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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 Wikisource-bot[edit]

@Billinghurst: can you provide some example diffs for the "light edit"s you expect to introduce? — xaosflux Talk 13:12, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
 — billinghurst sDrewth 13:17, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
  • It looks like the problems with causing "empty edits" is still being discussed at phab:T199042? I'm not a fan of pushing millions of edits through the front end if not necessary and see there is still some discussion on the first task listed. If this is the only way to fix the pages then I'm supportive of this being an exception to the global bot policy for a limited time and trust that the operator will stay on task. — xaosflux Talk 02:18, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
    • No. The T199042 task is about a change in the pywikibot itself. As the intended bot edits (initiated as nul-edits) are real edits that change database content (revision table, page_props table, and, in case of very old pages also page_text table) it is unlikely for this job to be done by software directly in the database. I have asked devs about such possibility (doing such jobs server-side) while deleteing a large category in Commons some time ago, but they suggested that such a solution is unlikely to be accepted. So, AFAIK, nobody considers this action as a server-side one now. Ankry (talk) 05:47, 10 July 2018 (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.


10 days passed. no objection. Please approve. I already have a bot flag on, bn.wikisource, bn.wiktionary, & wikidata. Thanks Aftabuzzaman (talk) 23:52, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 01:10, 18 June 2018 (UTC)


8 days have passed, more than a week. Community requests to issue bot flag sysop and bot. It already has a flag in Russian Wikipedia. The bureaucrat does not react, and the flag is required to block open proxies. I write here as a sysop. The owner of the bot: @Q-bit array: OlegCinema (talk) 10:37, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

@علاء: I pray you! OlegCinema (talk) 10:36, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
Hello @OlegCinema: I sent to one of ruwikiquote bureaucrats, because he is active since 20 hours, so we should wait --Alaa :)..! 19:31, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
Locally handled by INSAR. M t | c 09:54, 20 June 2018 (UTC)


Open for a week, endorsed by a sysop. — xaosflux Talk 03:31, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Done. Please have a local sysop add you to the check page. – Ajraddatz (talk) 03:33, 21 June 2018 (UTC)


Hey. Please grant bot status. Our bureaucrat is not responding. Mentioned him two days ago. Bot's owner is Iluvatar OlegCinema 15:31, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

q:ru:User:INSAR is active. Ruslik (talk) 20:12, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
@Ruslik0:, привет. Пишу на русском, так как вы его знаете, надеюсь поймёте ход мыслей. Сообщество срочно нужен приветствующей бот, иначе с каждым днём мы теряем потенциальных редакторов, которые могут вносить полезный вклад. Бюрократ INSAR не отвечает на письма, не реагирует на упоминания. Я даже напомню, что заявку годичной давности на бота пришлось закрывать мне, так как итог никто и не подвёл. Как активный администратор проекта прошу выдать флаг бота. OlegCinema 03:03, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
I sent to @INSAR: on ruwiki (he is active since 15 hrs). @OlegCinema: please in the next time try to reach the local bureaucrat before apply a request here, this request the same as this! --Alaa :)..! 10:25, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Locally handled by INSAR --Alaa :)..! 05:54, 15 July 2018 (UTC)


This is a request for the bot flag for Hrishikesbot, placed here on behalf of Hrishikes, who like the rest of us wishes to fix this problem on our wiki. Mahir256 (talk) 00:47, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 16 July --Alaa :)..! 10:21, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: There has been no opposition to the request thus far. Mahir256 (talk) 13:23, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Other bot accounts@bn.wikisource[edit]

I have been informed by @Martin Urbanec: on a Phabricator chat that our use of the 'bot user' flag on bnwikisource for actual bot accounts constitutes an abuse of that flag, so we would like to grant the actual bot flag to all such accounts that we had been treating this way (aside from Hrishikesbot which is being dealt with above). I am not sure that correcting an abuse such as this requires any sort of community consensus, but if this set of requests is put on hold indefinitely (or outright rejected) I would be willing to start such a community discussion. Mahir256 (talk) 23:11, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Yes,I can confirm. Thank you very much for requesting this! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 23:15, 14 July 2018 (UTC)





タチコマ robot[edit]

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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