Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2022/Programme/Submissions/Patrocle - the reverter that any wiki can use

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Patrocle - the reverter that any wiki can use

Type of submission (lecture, panel, workshop, lightning talk, roundtable, poster)
  • Lecture
Author(s) of the submission
  • Strainu
  • Strainu

Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova

  • Technology
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  • Medium
Abstract (up to 100 words)

Large wikis have automatic patroller bots which help humans by automatically reverting the most obviously damaging edits.

However, these bots are maintained by multi-person teams which spend a large amount of time on the code, making them impractical for smaller wikis.

In this lecture we will look at how we can leverage existing tools in the Wikimedia world (mw:ORES and toolforge) to make a "good enough" reverter bot for small and medium wikis.

PatrocleBot has been active on ro.wp for a few months with good results, reverting the worse 2% of all unpatrolled changes and patrolling the best 20%.

How will this session be beneficial for the communities in the region of Central and Eastern Europe?
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