Bot policy/Implementation

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Bot policy Bot policy and guidelines (about implementation)
This page documents implementation of the standard bot policy.

Rationale[edit]

The standard bot policy greatly simplifies and streamlines requests for bot status by creating an automatic process for the approval of bots requiring hundreds of accounts. On wikis that implement the procedure, it is no longer necessary to hold a community election for certain specific bot tasks, if the bot is already approved for that task on a number of wikis. Instead, the bot need only perform a test run on each wiki before asking stewards to set the bot flag.

However, the policy must be individually proposed and implemented on every wiki before it can be applied. This is a task easily done by mass-account bot operators, who are already copy and pasting the proposal message for their bot. Doing so greatly simplifies the process for other bot operators, and for themselves should they ever choose to run a separate bot for a different task.

How to implement the policy[edit]

Proposal[edit]

On the local bot status request page (or a community discussion page if that doesn't exist), propose the policy with the following text:

==Bot policy==
Hello. To facilitate [[m:steward|steward]] granting of bot access, I suggest implementing the [[m:Bot policy|standard bot policy]] on this wiki. In particular, this policy allows stewards to automatically flag known interlanguage linking bots (if this page says that is acceptable), which form the vast majority of such requests. The policy also enables [[m:Bot policy#Global_bots|global bots]] on this wiki (if this page says that is acceptable), which are trusted bots that will be given bot access on every wiki that allows global bots.

This policy makes bot access requesting much easier for local users, operators, and stewards. To implement it we only need to create a redirect to this page from [[Project:Bot policy]], and add a line at the top noting that it is used here. Please read the text at [[m:Bot policy]] before commenting. If you object, please say so; I hope to implement in two weeks if there is no objection, since it is particularly written to streamline bot requests on wikis with little or no community interested in bot access requests. ~~~~

Implementation[edit]

If there is no objection after two weeks, follow the steps below or contact User:Pathoschild.

  • Check prerequisites:
    1. Ensure the proposal was placed on a prominent community discussion page; if not, move it to one and wait another two weeks. On small wikis, this is usually Project:Community_Portal, linked to in the sidebar. User talk pages or new pages do not qualify. (Talk:Main_Page usually doesn't qualify, unless it is linked to as explained in the next step.)
    2. Ensure the community discussion page and bot request page are easy to find. Add a link from Talk:Main_Page and Project:Community_Portal, like this:
      * '''en:''' This is the discussion page for "[[Main Page]]"; see also [[Project:Community Portal|community discussion]].
    3. Add a redirect from Project:Bot_policy on that wiki to the bot request page. The local request page should be the same page as community discussion, unless otherwise desired by the local community.
  • Implement:
    1. Add the following line at the top of the local request page (if there are no active local bureaucrats):
      * '''en:''' Requests for the [[m:bot|bot]] flag should be made on this page. This wiki uses the [[m:bot policy|standard bot policy]], and allows [[m:bot policy#Global_bots|global bots]] and [[m:bot policy#Automatic_approval|automatic approval of certain types of bots]]. Other bots should apply below, and then [[m:Steward requests/Bot status|request access]] from a steward if there is no objection.
      If there are active local bureaucrats, add this instead:
      * '''en:''' Requests for the [[m:bot|bot]] flag should be made on this page. This wiki uses the [[m:bot policy|standard bot policy]], and allows [[m:bot policy#Global_bots|global bots]] and [[m:bot policy#Automatic_approval|automatic approval of certain types of bots]]. Other bots should apply below.
    2. Update the list below, as well as Template:Bot_policy.
    3. As a steward, add the wiki to the Global bots wikiset.
    4. Process local requests if any fit the policy and are ready.

Where it is policy[edit]

The following wikis have implemented the policy (see Bot policy#Authorisation).

Current implementation[edit]

project language automatic approval global bots last maintenance[1]
meta allowed allowed not needed
wikipedia ab allowed allowed 2011-04-01
wikipedia ace allowed allowed 2011-04-01
wikibooks af allowed allowed 2011-04-01
wikipedia af allowed allowed 2011-04-02
wikiquote af allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wikipedia ak allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wikipedia am allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wiktionary am allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wikipedia an allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wiktionary an allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wikibooks ang allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wikipedia ang allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wiktionary ang allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wikipedia ar not allowed allowed 2012-11-02
wikipedia arc allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wikipedia arz allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wikipedia ast allowed allowed 2011-06-06
wiktionary ast allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wikipedia as allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wikipedia av allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wikipedia ay allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wiktionary ay allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wikipedia az allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wikiquote az allowed allowed 2011-06-15
wiktionary az allowed allowed 2011-06-16
wikipedia ba allowed allowed 2011-06-16
wikipedia bar allowed allowed 2011-06-16
wikipedia bat-smg allowed allowed 2011-06-16
wikipedia bcl allowed allowed 2011-06-16
wikipedia be-x-old allowed allowed 2011-06-16
wikipedia be allowed allowed 2011-06-16
wikiquote be allowed allowed 2011-06-16
wiktionary be allowed allowed 2011-06-16
wikiquote bg allowed allowed 2011-06-16
wiktionary bg allowed allowed 2011-06-16
wikipedia bh allowed allowed 2011-06-16
wikipedia bi allowed allowed 2011-06-16
wikipedia bjn allowed allowed 2011-06-16
wikipedia bm allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wiktionary bn allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wikipedia bo allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wikipedia bpy allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wikiquote br allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wiktionary br allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wikiquote bs allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wiktionary bs allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wikipedia bug allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wikipedia bxr allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wikibooks ca allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wikipedia ca allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wikiquote ca allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wikinews ca allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wikisource ca not allowed allowed 2012-01-01
wiktionary ca not allowed allowed 2012-01-01
wikipedia cbk-zam allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wikipedia cdo allowed allowed 2011-04-19
wikipedia ceb allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wikipedia ce allowed allowed 2011-06-17
wikipedia chr allowed allowed 2011-06-20
wiktionary chr allowed allowed 2011-06-20
wikipedia chy allowed allowed 2011-06-20
wikipedia ch allowed allowed 2011-06-20
wikipedia ckb allowed allowed 2011-06-20
wikipedia co allowed allowed 2011-06-20
wiktionary co allowed allowed 2011-06-20
wikipedia crh allowed allowed 2011-06-20
wikipedia cr allowed allowed 2011-06-20
wikipedia csb allowed allowed 2011-06-20
wikinews cs allowed allowed 2011-06-29
wikipedia cs not allowed allowed 2012-05-29
wikiquote cs allowed allowed 2011-06-20
wikipedia cu allowed allowed 2011-08-31
wikipedia cv allowed allowed never
wikipedia cy allowed allowed 2011-08-31
wiktionary cy allowed allowed 2011-08-31
wikiquote da allowed allowed 2011-08-31
wiktionary da allowed allowed 2011-08-31
wikipedia diq allowed allowed 2011-08-31
wikipedia dsb allowed allowed 2011-09-02
wiktionary dv allowed allowed 2011-09-02
wikipedia dz allowed allowed 2011-09-02
wikipedia ee allowed allowed 2011-09-02
wikiquote el allowed allowed 2011-09-02
wikisource el allowed allowed never
wikipedia eml allowed allowed 2011-09-02
wikivoyage en allowed allowed 2012-02-22
wikipedia eo allowed allowed never
wikiquote eo allowed allowed 2011-09-02
wiktionary eo allowed allowed 2011-09-02
wikiquote es allowed allowed 2011-09-02
wiktionary es allowed allowed 2011-09-02
wikivoyage es not allowed allowed 2013-02-04
wikipedia et allowed allowed never
wikiquote et allowed allowed 2011-09-02
wiktionary et allowed allowed 2011-09-02
wikiquote eu allowed allowed 2011-09-02
wikipedia eu allowed allowed never
wiktionary eu allowed allowed 2011-05-30
wikipedia ext allowed allowed never
wikipedia fa not allowed allowed 2011-04-07
wikinews fa not allowed allowed 2011-04-07
wikibooks fa allowed allowed 2011-10-19
wikisource fa allowed allowed 2011-04-07
wiktionary fa allowed allowed 2011-04-07
wikiquote fa allowed allowed 2011-10-19
wikivoyage fa allowed allowed 2014-10-05
wikiquote fi allowed allowed 2011-04-02
wiktionary fi allowed allowed 2011-04-02
wikipedia ff allowed allowed 2011-04-02
wikipedia fj allowed allowed 2011-04-02
wiktionary fj allowed allowed 2011-04-02
wikipedia fo allowed allowed never
wiktionary fo allowed allowed 2011-05-05
wikipedia frp allowed allowed never
wikiquote fr not allowed allowed 2011-05-05
wikipedia frr not allowed allowed 2011-05-05
wikipedia fur allowed allowed 2011-05-05
wikipedia gag allowed allowed 2011-05-05
wikipedia gan allowed allowed 2011-05-05
wikipedia ga allowed allowed 2011-05-09
wiktionary ga allowed allowed 2011-05-09
wikipedia gd allowed allowed 2011-05-10
wiktionary gd allowed allowed 2011-05-10
wikiquote gl allowed allowed 2011-05-10
wiktionary gl allowed allowed 2011-05-10
wikipedia glk allowed allowed 2011-05-10
wikipedia gn allowed allowed 2011-05-10
wiktionary gn allowed allowed 2013-01-25
wikipedia got allowed allowed 2011-05-13
wikipedia gu allowed allowed 2011-05-13
wikiquote gu allowed allowed 2014-04-02
wikipedia gv allowed allowed 2011-05-13
wiktionary gv allowed allowed 2011-05-13
wikipedia hak allowed allowed 2011-05-18
wikipedia haw allowed allowed 2011-05-18
wikipedia ha allowed allowed 2011-05-18
wikiquote he allowed allowed 2011-05-18
wikipedia hif allowed allowed 2011-05-18
wikipedia hi allowed allowed never
wikiquote hi allowed allowed never
wikipedia hsb allowed allowed 2011-05-18
wikipedia ht allowed allowed 2011-05-18
wikiquote hu allowed allowed 2011-09-04
wikipedia hu allowed allowed 2011-09-04
wiktionary hu allowed allowed 2011-09-04
wikipedia hy allowed allowed 2011-09-30
wikiquote hy allowed allowed 2011-09-30
wikipedia ia allowed allowed 2011-09-30
wiktionary ia allowed allowed 2011-09-30
wikiquote id allowed allowed 2011-09-30
wiktionary id allowed allowed 2011-11-03
wikipedia ie allowed allowed never
wiktionary ie allowed allowed never
wikipedia ig allowed allowed never
wikipedia ik allowed allowed never
wikipedia ilo allowed allowed never
wikipedia io allowed allowed never
wiktionary io allowed allowed never
wikiquote is allowed allowed never
wikibooks it allowed allowed never
wikiquote it allowed allowed never
wikisource it allowed allowed never
wikipedia iu allowed allowed never
wikiquote ja allowed allowed never
wikiversity ja allowed allowed never
wikipedia jbo allowed allowed never
wikipedia jv allowed allowed never
wiktionary jv allowed allowed never
wikipedia kaa allowed allowed never
wikipedia kab allowed allowed never
wikipedia ka allowed allowed never
wikiquote ka allowed allowed never
wiktionary ka allowed allowed never
wikipedia kbd allowed allowed 2011-05-27
wikipedia kg allowed allowed never
wikipedia ki allowed allowed never
wikipedia kk allowed allowed never
wikipedia kl allowed allowed never
wiktionary kl allowed allowed never
wikipedia km allowed allowed 2011-04-05
wikipedia kn allowed allowed never
wikiquote kn allowed allowed never
wiktionary kn allowed allowed never
wikipedia ko not allowed allowed never
wiktionary ko allowed allowed 2014-04-10
wikinews ko allowed allowed never
wikiquote ko allowed allowed 2014-04-10
wikiversity ko allowed allowed 2014-03-13
wikisource ko allowed allowed never
wikipedia koi allowed allowed never
wikipedia krc allowed allowed never
wikipedia ks allowed allowed never
wikipedia ku allowed allowed never
wikiquote ku allowed allowed never
wiktionary ku allowed allowed never
wikipedia kv allowed allowed never
wikipedia kw allowed allowed never
wikipedia ky allowed allowed never
wikiquote ky allowed allowed never
wiktionary ky allowed allowed never
wikipedia lad allowed allowed never
wikiquote la allowed allowed never
wiktionary lb allowed allowed never
wikipedia lbe allowed allowed never
wikipedia lez allowed allowed 2012-04-16
wikipedia lg allowed allowed never
wikipedia lij allowed allowed never
wikipedia li allowed allowed never
wikiquote li allowed allowed never
wikipedia lmo allowed allowed never
wikipedia ln allowed allowed never
wikipedia lo allowed allowed never
wiktionary lo allowed allowed never
wikipedia lt allowed allowed never
wikiquote lt allowed allowed never
wiktionary lt allowed allowed never
wikipedia ltg allowed allowed 2011-04-02
wikipedia lv allowed allowed never
wiktionary lv allowed allowed never
wikipedia map-bms allowed allowed 2011-04-02
wikipedia mdf allowed allowed 2011-04-02
wikipedia mg allowed allowed never
wiktionary mg allowed allowed 2011-04-02
wikipedia mi allowed allowed never
wikipedia mk allowed allowed never
wiktionary mk allowed allowed never
wikiquote ml allowed allowed never
wikipedia mn allowed allowed 2011-04-05
wiktionary mn allowed allowed never
wikiquote mr allowed allowed never
wikipedia mrj allowed allowed 2011-04-04
wikipedia mwl allowed allowed never
wikipedia myv allowed allowed never
wikipedia my allowed allowed never
wiktionary my allowed allowed never
wikipedia mzn allowed allowed never
wikipedia nah allowed allowed never
wikipedia nap allowed allowed never
wikipedia na allowed allowed never
wikipedia nds-nl allowed allowed never
wikipedia new allowed allowed never
wikipedia ne allowed allowed never
wiktionary ne allowed allowed never
wikibooks nl allowed allowed 2011-04-08
wikipedia nl not allowed allowed 2011-04-08
wikiquote nl not allowed allowed never
wiktionary nl not allowed allowed 2011-04-08
wikiquote nn allowed allowed 2011-04-08
wikipedia nov allowed allowed 2011-04-08
wikiquote no allowed allowed never
wikisource no allowed allowed never
wiktionary no allowed allowed never
wikipedia nrm allowed allowed 2011-04-11
wikipedia nso allowed allowed never
wikipedia nv not allowed allowed 2011-03-27
wikipedia ny allowed allowed 2011-04-11
wikipedia oc allowed allowed 2011-04-11
wiktionary oc allowed allowed 2011-04-11
wikipedia om allowed allowed 2011-04-11
wikipedia or allowed allowed never
wiktionary or allowed allowed 2012-07-22
wikipedia os allowed allowed never
wikipedia pag allowed allowed never
wikipedia pam allowed allowed never
wikipedia pap allowed allowed never
wikipedia pa allowed allowed never
wikipedia pdc allowed allowed 2011-04-12
wikipedia pfl not allowed allowed 2011-04-04
wikipedia pih allowed allowed never
wikipedia pi allowed allowed never
wikisource pl allowed allowed never
wikipedia pms allowed allowed never
wikipedia pnb allowed allowed never
wikipedia pnt allowed allowed never
wikipedia ps allowed allowed never
wikiquote pt allowed allowed never
wiktionary pt allowed allowed never
wikipedia qu allowed allowed never
wikipedia rmy allowed allowed never
wikipedia rm allowed allowed never
wikipedia rn allowed allowed never
wikipedia roa-rup allowed allowed never
wikipedia roa-tara allowed allowed never
wikiquote ro allowed allowed never
wikibooks ru allowed allowed never
wikiquote ru allowed allowed never
wikivoyage ru allowed allowed never
wikipedia rue allowed allowed never
wikipedia rw allowed allowed never
wikipedia sah allowed allowed never
wikipedia sa allowed allowed never
wikipedia scn allowed allowed never
wikipedia sco allowed allowed never
wikipedia sc allowed allowed never
wikipedia sd allowed allowed never
wikipedia se allowed allowed never
wikipedia sg allowed allowed never
wikipedia sh allowed allowed never
wiktionary sh allowed allowed never
wiktionary sl allowed allowed never
wikipedia simple allowed allowed never
wiktionary simple allowed allowed never
wikipedia si allowed allowed never
wikipedia sk allowed allowed never
wikiquote sk allowed allowed never
wiktionary sk allowed allowed never
wikiquote sl allowed allowed never
wikipedia sm allowed allowed never
wiktionary sm allowed allowed never
wikipedia sn allowed allowed never
wikipedia so allowed allowed never
wikiquote sq allowed allowed never
wikiquote sr allowed allowed never
wikipedia srn allowed allowed never
wikipedia stq allowed allowed never
wikipedia st allowed allowed never
wikipedia su allowed allowed never
wikiquote su allowed allowed never
wiktionary su allowed allowed never
wikiquote sv allowed allowed never
wikipedia sw allowed allowed never
wikipedia szl allowed allowed never
wikipedia ta allowed allowed never
wikiquote ta allowed allowed never
wikipedia tet allowed allowed never
wikipedia te allowed allowed never
wikiquote te allowed allowed never
wikipedia tg allowed allowed never
wiktionary tg allowed allowed never
wikipedia th allowed allowed never
wikibooks th allowed allowed never
wiktionary th allowed allowed never
wikipedia ti allowed allowed never
wiktionary ti allowed allowed never
wikipedia tk allowed allowed never
wiktionary tk allowed allowed 2011-11-19
wikipedia tl allowed allowed never
wikipedia tn allowed allowed never
wiktionary tn allowed allowed never
wikipedia to allowed allowed never
wikipedia tpi allowed allowed never
wiktionary tpi allowed allowed never
wikiquote tr allowed allowed never
wikipedia ts allowed allowed never
wiktionary ts allowed allowed never
wikipedia tt allowed allowed never
wikipedia tum allowed allowed never
wikipedia tw allowed allowed never
wikipedia ty allowed allowed never
wikipedia tyv allowed allowed 2014-02-21
wikipedia udm allowed allowed 2011-05-30
wikipedia ug allowed allowed 2011-05-30
wiktionary ug allowed allowed 2011-05-30
wikiquote uk allowed allowed never
wiktionary uk allowed allowed never
wikiquote ur allowed allowed 2014-04-02
wikipedia uz allowed allowed 2011-05-30
wikiquote uz allowed allowed 2011-05-30
wikipedia ve allowed allowed 2011-05-30
wikipedia vec not allowed allowed 2011-05-30
wiktionary vec not allowed allowed never
wikipedia vep allowed allowed 2012-03-01
wikiquote vi allowed allowed never
wikisource vi allowed allowed never
wikipedia vls allowed allowed never
wikipedia vo allowed allowed never
wiktionary vo allowed allowed never
wikipedia war allowed allowed never
wikipedia wa allowed allowed never
wiktionary wa allowed allowed never
wikipedia wo allowed allowed never
wikiquote wo allowed allowed never
wiktionary wo allowed allowed never
wikipedia wuu allowed not allowed never
wikipedia xal allowed allowed never
wikipedia xh allowed allowed never
wikipedia xmf allowed allowed 2012-07-25
wikipedia yi allowed allowed never
wikipedia yo allowed allowed never
wikipedia za allowed allowed never
wikipedia zea allowed allowed never
wikipedia zh-classical allowed allowed 2011-10-13
wikipedia zh-min-nan allowed allowed never
wiktionary zh-min-nan allowed allowed 2011-04-03
wikibooks zh allowed allowed 2011-10-13
wikipedia zh allowed allowed 2011-10-13
wikiquote zh allowed allowed 2011-10-13
wikisource zh allowed allowed 2011-10-13
wiktionary zh allowed allowed 2011-10-13
wikipedia zh-yue not allowed allowed 2011-12-30
wikipedia zu allowed allowed never
wiktionary zu allowed allowed 2011-04-02
    • The last maintenance is the date on which the wiki was last checked to ensure that the local policy columns are still correct, that the pages are correctly formatted, and that pending bot requests (which have not been forwarded to stewards) are processed.
    global bots (without policy)
    The following wikis have opted in to global bots, but otherwise do not use the bot policy. They are not consulted on changes to the policy.

    Proposed implementation[edit]

    Project Language Discussion Comment
    wikiquote ur 2012-07-29 Something strange going on with the request page
    wiktionary vec 2013-05-20 It is a new wiki, so I suggested one week discussion time (User:Carsrac)
    wikivoyage el 2013-06-13 They agreed with it.
    wikipedia tyv 2013-10-25 Discussion

    See also[edit]