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Global bot status requests

Global bot status for Translation Notification Bot

The bot is trusted because it's a MediaWiki extension run by translation administrators. We've not requested global bot permission because most wikis don't care about such a small amount of edits, but the activity may increase and some wikis care more, so it would be useful. User pages with the necessary links have already been created a while ago. Thanks, Nemo 16:35, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Global bot group actually covers only a limited set of wikis. In addition, global bots per policy only allowed to manage interwikis and fix double redirects. Ruslik (talk) 16:56, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
I know, of course this is a special case. If a wiki doesn't use global bots it means that it doesn't care, or it can handle the matter directly when feeling the need for it. The account doesn't perform any bot-like task and most importantly it's even less controversial than interwiki fixing because it only performs edits in user talks when requested by the affected users, and only when triggered by a translation administrator (those edits come under the translation administrator's account here on Meta), while interwikis can create conflicts in main namespace. The bot will operate whether flagged or not anyway. --Nemo 17:22, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
Global Bots have the nominornewtalk userright, which means that edits on talk pages marked as minor edits will not trigger the orange "You have new messages" bar; so the user will not notice. Edits done by this user at Meta don't seem to be marked as minor, though. Regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:35, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
The policies on different wikis are very different for this kind of botwork. And the policy-pages does not always tell very much about them. On svwiki, where I am mainly active, and who accepts Global bots, would, I think, prefer to see these kinds of edits in RC. Then, not only the affected users will be aware of the messages, but also any user who is watching the RC and other users who have the affected user_talks in the watch-list.
I am also active on svsource, who not accepts Global bots, and the policy is more or less the same there for this kind of bots. As long as the bot-userpage is filled with correct information, and as long as you are not flooding RC, you are free to edit without botflag. And I think this bot will never flood RC on a minor project. -- Lavallen 07:44, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
I agree with Ruslik. This is out of policy so we cannot grant the status here. If you really need the botflag, it would be better if the extension uses it itself, or to let the communities put a local bot flag if they judge it necessary. Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 08:09, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
I think this is reasonable if (and only if) stewards agree that the global bot policy allows to do the edits this account does even without a bot flag, although of course nobody prevents projects from adding the flag themselves. (Such a closure statement for this request would be useful but this is already standard practice, cf. synchbot running under personal accounts.) --Nemo 11:24, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
  Not done It's up to local communities and local community rules to decide whether this bot can operate unflagged or not. There's a significant number of wikis where this is not allowed. Stewards are not authorized, empowered or expected to expand the scope of global policies. We merely act upon them. Based on such, and the opinions voiced by several of my colleagues above, I have declined this request as the global bot policy is fairly strict and was approved precisely because of this factor. Snowolf How can I help? 10:34, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Removal of global bot status

Bot status requests

MahdiBot@fa.wiktionary

thanks/--:)Mahdi talk 07:09, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Per policy you ought to make at least 100 test edits. Ruslik (talk) 19:23, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
im done it soon:)Mahdi talk 04:14, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

im done test edit. BestRegards/:)Mahdi talk 08:44, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

done 100 edits/--:)Mahdi talk 17:32, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
Automatic approval is only for interwiki bots and bots fixing double redirects. Your bot is doing completely different things. Please, start a local discussion. Ruslik (talk) 18:23, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
in 27 October im requested. but anyone not answer. and the code look like this run before and that the code only done edits from this instruction the consesus on it before--:)Mahdi talk 05:43, 5 November 2012 (UTC).
  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:09, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

MahdiBot@fa.wikinews

thanks.--Ομιλία Sahim 11:26, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 15:35, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

GanimalBot@mgwiktionary

The preceding unsigned comment was added by 85.176.151.104 (talk • contribs) 19:57, 5 November 2012‎ (UTC)

  Done--Shizhao (talk) 12:48, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

MerlIwBot@wikidata

Note that I have closed the request because the project does not have any local admins, 'crats, or bot approval group. Since consensus was clear, and I have a wee bit of expeiance over at the en.wiki BAG, I felt comfortable with the close. This is also Sven Manguard (talk) 15:29, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

  Done -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:43, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

BekoBot@hywiki

Bot flag request for one of our experienced users (and an admin). Beko uses a Python and AWB-run bot for more than 2 years to improve Armenian Wikipedia. Regards! --vacio 14:55, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

  Done. Trijnsteltalk 13:14, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

GanimalBot@bswiktionary

--best regards--85.176.173.232 21:11, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

There is one - somewhat active - bureaucrat on bswiktionary: wikt:bs:User:Dijan. Did you ask him already to grant the flag? Trijnsteltalk 13:14, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Sory, I overlooked it and will ask him for bot flag.Thanks for the information.That was my fault.sorry :(85.176.165.179 13:27, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
I have asked [2] an active administrator on bs.wikt and he said to to ask on Meta.Best regards85.176.165.179 13:31, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Done.--85.176.172.142 10:25, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
  Not done then. :) Trijnsteltalk 19:48, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

HydrizBot@lnwiktionary

Did some test edits and applied for bot flag locally. However, there are no active bureaucrats on the wiki to flag my interwiki bot, please assist. Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 03:10, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:24, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

HydrizBot@nawiktionary

Did some test edits and applied for bot flag locally. However, there are no active bureaucrats on the wiki to flag my interwiki bot, please assist. Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 03:10, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Done. --Daniel Mayer (mav) (talk) 04:09, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

HydrizBot@sowiktionary

Did some test edits and applied for bot flag locally. However, there are no active bureaucrats on the wiki to flag my interwiki bot, please assist. Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 03:10, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Done. --Daniel Mayer (mav) (talk) 04:11, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

HydrizBot@uzwiktionary

Did some test edits and applied for bot flag locally. However, there are no active bureaucrats on the wiki to flag my interwiki bot, please assist. Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 03:10, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Done. --Daniel Mayer (mav) (talk) 04:14, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Makecat-bot@kowiktionary

Thanks. --MakecatTalk 03:29, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Done. --Daniel Mayer (mav) (talk) 04:16, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

HydrizBot@pnbwiktionary

I am requesting for a bot flag on this wiki, but there isn't an available bots request page, can someone point it out for me so that I can place my request there? Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 14:43, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

See wikt:pnb:وکشنری:بیٹھک. Ruslik (talk) 19:25, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, requested for bot flag on that page. --Hydriz (talk) 06:33, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:46, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

CalakBot@bawikipedia

I have writen my request since 15 October. Thank you.--Calak (talk) 20:59, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

  Done (automatic approval). Ruslik (talk) 09:49, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks.--Calak (talk) 09:57, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

CalakBot@chywikipedia

I have writen my request since 15 October. Thank you.--Calak (talk) 20:59, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

  Done (automatic approval). Ruslik (talk) 09:50, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks.--Calak (talk) 09:57, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Makecat-bot@wuuwikipedia

Thanks. --MakecatTalk 05:13, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

  Done--Shizhao (talk) 02:33, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
Please note that I prefer assigning bot flags localy. Even if wuu.wiki accept the global policy please try to not grant flags here (I make regular checks on local requests.
Regards. --Hercule (talk) 11:41, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Makecat-bot@tawiktionary

No active bureaucrats. --MakecatTalk 03:29, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Need to wait to 19 November. --Daniel Mayer (mav) (talk) 04:18, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Done. --Daniel Mayer (mav) (talk) 01:17, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Makecat-bot@kuwiktionary

Thanks. --MakecatTalk 02:06, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

  Done--Shizhao (talk) 02:39, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Makecat-bot@arwiktionary

Thanks. --MakecatTalk 02:06, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

  Support: we have no local 'crats.--Avocato (talk) 13:03, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
  Done--Shizhao (talk) 01:33, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Sk!dbot@wikidata

As Wikidata admin closing bot approval disussion. Sven Manguard (talk) 03:49, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Done.—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 04:06, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

BeneBot*@wikidata

As Wikidata admin closing bot approval disussion. Sven Manguard (talk) 03:49, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Done.—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 04:06, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

ZaBOTka@wikidata

As Wikidata admin closing bot approval discussion. Sven Manguard (talk) 03:49, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Done.—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 04:06, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Hazard-Bot@wikidata

As Wikidata admin closing bot approval discussion. Sven Manguard (talk) 03:57, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Done.—Teles «Talk to me ˱@ L C S˲» 04:06, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

YS-Bot@gl.wiktionary

Thanks. [ Furagaitas * ] 20:54, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 18:24, 28 November 2012 (UTC)


Removal of bot status