Talk:Bot policy

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Overhaul the whole BPI process[edit]

I'm starting this thread vaguely, but the process to propose and implement this policy is quite of a burden. After approved, the steward taking care should put texts on the wiki, create redirects... Those pages can change and the local wikis mostly don't know what those texts and redirects are for to be honest. Does anyone have ideas how to make the implementation and maintenance of this more straightforward and easy. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:45, 17 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]

I think the whole scope of the policy should be revisited. It was written several years ago before many developments (notably, Wikidata). --Rschen7754 18:12, 17 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Semi-automatic user edits[edit]

There is a discussion on my talkpage on Dutch Wikipedia if semi-automatic user edits are botactions. I think they are not, other users think they are. I am talking about edits via tools like Twinkle, on our Wiki we use tools like DisamAssist and Zeusmode to fix internal links to disambiguation pages so they lead to an actual article in stead of a disambiguation page. So the question is can we use that kind of tools more than one time per minute or do users need a botflag if they make more than one edit per minute with tools like this? That would be weird right? Because human users can't have a botflag.. DutchTina (talk) 18:17, 4 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]

@DutchTina: this is normally something that each project makes its own rules for. From a technical perspective any account can have a "bot" or "flood" flag, on some projects people make a second account for non-controversial repetitive edits and have it flagged so that it doesn't clog up watchlists/recentchanges. — xaosflux Talk 18:32, 4 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]