Steward requests/Bot status/2013-05

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Global bot status requests


SamoaBot is currently approved on,,,, and; it also runs on (without botflag) and has made over 1,240,000 global edits (of which about 1,160,000 on Wikidata).

I had a piece of JavaScript code, which I've quickly rewritten into Python, and now it removes many interwiki links that Addbot doesn't, mainly by following redirects and "normalizing" namespace names.

I would be glad to help with global removal of interwiki links, especially since it's approved on Wikidata and I could soon run a script to import remaining interwikis. --Ricordisamoa 14:54, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

But is it the same as Legobot? Ruslik (talk) 15:55, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
The same task, I think (but not the same code). However, Legobot "skipped" many minor wikis. --Ricordisamoa 16:50, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
Update: I've requested approval on Wikidata to import interlanguage links. --Ricordisamoa 17:25, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Some example edits: interwiki removal and sitelink adding. --Ricordisamoa 11:43, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
Any chance I can take a peek at the code? :) ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 11:15, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Of course, I'm preparing transition to Wikimedia Labs, so you'll have it soon! :P --Ricordisamoa 21:27, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 12:28, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Removal of global bot status

Bot status requests


Bot adds interwiki for the user pages of Wikipedia. --Kolega2357 (talk) 14:38, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

  Comment I don't know what's other stewards' opinion, but I'm no more comfortable to grant new flags to interwiki bots. Indeed, with the advent of Wikidata we do not really need more interwiki bots, on the contrary we should better remove some of them. Plus I'm not sure that adding interwikis on user pages is something really necessary. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 18:44, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
Agreed. Even though Wikidata - afaik - does not support interwiki links on user pages, I don't think it's necessary that interwiki links on user pages be managed by bot. --MF-W 19:08, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
  Comment user is blocked on sr.wikipedia and see this discussion on Commons.--Steinsplitter (talk) 19:11, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

I need bot just to add interwiki to the user page on Wikipedia. --Kolega2357 (talk) 19:06, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

  Not done No need for this. Please also refrain from running under your main account just to add interwiki links on your userpages. This is highly unnecessary, as your userpages on all the wikis don't contain anything valuable. No need to have interwiki links from e.g. av:User:Kolega2357 to sm:User:Kolega2357. Even less so for managing this by bot. --MF-W 17:30, 4 May 2013 (UTC)


Bot adds interwiki for the user pages of Wikipedia. --Kolega2357 (talk) 14:44, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

  Not done as above. --MF-W 17:30, 4 May 2013 (UTC)


Bot adds wikidata for the articles in Minang Wikipedia, and also for welcome to a new users. ----法尔汉 Aplikasi 10:33, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

On hold until 7 May. --MF-W 17:30, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Okay, I will wait for it until 7 May. Actually, I have bot flag in already. Hope I will get for it on法尔汉 Aplikasi 23:44, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

  Done --MF-W 03:19, 9 May 2013 (UTC)


The discussion periode has ended more then a month ago. Carsrac (talk) 01:45, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 06:24, 9 May 2013 (UTC)


The discussion periode has ended more then a month ago. Carsrac (talk) 02:00, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

  Not done - There are active bureaucrats who can deal with this. --MF-W 03:22, 9 May 2013 (UTC)


GatoSelvadego (talk) 10:38, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

  Done --MF-W 12:57, 28 May 2013 (UTC)


GatoSelvadego (talk) 10:38, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

  Done --MF-W 12:57, 28 May 2013 (UTC)


Please assign the status of the bot in the Chechen Wikipedia for the routine job. There're currently no bots on that Wiki. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 09:50, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

  Done --MF-W 12:57, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Removal of bot status