6. Tools available to help you make a harassment report

The structures on Wikipedia place the burden of proof on victims to assert their case of harassment incidences, which can be difficult in some cases. However, there are a number of tools that you can rely on to make a report about harassment experiences. The underlisted tools are either created by Wikipedia volunteers or by Wikimedia Foundation staff working in the Anti-Harassment Tools team.

  • Interaction timeline: This tool allows “chronological history for two users on pages where they have both made edits“.
  • Editor interaction Analyzer: ”This tool shows the common pages that two or more editors have both edited”.
  • Intertwined Contributions: “This tool displays the last 1000 cumulated contributions of the two users”.
  • Intersect contribs: “This tool intersects the contributions of two or more users on a given WMF project, showing the pages edited by all of them.”
  • User actions: Although not a user interaction tool, this tool is useful for learning the basics of a user contribution (# of edits, bans, abusefilter, etc.).

There are also online training modules published by the Support and Safety team of the Wikimedia Foundation that provide training lessons for editors. One of the resources provides training modules for people running in-person events so that they can keep events safe. Another module concerning online spaces, is meant for Wikimedia project functionaries and others who might be dealing with harassment, be it short-term or involving cases.