvar>|Small wiki toolkits]]

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