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This page hosts requests for a bot flag on a Wikimedia wiki with no bureaucrats. Please read the instructions before posting a request. Do NOT post your request here until you get community approval (i.e., don't list your bot here if you haven't consulted the local wiki for at least a week, or whatever local policies dictate).

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Before posting here[edit]

Before posting here, please check the following points:

  1. If there is a bureaucrat on the local wiki (visit Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat on the wiki to check): Please ask them to fulfill your request using Special:UserRights on the relevant wiki.
  2. Before requesting access here, make sure to obtain consensus on the local wiki if there is a community (see the index of request pages). If there is no local community, request on this page with a note to that effect. You can ask local bot flag directly here for some wikis in some cases (see automatic approval).
  3. Remember to read the local project's bot policy. This should be linked from the local bot request page; a few are listed below. DO NOT post your request here without having fulfilled the local policies first, and having waited for at least a week to gauge community opinion. In the case that the project does not have a local bot policy, the global bot policy applies.
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Making a request[edit]

  1. Place the following code at the bottom of the "Bot status requests" section below:
    === Bot name@xxproject ===
     |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
     |domain    = 
     |user name = 
    (your remarks) ~~~~

    You can use following form when applying global bot status:

    === Global bot status for <yourbotname> ===
     |status    = <!--don't change this line-->
     |domain    = global<!--don't change this line-->
     |user name = 
    (your remarks) ~~~~
  2. Fill in the values:
    • 'domain': the wiki's URL domain (like "ex.wikipedia" or "meta.wikimedia").
    • 'user name': the bot's user name (like "ExampleBot"). Leave it blank if you're requesting access for multiple bots.
    • 'discussion': a link to the local vote or discussion about the bot (for example, "[[ex:Wikipedia:Bots#ExampleBot]]"). Notes: If there is no local vote or discussion, please say so below the template and explain why not. If there's no community, implement the standard bot policy instead.
  3. If anything is missing from your request, a steward will request more information.

Global bot status requests[edit]

Global bots are enabled on most wikis using the standard bot policy (see list of global bot wikis and global bot access requirements). Request will typically be left open for several days to allow comments. Please add requests at the bottom of this section.

Removal of global bot status[edit]

Please see the policy for global bots for the requirements that must be met for global bot access.

Bot status requests[edit]

Please add new requests at the bottom of this section.

CosMos bot@bnwiktionary[edit]

~ Rahul amin roktim (talk) 06:20, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Not a steward but.. it is your responsibility as user running bot software on your account or a bot account to read the local bot policy of the wikimedia project in question. Bn.wiktionary uses standard bot policy, which states you must run a bot on a separate account. Appeal your block, create a separate bot account, read the policy being used and then you can apply at উইকিঅভিধান:বট#Bot status requests. Riley Huntley (talk) 06:39, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
    I agree. Per the general bot policy all bots must be run on separate accounts. Ruslik (talk) 20:32, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

REQUEST ADDED উইকিঅভিধান:বট#User:CosMos bot CosMos bot (talk) 11:37, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Note: The operator added bot request from bot account because main/operator account is blocked. The reason is to run bot script from main account without permission which he has done in more than one projects He was warned beforehand repeatedly. — T. 06:36, 9 February 2016 (UTC)


Cheers, Riley Huntley (talk) 23:52, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

There is an active bureaucrat. Ruslik (talk) 18:59, 5 February 2016 (UTC)


Cheers, Riley Huntley (talk) 23:59, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

There are two active bureaucrats. Ruslik (talk) 19:00, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
Neither bureaucrats are performing their duties then. As said, no response for seven days and direct invite to comment was ignored. Riley Huntley (talk) 19:11, 5 February 2016 (UTC)
If bureaucrats ignore your request, it means that they deny it. We can not override their decision. Ruslik (talk) 18:00, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.


I'd like to think this applies on Wikimedia. Riley Huntley (talk) 02:15, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done locally - crat finally responded. :) Riley Huntley (talk) 09:23, 8 February 2016 (UTC)


There is no local community or local active bureaucrats. β16 - (talk) 10:51, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

There is an active bureaucrat. Ruslik (talk) 18:58, 5 February 2016 (UTC)


I need the status so I won't flood the RC page. And since there is not active bureaucrats, and me and another user is the only administrators active right now. Simeon Dahl (talk) 12:29, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 12 February 2016. Taketa (talk) 21:14, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

R. Giskard Reventlov@wawiktionary[edit]

I already manage such robot on the walloon wikipedia w:wa:Uzeu:R. Giskard Reventlov; I request for a robot flag for the same user on the walloon wiktionary, to not clobber the "last changes" list. The robot is used mainly for orthographic mass changes (correcting a spelling on the whole site), and fixing links. It seems there is nobody with enough rights on wa.wikt to do it locally. Thanks Srtxg (talk) 02:10, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Is this a special bot account or a normal user account? Ruslik (talk) 17:43, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
It's a special bot account. It doesn't follow the current wikipedia usage on bot-naming because I created it (on wa.wikipedia) long before there were such usage. (but it is a robot name, even with the infamous leading "R." ;-) )
Srtxg (talk)
Yes check.svg Done I flagged the bot but I still advise you to consider renaming it. Ruslik (talk) 17:59, 9 February 2016 (UTC)


Requesting bot flag for this account. this wiki using standard bot policy. you can see that on discussion page. thanks. Bhatakati aatma (talk) 09:20, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 15 February 2016. Ruslik (talk) 20:48, 8 February 2016 (UTC)


Requesting bot flag for this account. This bot adds 1000s of pages everyday with Google OCR text. These pages will be validated with Proofread extension. The bot is run by a sysop cum Wikipedian in Residence in ta.wikipedia and has community consensus.--Ravi (talk) 02:55, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 02:59, 10 February 2016 (UTC)


requesting bot flag for this account. Maathavan (talk) 12:08, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

You mention in the request that the bot is supposed to run, but are you aware that interwiki bots are now large out of date because of Wikidata? --MF-W 17:26, 10 February 2016 (UTC)


The conversation on the Village Pump is about using ArchiverBot to automatically archive discussion pages. The last comment in the sequence is the anounce that this request would be made as part of the process to have that bot running on es.wv Lsanabria (talk) 13:53, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Removal of bot status[edit]

If a specific user is abusing his/her bot status, you may request removal of the status on his account here. Please be sure to provide a short explanation on the current situation, along with links to the bot's contribution and an announcement in your community of the abuse. Previous requests are archived.

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