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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.

Global bot status for ListeriaBot[edit]

ListeriaBot generates lists on wiki pages from Wikidata queries. It edits only where a user has inserted two templates into the wikitext, and only changes the wikitext between those templates. This bot has been active on many Wikis (see bot status) for a while now. The bot already has a bot flag on some wikis, including English Wikipedia. Other wikis now ask me to apply for a bot flag, which I just can not do on every wiki, without speaking the language etc. Unless a global bot flag is granted, the bot will be blocked on those wikis eventually. It has already been blocked on pt.wikipedia for that reason. --Magnus Manske (talk) 16:16, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

The global bot group only covers a limited subset of projects – mainly small wikis. You will still need to obtain bot flags on many large and medium projects. Ruslik (talk) 19:09, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
According to Bot policy#Global bots, global buts “must only maintain interlanguage links or fix double-redirects”. --UV (talk) 15:10, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Indeed, global bot status is for double redirect fixing and mantain interwikis where Wikidata has not taken over that already. I'm afraid a discussion on the whole global bot policy needs to take place if we want to expand the scope of global bots. —MarcoAurelio 19:46, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
And yet, the OCR bot below is OK? Right. --Magnus Manske (talk) 11:51, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
I don't know what you mean with OCR, but please note both requests below are for local bot flags. Savhñ 11:53, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
Optical Character Recognition? Ruslik (talk) 01:37, 29 April 2016 (UTC
It may be simpler to create a special global group for this bot. Ruslik (talk) 12:18, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

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.

BanjoBot 2.0@glwikisource[edit]

Requested bot flag as per local process on the 15th Feb, left message to local bureucrat. No response from local community, which is tiny to non-existant. Already has bot flag in Galician sister projects. Banjo (talk) 07:10, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

You requested the bot flag to be assigned only on 2 May. It is probably wise to wait for some time. Ruslik (talk) 13:22, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Just to clarify, I did the original request on the local bots page on 15th Feb. You are right however in that I pinged the local bureucrat on 2 May asking for a check on that petition. I'm ok with holding this up for any amount of time you deem appropriate, and I'll update this petition in case I receive any kind of reply on the local site. Thanks. Banjo (talk) 11:47, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
Locally handled. Savhñ 13:17, 24 May 2016 (UTC)


This bot account will only add interwiki-links to certain Wiktionarys (pywikibot and According to the local bot policy (automatic approval of certain types of bots) I have made approx. 100 edits with the bot account (see Wiktionary:no:Special:Contributions/UT-interwiki-Bot). Bot flag is already granted in 7 other Wiktionarys. --Udo T. (talk) 20:38, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 08:14, 24 May 2016 (UTC)


This bot account will only add interwiki-links to certain Wiktionarys (pywikibot and According to the local bot policy (automatic approval of certain types of bots) I have made approx. 100 edits with the bot account (see Wiktionary:hu:Special:Contributions/UT-interwiki-Bot). Bot flag is already granted in 7 other Wiktionarys. --Udo T. (talk) 20:38, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 08:14, 24 May 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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