Steward requests/Bot status/2014-12

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Global bot status requests


DeGifBot: A bot to remove Gifs and replace with WebM. Gifs are a lot slower and bulkier than webm's. THere should be alot of cost savings to wikipedia. I am writing a bot that can do this site wide. (talk)

  Not done Regardless of the fact that the bot's account does not exist yet, we cannot possibly grant this bot global bot status, as only bots which work on interwiki or fix double redirects are allowed to have this right, as detailed on Global bot policy. Snowolf How can I help? 16:14, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Removal of global bot status

Global bot status for Kwjbot

My interwiki bot is now discontinued. Thanks. – Kwj2772 (msg) 19:08, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 13:57, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Bot status requests


We do not have a bureaucrat at the project yet. This bot has been doing great job at ca.wikipedia along 2 years and it has been tested in our project correctly. Xavier D. (Talk!) 16:17, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

On hold until 28 November (5 days). --MF-W 10:39, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 11:47, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

EVA-L (bot)@ca.wikibooks

It has been tested in our project correctly, and we still do not have a bureaucrat. Xavier D. (Talk!) 16:17, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

On hold until 28 November. --MF-W 10:39, 24 November 2014 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 11:48, 4 December 2014 (UTC)


request to provide bot status on Odia/Oriya Wiktionary. thanks. ଶିତିକଣ୍ଠ ଦାଶ (talk) 19:40, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 14:02, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Bot XelgenBot@hy.wikipedia

Request to provide Bot flag, for one-time, mainly AWB based mass changes, per community approval. Thanks beforehand. Xelgen (talk) 14:22, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

  Done Snowolf How can I help? 16:19, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Bot ՔթիՄազԲոտ@hy.wikipedia

Reuest to provide bot flag, for repetitive maintenance tasks, mainly based on PWB, per community approval. Thanks beforehand. Xelgen (talk) 14:22, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

  Done Snowolf How can I help? 16:22, 21 December 2014 (UTC)


Five contributors other than me supporting, none opposing. (One supporter was struck out for not having any other edits at all. The remaining users represent the vast majority of activity on the site in the past couple years.) Tildebot has been useful for certain kinds of mechanical edits, such as correcting pervasive typos like "Ð" instead of "Đ", as well as mass-moving pages. For example, we recently found a higher-resolution, more complete scan of s:vi:Từ điển Việt–Bồ–La. We couldn't simply upload a new version of the file under the same name, because it was large enough to require a chunked upload. Additionally, the pages were offset in various places because missing pages had been filled in. So we used Tildebot to move each individual proofread page (in the Page: namespace) to the corresponding page under the new PDF. Work like this can be sped up significantly with a flag. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 08:55, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 10:51, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Bot GerardBot@cawikibooks

The two (most) active users support the bot. This account already has the bot flag in cawiki. Gerardduenas (talk) 21:25, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:17, 29 December 2014 (UTC)


David Saroyan is an active participant and administrator in Armenian Wikisource. He need bot status to do large-scale changes and corrections. Wiki community has expressed its consent. Beko (talk) 13:07, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

The link to discussion that you provided does not work. Ruslik (talk) 20:18, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
Now it's work. -Beko (talk) 20:42, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
  Done (I note the actual request was on a subpage). --MF-W 04:52, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Removal of bot status