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This thread was archived on 15 January 2009 by Degenret01.

i think we should create a "vandalbot" which will add a template to random pages and in doing so train the admins to rapidly respond to a vandal as soon as possible

how it works

basically, the vandalbot will go to random pages where it will add a template, this template will notify the admin and those users who participate in the anti-vandal exercise, the recent changes may not be used to track the bot nor any page of its contributions, when an admin reaches the bot's "vandalised page" they will remove the template, the admins must not use the bot's contributions or recent changes, and those who are not participating in the exercise must not remove the template or have anything to do with it.

the vandalbot

basically this bot will be made to wander random pages adding a template to every 100 (considering the bot's fast editing speed) pages, admins must find the page the bot has "vandalised" and follow the link to the bot, where they must ban it, this is basically a target made especially to train admins in case of massive vandal attacks.


those participating can also choose to join the specialised anti-vandal team (like SWAT in real life) which is a group of hightly trained and dedicated admins who will have special exercises set aside for them ONLY. therefore they will be very rapid force to intercept vandals before they can do any more serious damage to articles

so, what do you people think? like the idea? Explorer's ring 3.pngBtzkillerv has entered the building! Cape (blue).png 16:03, 14 January 2009 (UTC)


Oppose Being an Admin is not a job that a bot is needed to test and make admins do extra work. The admins have enough on their plates with the current vandals, and to add more is foolish.‎Cooked chicken.pngAtlandy 16:07, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Check this out killer. We are not paid, we have real lives, and we work on improving/cleaning up the wiki because theres a bunch of jerk preteens (and others) who have nothing better to than vandalize. We do NOT need training, and I wonder what the hell made you think this up. This will not happen and this can be archived already. --Degenret01 16:21, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

I don't understand. You want permission to create vandalism and call it a Training Exercise?

Bonziiznob Talk

16:28, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Flat out, uttlerly and completely oppose - Heck, I almost consider this to be vandalism (or at least flamebaiting) to even suggest such an idea. Please, like mentioned above, we don't need training or extra work. If you want to put together some documentation in terms of common vandalism problems, I suppose that would be semi-useful... even then I would rather not write a handbook for vandals. Any attempt to write such a bot ought to be treated as vandalism, the ip addresses of that user blocked, and checkuser scans to find out who might be involved and get those accounts blocked too. If you want experience with the "big leagues" for administering a wiki, try becoming an administrator on a Wikimedia project instead, better yet, en.wikipedia specifically. Common vandals will give current administrators all of the experience they need without inventing more work. --Robert Horning 18:16, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Cabbage and archive - I'd rather spend my time documenting red cabbage. If you want to do something like that take it to a wiki dedicated to "admin boot camp" or somesuch. I edit this wiki as i believe strongly in the free sharing of knowledge and information, not for needless busy work. I suggest we archive this discussion now rather than later. ~kytti khat 00:06, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Extreme oppose - Are you serious? Editing (and performing admin duties as well) here is voluntary. Admins don't need training. It would just annoy them to have to revert robo-vandalism.

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00:16, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

WTF? This is a complete waste of time. 7kyt1iT.gif --WINE OF GOOD HEALTH (Actually Stinko)

Oppose - Per all. Andrew talk 00:27, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Comment - The idea of putting existing admins through a game of hide and seek is awful. But maybe your on to something with training. I remember when I used to edit wikipedia, a user created a series of scenarios with a vandal/problem and the admin to be would act as if he was really in control. His answers were compared to others to see if they acted legitimately or not. As this wiki grows, and we get more admins, maybe we could put together a sort of live test using this bot within a predetermined amount of test pages. This way, admins would at least have some practice using their power and could keep the peace more efficiently when it came time to act. Maybe something to explore. Cap and goggles.pngTEbuddy 02:14, 15 January 2009 (UTC)