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Global bot status requests

Global bot status for Wikisource-bot

@Billinghurst: can you provide some example diffs for the "light edit"s you expect to introduce? — xaosflux Talk 13:12, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
 — billinghurst sDrewth 13:17, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
  • It looks like the problems with causing "empty edits" is still being discussed at phab:T199042? I'm not a fan of pushing millions of edits through the front end if not necessary and see there is still some discussion on the first task listed. If this is the only way to fix the pages then I'm supportive of this being an exception to the global bot policy for a limited time and trust that the operator will stay on task. — xaosflux Talk 02:18, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
    • No. The T199042 task is about a change in the pywikibot itself. As the intended bot edits (initiated as nul-edits) are real edits that change database content (revision table, page_props table, and, in case of very old pages also page_text table) it is unlikely for this job to be done by software directly in the database. I have asked devs about such possibility (doing such jobs server-side) while deleteing a large category in Commons some time ago, but they suggested that such a solution is unlikely to be accepted. So, AFAIK, nobody considers this action as a server-side one now. Ankry (talk) 05:47, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
  • The requested tasks are outside of the global bot policy scope (verbatim: "the bot must only maintain interlanguage links or fix double-redirects"). As such, a global bot flag is not appropriate. Sorry, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:35, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
    • That said, if this task needs to be accomplished, and really needs to be handled via the frontend as xaosflux mentions above, I am willing to issue a temporary exception per IAR, but it's a "dangerous" precedent, given how strict the bot policy was precisely to favor the adoption of it on most wikis. If needed a temporary global group opting-in the wikisources where the bot needs to run can be created. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:42, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
  • @Billinghurst: Are bot rights still needed? Ruslik (talk) 20:18, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
      Request withdrawn  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:24, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Removal of global bot status

Bot status requests

Shahab.bot@en.wiktionary

شہاب (talk) 15:16, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

  Not done I said before, please, request on English Wiktionary. Ruslik (talk) 20:56, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Robin Bot@eowikipedia

Bot has been approved by the community after a discussion of a month. No issues or complaints were raised. The local bureaucrats haven't been active on this project for some time now, that is why I ask here now. Robin van der Vliet (talk) (contribs) 23:00, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Bureaucrats were active as recently as in October. Have you asked them by talk page or e-mail? Ruslik (talk) 07:39, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
I have asked Tlustulimu (talk · contribs) by email, but I haven't received a response yet. Robin van der Vliet (talk) (contribs) 12:27, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
According to the rules of the Esperanto Wikipedia, a bureaucrat will execute such a request one week after community consensus. Community consensus has been reached weeks ago and an administrator has marked my request as executed, even though it still hasn't received a bot flag. I have followed all the formalities. People asked me to help them with my bot, so I have already started my bot. Robin van der Vliet (talk) (contribs) 20:47, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:50, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. Robin van der Vliet (talk) (contribs) 22:45, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

Removal of bot status