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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 RobokoBot[edit]

Hi there, RobokoBot has over 233k edits globally since January 2015 and has the local flag on frwiki, frwiktionary, enwiktionary and jawiktionary. I'd like the global bot flag to maintain interlanguage links on other Wiktionaries. Thank you. --Thibaut120094 (talk) 02:43, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

  • What options do you use for wiktionaries? Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 15:37, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
    Hi, I'm using -wiktionary -namespace:0 -autonomous -async. Regards. --Thibaut120094 (talk) 16:13, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
    @MarcoAurelio: Does that answer your question? --Thibaut120094 (talk) 14:57, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
    Sorry for the late reply, yes, it does answer my question. However global bot flags requests usually last some days to gauge comments from more users. Thank you, —MarcoAurelio 08:50, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I am not sure if being active only on those projects qualify for "the bot must already be active on several wikis, with long-term contributions to back up its trustworthiness" (BP). I'd prefer more opinions here. —MarcoAurelio 08:52, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
But obviously "four wikis" ∈ "several wikis". Ruslik (talk) 20:19, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
I do not think that the spirit of the policy was that, judging on past requests, and think on "several" on much more projects. However since interwiki links are now reduced to wiktionaries, I don't have a strong opinion in this. It'd be good however if the bot owner could do a test run to see how the bot works. —MarcoAurelio 08:52, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
What kind of test run? I can do some edits on wikis where I don't have a local flag if you want. The bot will do the same task that it's already doing on some wiktionaries, nothing more, nothing less. Regards. --Thibaut120094 (talk) 14:09, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
Hello? --Thibaut120094 (talk) 23:17, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio Ruslik (talk) 19:05, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
As I've said above, I have no strong opinion here. IMHO this fails the "several wikis" clause, but the circumnstances of the policy have changed a lot since too. —MarcoAurelio 11:29, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
I don't mind this being granted myself. We should probably revisit the global bot policy in light of Wikidata taking over most of the scope here. – Ajraddatz (talk) 18:25, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi Thibaut120094, regardless of the global bot flag you will need the local bot flag in dewikt, hewikt, hiwikt, hrwikt, iswikt, itwikt, liwikt, mrwikt, plwikt, rowikt and ruwikt because these Wiktionaries are not in the Wikiset for global bots. Try to request for the local bot flag in all these Wiktionaries. And then make also edits with your bot in these Wiktionaries. After a while the question of "several wikis" has settled. For German Wiktionary please request at de:wikt:Wiktionary:Bots/Anträge auf Botflag. Greetings from Austria --Udo T. (talk) 11:22, 21 October 2016 (UTC) (owner of UT-interwiki-Bot)

Yes I know all that. --Thibaut120094 (talk) 11:32, 21 October 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.


Discussion started on October, 9. On hold for the rest of the days remaining. —MarcoAurelio 09:10, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:33, 19 October 2016 (UTC)


Please, grant bot flag to this bot for mass article renaming in Chechen Wikipedia. It is a local admin request, I asked him to confirm it here. Home wiki of this bot is ruwiki, where it has >500 000 edits. MaxBioHazard (talk) 14:31, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

I confirm that.--Дагиров Умар (talk) 14:35, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
There should be a local consensus to grant the flag. Ruslik (talk) 19:25, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
Done. --Дагиров Умар (talk) 21:29, 22 October 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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