Talk:Bot policy

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Expand global bot scope to also maintain broken redirects[edit]

I'd like to propose to expand the scope of the global bot flag to also include the maintenance of broken redirects. Not sure why they got excluded in the past but it does not make much sense to me to be honest. So I propose to change the policy to:

Bot_policy#Global_bots
Where it says... ... I suggest to chage it to
the bot must only maintain interlanguage links or fix double-redirects the bot must only maintain interlanguage links or fix double or broken redirects

(bolden text is the change)

The redirect.py is a pretty stable script and works fine and adding this task would help enhace the maintenance of wikis. Thank you, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:45, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

New wikis to automatically use this policy[edit]

Hello. In the last year I've been proposing this policy to all newly created wikis with successful results. I propose that starting from January 2018 the global bot policy's automatic approval and global bot allowance be enabled by default on all newly created projects instead of having to propose it one by one. Once a wiki is created it can take some time to develop their own policies and while this bot policy --some parts-- apply to all projects, it'll really speed-up the process of getting bots approved on those newly created wikis. Opting-out to automatic approval, global bots or both will continue to be a possibility of course. Thoughts? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:57, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Maybe limit it to content wikis? --Rschen7754 19:18, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
Well, yes. Mainly because new noncontent wikis are either chapter wikis or private wikis or fishbowl ones. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:44, 12 January 2018 (UTC)