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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. Request to remove own permission should be done in SRP.

Please only make request here after gaining the on-wiki approval of your local community (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). Previous requests are archived.

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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 be left open for at least 2 weeks to allow comments, and will be advertised via MassMessage by a steward.

Please add requests at the bottom of this section using the template above.

Removal of global bot status[edit]

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

Bot status requests[edit]

Please add new requests at the bottom of this section.

ოქროს ბოტი@kawiktionary[edit]

I use my bot in Georgian Wikipedia. We do not have a bureaucrat in Georgian Wiktionary and please assign a bot flag to "ოქროს ბოტი". გიო ოქრო (talk) 16:01, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 2 April 2021 Ruslik (talk) 17:25, 28 March 2021 (UTC)
Why was not the request made on wikt:ka:ვიქსიკონი:რობოტები? Ruslik (talk) 19:48, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
@გიო ოქრო: Ruslik (talk) 20:36, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
Hello, @Ruslik0:. I did not even know about the existence of this page. It is not even in Georgian. Is there a problem? --გიო ოქრო (talk) 06:47, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
The local community should have an opportunity to voice their opinion about your bot. Ruslik (talk) 20:32, 12 April 2021 (UTC)


The primary mission of this bot is to assist with campaigns for adding articles on specific topics (e.g. monuments of Morocco) on the Moroccan Wikipedia. The participants in a given campaign (locally called ḥerka, plural ḥerkat, a historical term for military campaigns in Morocco) would add the info about each topic in an Excel sheet (usually exported from Wikidata), and once the sheet is full, the bot would create a short article about each topic, using a text template filled with available data points. Tests have been run with 11 pages, which are listed here. Future missions, namely adding and correcting tags will also be conceived. -- Ideophagous (talk) 22:52, 03 May 2021 (UTC+2)

And what is the result of this discussion? Ruslik (talk) 07:44, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
The community agreed to use the bot for the ḥerkat, but in a controlled fashion (e.g 20 to 50 articles at a time concerning the same topic), so the the articles can be reviewed for style and content quality. -- Ideophagous (talk) 10:35, 06 May 2021 (UTC+2)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:47, 11 May 2021 (UTC)


It is planned to be used for occasional semi-automatic job tasks with existing, documented Pywikibot scripts. In fact there is a recent request for such a task, and this is the reason for requesting the bot status. (Would it be ok if I’d ping German speaking stewards?) --Speravir (talk) 22:47, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 18 May 2021 Ruslik (talk) 20:46, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

Removal of bot status[edit]

Requests for removal of the bot status from your own bots can be done here. If a specific user is abusing his/her bot status, you may request removal of the status on his account here as well. 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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