Steward requests/Bot status/2010-08

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Global bot status requests

Global bot status for Diego Grez Bot

Already flagged as a bot at,,,, bat-smgwiki, be-x-oldwiki, bnwiki, bpywiki, cawikinews, cswiki, dawiki, enwikinews, enwiktionary, eowiki, fiwiki, frwikinews, frwiki, huwiki, ltwiki, mlwiki, mtwiki, nnwiki, plwikinews, ptwikinews, ptwiki, quwiki, ruwikinews, ruwiki, scowiki, srwikinews, srwiki, swwiki, tawikinews, vowiki, warwiki, mediawikiwiki, yowiki, zh-yuewiki and zhwiki. Global bot flag would be really useful. It has around 9000 edits in total. Thanks in advance. Diego Grez return fire 00:49, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

  • I would like to see more global edits, as per policy. 9000 global edits for me is not enough. --dferg ☎ talk 06:09, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
    How many? It has around 11500 now. Diego Grez return fire 20:19, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment I want to note here that a wiki, which is covered by global bot flag, rejected a bot flag for his bot for lack of community trust (see here). I'm not sure if it is a good idea to grant a global flag here since a wiki already rejected a local flag. Itwiki also rejected the local flag (see here). I'm not sure if a global flag is really the best under this conditions. Regards, -Barras 21:42, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment Per barras' above comment, and I don't believe that a user should be running a global bot if he is blocked on a wiki as that can be viewed as a sock. Griffinofwales 21:53, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
  • I must echo Barras above with regards to the local wikis denial of the bot flag, it would be not good I think to approve a global flag if two wikis have determined locally that no flag should be issued. Thank you for listening. NonvocalScream 22:01, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
  • I feel that the "long term trusted users" part of the policy isn't met, as you have been blocked several times in the last 6 months. Trust is something that takes a long time to build, and can be lost in just one edit. More important for me: overriding local communities when you have specifically been denied local botflag is something I have a serious issue with (if the local communities opt out of global rights because someone isn't trusted enough to have them, we get problems with creating and managing global rights), and because of that I'd have to say Oppose oppose. Laaknor 14:04, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
    Closed as X mark.svg Not done per above comments. --dferg ☎ talk 13:00, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

Global bot status for Darkicebot

Darkicebot is my bot that I use to make interwiki changes on many Wikipedias. He has a lot of bot flags, including ones on nearly all of the Wikipedias that have the strictest rules when it comes to granted bot flags. He has made over 490,000 edits so far. He has been a global bot twice before in the past, and both times, I voluntarily chose to give up his flag due to the fact that I was not going to be running him much any longer. Now, I've found that I could do a lot of good if I run him again, and so, I would like to ask for the global bot flag back because my bot hasn't had any problems in the past and because I want to start running him again, but I can't run him without first getting the global bot flag again because there are quite a few wikis that he edits where he doesn't have the bot flag because the global bot flag covered him on those Wikipedias. Therefore, I kindly request to regain his global bot flag again. Thanks, Razorflame 19:55, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Seems to check out. Wait until the 19th. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 02:50, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
Ok, will do. Thanks, Razorflame 20:30, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - Week passed, no objections. Global bot flag regranted. --dferg ☎ talk 06:23, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Invalidation of Global bot policy on kowikinews

User:DerHexer added kowikinews in list of Global bot wikis without asking to the community.
There is no relevant thread about Global bots in VP, and policy VP. Please remove the project from Global bot wikis. Thank you. – Kwj2772 (msg) 04:24, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

(minor refactor) Kylu 04:28, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
The same applies to --Nemo 08:02, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Vote for frrwiki can be found at Wikipedia:Diskusjoon#Bot_policy. Still ongoning but result should be clear. Giving local botflags [1] without asking the community because they had no time to create a policy isn't a solution, too.
Adding frrwiki temporary to global bot for hiding at recent changes was requested be me after short discussion with most active members on frrwiki. Merlissimo 15:37, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I made a mistake. Kind regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 15:38, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Removed frrwiki, kowikinews from the wikiset. Can be added later if the community agrees to do so. --dferg ☎ talk 10:21, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I do not aggree for removing global wikiset for frr wiki. There is a consensus shown at the given link above. Xqt 22:14, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Global bot policy on frrwikipedia

Please add frrwiki to gloabl bot wikiset as permitted by local bot policy which is now approved by local community at frr:Wikipedia:Diskusjoon#Bot_policy. Merlissimo 21:32, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
Now yes - done.
--dferg ☎ talk 08:03, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Bot status requests

Bot Am-bot@bewiki

Амба 04:49, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Please wait at least a week. --Mercy 08:48, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao 03:00, 17 August 2010 (UTC)


Already have flag in ru-wiki. --Rave 17:28, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Please wait at least a week. --Mercy 08:48, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Shizhao 03:01, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

WikitanvirBot II@bnwiktionary

Please see my request there. — Tanvir 15:11, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Bot will also be moving categories, so we need to wait a week to get community approval. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 22:06, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
I decided to change the bot name to WikitanvirBot II. — Tanvir 15:14, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
Done --Daniel Mayer (mav) 02:53, 18 August 2010 (UTC)


Giving a flag to this bot would be really helpful to the project. Parthava 06:22, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Please provide us with a link to local community approval. --Mercy 06:46, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Pictogram-voting-question.svg Progress report? If no further news are received in few days we will close this request as not done. --dferg ☎ talk 11:46, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done --dferg ☎ talk 14:39, 1 September 2010 (UTC)


I need flag for making some changes, like move pages. -- Marmzok 19:29, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Please provide us with a link to local community approval Mardetanha talk 19:41, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
I need flag for some test edits, so a temporary flag would be nice, after that I will provide local community for it.--Marmzok 21:05, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Actually it should be done vice versa. you should make some edits that people can see them after that you may ask for bot flag , i know you are trusted user . we just need that to make sure that community even if it's small are aware of your request Mardetanha talk 11:53, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Question Question: I was about to grant your flag , but are you sure about your bot name ? there is no such user Mardetanha talk 10:28, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
The bot's user name is maribot, and here you are its contributions.--Marmzok 10:50, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Mardetanha talk 13:00, 15 August 2010 (UTC)


--ebraminiot 20:09, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Bot Flag granted Mardetanha talk 20:14, 12 August 2010 (UTC)


--ebraminiot 18:54, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Done, since the local bureaucrat Kaveh is inactive since 2008.
--dferg ☎ talk 11:43, 29 August 2010 (UTC)


Temporary access, per request -- Quentinv57 20:25, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Granted for a week --Jyothis 14:41, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

Request done, you can remove now. Thanks -- Quentinv57 11:47, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Melos 11:54, 27 August 2010 (UTC)


Korean Wikinews is just created. We have a lot of (bot) works to setup the project. Thanks a lot. -- ChongDae 08:43, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Vote just started. Need to wait a week. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 16:33, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Done. --dferg ☎ talk 11:37, 29 August 2010 (UTC)


Requesting Automatic approval (100 edits are done). BTW, I think I could qualify for bot flag in 3 more wikis. Would it be too greedy to post 3 requests at the same time? Should have I put all the requests here, or just ask for the global bot? Thank you, TaBaZzz 21:26, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Done. Go ahead and post the other local bot requests. Then start a request for Global Bot status. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 22:39, 26 August 2010 (UTC)
Thank you :) TaBaZzz 10:51, 1 September 2010 (UTC)


Temporary access, per request -- Quentinv57 20:25, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Done since your local request got no opposition for more than a week. --dferg ☎ talk 11:50, 29 August 2010 (UTC)


Automatic approval is allowed and my bot has already done 100 edits… Toto Azéro 07:55, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Done, enjoy! --Mercy 08:02, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
How speed ! Thanks a lot ! Toto Azéro 08:04, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Removal of bot status requests