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This page lists the tags that the software may mark an edit with, and their meaning.

Tag nameAppearance on change listsFull description of meaningSourceActive?Tagged changes
visualeditorVisual editEdit made using the visual editorDefined by the softwareYes138,226 changes
mobile editMobile editEdit made from mobile (web or app)Defined by the softwareYes63,685 changes
mobile web editMobile web editEdit made from mobile web siteDefined by the softwareYes59,743 changes
HHVMHHVMRevisions made with the HipHop Virtual Machine enabled instead of the Zend PHP interpreter (expected to improve performance, tagged for debugging/analysis)Defined by the softwareNo18,900 changes
uppercase- or lowercase-only articleuppercase- or lowercase-only articleDefined by the softwareYes15,760 changes
very short new articlevery short new articleA new user created a very short new article that is not a disambiguation or redirectDefined by the softwareYes15,754 changes
blankingblankingA new user removed "large parts" of an existing article.Defined by the softwareYes11,356 changes
visualeditor-switchedVisual edit: SwitchedUser started to edit using the visual editor, then changed to the wikitext editor.Defined by the softwareYes4,753 changes
repeating charactersrepeating charactersDefined by the softwareYes3,900 changes
mw-rollbackRollbackEdits that roll back previous edits using the rollback linkDefined by the softwareYes3,460 changes
mobile app editMobile app editEdits made from mobile appsDefined by the softwareYes2,984 changes
possible vandalismpossible vandalismDefined by the softwareYes2,976 changes
large unwikified new articlelarge unwikified new articleA "large" new article is created, but does not contain any wiki markup.Defined by the softwareYes2,867 changes
mw-undoUndoEdits that undo previous edits using the undo linkDefined by the softwareYes2,281 changes
one-case-only articleone-case-only articleNo longer in useNo1,779 changes
one-case only articleone-case only articleThe article only contains lowercase, or only uppercase letters (and perhaps numbers); this is almost always vandalism/graffittiNo longer in useNo1,481 changes
article with links to other-language wikis?article with links to other-language wikis?Defined by the softwareYes1,337 changes
massmessage-deliveryMassMessage deliveryMessage delivery using Extension:MassMessageDefined by the softwareYes1,239 changes
emojiEmojiUsed by global abuse filter 110.Defined by the softwareYes1,001 changes
possible libel or vandalismpossible libel or vandalismDefined by the softwareYes908 changes
copy/paste from another Wikipedia?copy/paste from another Wikipedia?Defined by the softwareYes814 changes
mw-new-redirectNew redirectEdits that create a new redirect or change a page to a redirectDefined by the softwareYes751 changes
Spambot edit?Spambot edit?Article shows editing patterns often used by spambots. Edit likely done by such software.Defined by the softwareYes731 changes
mw-blankBlankingEdits that blank a pageDefined by the softwareYes651 changes
visualeditor-wikitext2017 source editEdit made using the 2017 wikitext editorDefined by the softwareYes601 changes
OAuth CID: 99Dispenser [1.0]Dispenser toolsDefined by the softwareYes576 changes
New user creating interrogative pagesNew user creating interrogative pagesDefined by the softwareYes523 changes
mw-replaceReplacedEdits that remove more than 90% of the content of a pageDefined by the softwareYes514 changes
test edittest editDefined by the softwareYes355 changes
contenttranslationContentTranslationThe content was translated from another language using the Content Translation tool.Defined by the softwareYes341 changes
redirect page with extra textredirect page with extra textDefined by the softwareYes331 changes
reverting anti-vandal botreverting anti-vandal botDefined by the softwareYes327 changes
Text after interwiki/categoriesText after interwiki/categoriesNo longer in useNo283 changes
possible spammingpossible spammingA new user added a lot of text to an existing article, making it noticeably bigger.Defined by the softwareYes280 changes
mw-changed-redirect-targetRedirect target changedEdits that change the target of a redirectDefined by the softwareYes274 changes
mw-removed-redirectRemoved redirectEdits that change an existing redirect to a non-redirectDefined by the softwareYes217 changes
gettingstarted editgettingstarted editNo longer in useNo202 changes
talk page blankingtalk page blankingDefined by the softwareYes173 changes
new LGBT rights articlenew LGBT rights articleNew LGBT rights in country article, likely to be an unattributed copy/paste from the English WikipediaDefined by the softwareYes173 changes
Text after interwiki or categoriestext after interwiki/categoriesText was added "at the end" of an article, that is, after interwikis or categoriesNo longer in useNo133 changes
meta spam idmeta spam idDefined by the softwareYes120 changes
new tehsil articlenew tehsil articleDefined by the softwareNo83 changes
end of page textend of page textDefined by the softwareYes61 changes
short 'X is a city in Y' articleshort 'X is a city in Y' articleDefined by the softwareNo48 changes
adding email addressadding email addressAn email address is added to an article; this is a possible case for oversight.No longer in useNo37 changes
repeated xwiki CoI abuserepeated xwiki CoI abuseDefined by the softwareYes26 changes
visualeditor-needcheckVisual edit: CheckEdit made using the visual editor where the system detected the wikitext possibly having unintended changes.Defined by the softwareYes24 changes
article with links to other-language wikisarticle with links to other-language wikisNo longer in useNo4 changes
goji spam testgoji spam testNo longer in useNo1 change
ntsamr (global)ntsamr (global)Defined by the softwareYes1 change
OTRS permission added by non-OTRS memberOTRS permission added by non-OTRS memberDefined by the softwareYes0 changes
mw-contentmodelchangecontent model changeEdits that change the content model of a pageDefined by the softwareYes0 changes