Last week we talked about "vandal patrol" and why they're on the lookout for more than vandalism. Here today, a few common tools assisting editors in their efforts:
Huggle is an alternative browser for desktop that can display edits in realtime and makes it easier to review and revert them
Snuggle is another browser focused on monitoring edits by new Wikipedia editors to help encourage good contributions
Twinkle is a gadget (enabled in Preferences) to automate tasks like identifying vandalism, tagging articles and requesting deletions
STiki is a tool that semi-automates detection and reversion of vandalism, in fact making vandal patrol sort of like a video game
These tools are used by a very small, but very active group of Wikipedia editors. In fact, we've never used them! But if you have, we'd love to hear your experiences.