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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).

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 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.


--6AND5 (talk) 19:33, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

message in meta, 19.11.2015, message in, 19.11.2015--6AND5 (talk) 19:36, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Bot status requests[edit]

Please add new requests at the bottom of this section.


Hi. I request that the user Jembot pass to have the bot status in Portuguese Wikinews. He is active for over a year and does a daily "flooding" in the recent changes page. Wikinews does not have any bureaucrats since December 2011. Thanks. Érico (msg) 17:42, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Please, open a local discussion. Ruslik (talk) 19:53, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: Hello. I'm not the operator of this bot. I just thought that he had permission to work in Portuguese Wikinews. Anyway, I contact Teles and he blocked the bot locally and warned the operator. Érico (msg) 23:01, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
@-jem-: As you're the operator. —MarcoAurelio 16:29, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, @MarcoAurelio: I was notified about the flag request in pt.wikinews but didn't know about this one here. I confirm the flag request and I'm doing the same there in a minute. The bot is operating per request by users of the project and in almost the same way as in es.wikinews (where it has flag), so I assumed the "flooding" (well, 1 edit in 15 minutes and 3 more edits in 24 hours) wasn't a real problem for them, but I was warned after the block. If there's something else that I should do, just let me know. Regards, -jem- (talk) 17:54, 15 November 2015 (UTC)


Request bot flag for Lam-angBot, so as not to flood recent changes with edits such as these with my regular account. With bot flag I will be able to throttle edits when using AWB script to conform with the guidelines. Bot account is strictly used at Ilokano Wikipedia. Thanks. Lam-ang (talk) 17:13, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:30, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

タチコマ robot@bnwikibooks[edit]

this is a active bot of bnwikibooks. I think this account need bot flag. Sethtalk 11:09, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Please, open a local request first. Ruslik (talk) 16:00, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg ok, I open a local requst. Sethtalk 16:36, 27 November 2015 (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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