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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 JarBot[edit]

I have some free time, and i would like first to serve wikis that do not have bots to do this job. جار الله (talk) 00:26, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Well, I'm sure you know that interwiki maintenance on most wikis is now reduced to remove them as even now Wiktionaries use Cognate for the main namespace and maybe will be using Wikidata for other namespaces, right? —MarcoAurelio 10:29, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
The bot will add page link to Wikidata based on interwikis in page, If the page is not linked. And will remove the interwikis link if the page linked to same wikidata item, As an example 1.--جار الله (talk) 20:17, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
On which wikis was the bot tested? I see that in enwiki it performs different tasks. Ruslik (talk) 18:37, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: just on arwiki.--جار الله (talk) 12:24, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
If only on arwiki, you need to test it on other wikis and demonstrate that it works correctly. Ruslik (talk) 20:42, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
In a few days I will test it on other wikis.--جار الله (talk) 21:33, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
In a two days I will test it on other wikis.--جار الله (talk) 01:08, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by جار الله (talk)

@جار الله: if it's not on a common framework, could you explain in short the details/algorithm how the bot will work? E.g. how will be handled interwiki conflicts. XXN (talk) 11:04, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
@XXN: it's a common framework, the bot will check if the page have item on wikidata if have will check sitelinks if any sitelinks in page will remove it from page, if the page don't have item on wikidata the bot will linking to wikidata based on langlinks in page, after linking to wikidata the bot will check sitelinks if any sitelinks in page will remove it from page, The code is simple.--جار الله (talk) 11:19, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: How much Edite I must made as an experiment? How many Wiki?,
  • Note:Edites will not differentiate between Wiki and other.--جار الله (talk) 20:59, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
The policy says: "the bot must already be active on several wikis, with long-term contributions to back up its trustworthiness". If you have such contributions outside Arabian projects, please, tell me where they are. If not you should ask for bot flags on several wikis, make edits and only after that ask for the global flag. Ruslik (talk) 19:42, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
I have bot flags but not for this task, anyway I will ask for bot flags on several wikis for this task, thank you.--جار الله (talk) 23:56, 21 July 2017 (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.[edit]

(no response from admins, as you can see my contribution contains more edits from AWB, still have to fix dates on category kn:ವರ್ಗ:CS1 errors: dates) Anoop Rao .(Talk)(Contributions) 08:44, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

The link above leads nowhere. Ruslik (talk) 20:11, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
Sorry , here's the correct linkವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ:ಅರಳಿ_ಕಟ್ಟೆ#Request_for_Bot . Anoop Rao .(Talk)(Contributions) 03:26, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
I would like withdraw bot request. since no-one on wiki minds my bulk edits i will continue doing so with my original account. Anoop/ಅನೂಪ್ (Talk)(Edits) 09:29, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Using a bot flag allows you to get API high limits and edit semiprotected pages just in case you can't already... —MarcoAurelio 15:19, 2 July 2017 (UTC)[edit]

There are consensus. Thanks! Yeza (talk) 07:22, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 12 July 2017. Ruslik (talk) 20:23, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:43, 12 July 2017 (UTC)[edit]

GrondinBot (the bot of Grondin) has bot rights at at least (maybe more projects). He wants to help us at our project and needs rights for that. Can you please supply him with bot rights? Thank you in advance. Ymnes (talk) 14:55, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

He has had a bot status on our project yet, around 2009-2010. Ymnes (talk) 15:50, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
You need to stat a new discussion. Ruslik (talk) 19:00, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
The discussion links are included in the link as mentioned above. (3 links) Greetings, --Livenws (talk) 19:16, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
Correct. Ymnes (talk) 20:13, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 23 July 2017. Ruslik (talk) 20:43, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
NB that a new discussion was not yet started, only the old one was "closed again". --MF-W 16:50, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
Incorrect. Please read the text and follow the links. There is consensus and it has been discussed. Ymnes (talk) 18:12, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

To explain more on our culture. In the low countries (NL and B, especially NL here) were accustomed to a democracy where there is a lot of ´poldering´ (reaching consensus). Compare France/USA: in these democracies there is a lot of polarization (if your idea is supported by 51% of the votes, you will win and the other one will lose). You can see this also in our voting rules, that are meant to be used merely if no consensus is reached. In the case of GrondinBot (and also RomaineBot) we reached consensus, and therefore no extra voting is needed. Ymnes (talk) 18:58, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Five days are over. Can the botbit be given? Thanks, Livenws (talk) 22:36, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done.--HakanIST (talk) 06:24, 25 July 2017 (UTC)


This request is added earlier than allowed following the normal procedure. All the regular editors of the community has voted in favor already and this bot is very welcome for this project. The RomaineBot is known on different other wiki-sites and the user has helped with resolving [2] to make functional. The community of would love to see that the RomaineBot receives the bot-bit as soon as possible, but the decision when to grand this rights is up to the admin users on meta. Huhbakker (talk) 12:49, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

RomaineBot has had bot rights on our project before, namely until 2010. Ymnes (talk) 15:49, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 24 July 2017. Ruslik (talk) 18:17, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Please respect our culture: can you please hurry up or leave it to someone else? Ymnes (talk) 19:10, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

I am going to respect the steward policies and common sense, both which require that any discussion lasted for some reasonable time - usually a week. Ruslik (talk) 19:30, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
This is no case to discuss for a week. Please let someone else do it and erase your onhold. Please be sensitive. Ymnes (talk) 19:49, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
On the Dutch Wikipedia it is common practise with consensus to give botbit in 24h. The same here. The local community asked me to help, there is no reason for them to gave to wait. So no, it is not common sense.
Can you please provide a link where it says in the policies where I xan read you have to wait a week? Because I could not find it...
However I did find:
  • "Don't override consensus" -> which there is: consensus to give bot status yesterday.
  • "Check local policies" -> It is the local policy to give bot status directly with consensus.
So you are not respecting the stewards policy. Why are you breaking your own policy? Romaine (talk) 19:58, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
We know Romaine for years, and Grondin is as much known. Please let a steward take action here: to make a decission now on behalf of your policies. Here is abuse of power at stake. Ymnes (talk) 20:09, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
Five days are over. Can the botbit be given? Thanks, Livenws (talk) 22:36, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done.--HakanIST (talk) 06:24, 25 July 2017 (UTC)[edit]

This is a routine maintenance robot that uses AWB jobs to avoid flushing recent changes.-- WAN233 (talk) 09:17, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 14:05, 22 July 2017 (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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