Steward requests/Bot status/2022-08

Global bot status requests

Removal of global bot status

Bot status requests


I previously thought I don't need asking here, and the admins there would give me the flag themselves. That's the reason I was delayed for a while. 4 supports and no opposes by the way. — Roj 17:46, 29 July 2022 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 10:23, 2 August 2022 (UTC)

Lingua Libre Bot@oc.wiktionary

Hello, we have a small issue on a lesser active Wiktionary. The occitan community was the first community to request us this bot back in 2018. We implemented the bot accordingly and successfully, Lingua Libre Bot have been fully active there for 3+ years now. Our request for formal bot status (oc:wikt:Wikiccionari:Demandas_als_administrators#Lingua_Libre_Bot) is awaiting for all these years without bureaucrat to approve it and I would like to settle that. It appears there are no bureaucrat (oc:wikt:Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat) and we should ask here. Could you jump in and formally grant this active bot the formal bot status ? thanks by advance. Yug (talk) 08:20, 25 July 2022 (UTC)

I opened a vote so the oral and de facto concensus we had is supported by observable written vote and hopefully concensus. This vote will run for two weeks, within its small community. Yug (talk) 12:33, 25 July 2022 (UTC)
@Yug: Let's put this on hold for two weeks then, until August 9, 2022. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:54, 27 July 2022 (UTC)
Done. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:38, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

Removal of bot flag for Hashar

This is a request to remove the bot flag from my account on several wikis (up to date list available on CentralAuth ).

I had multiple accounts and most of the wikis in order to run PyWikibot to synchronize interwikis between wikis. That was before CentralAuth was even a thing, and probably predates the introduction of the bot flags. Some projects rightfully identified my account has a bot on their local wikis and added the flag. CentralAuth eventually became a thing and all those bot accounts ended up attached to my primary human accounts.

When trying to vote for the ongoing Wikimedia Foundation board election, I found out my account is not eligible despite being active and having an account which is almost twenty years old: . I think that is related to the bot flags. Regardless of the election eligibility, I believe the bot flag should be removed of my account for all wikis. It sounds like a good clean up action and I have long stopped running the bot scripts.

I am not sure I will catch the notification to a reply there but I am reachaable by email or over IRC as hashar.

Thank you!

Antoine "hashar" Musso (talk) 22:18, 30 August 2022 (UTC)

Added a request for each wiki. At first glance (only reformatted here so haven't actually looked into it), we probably can't remove the right from all of these wikis, as some of them have local 'crats that handle that. On the meantime, however, I'll ping @JSutherland (WMF): so that he can add you to the overrides on votewiki, if that's the case. All the best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 22:38, 30 August 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping! Antoine was eligible as Foundation staff (User:Amusso (WMF)) so voted that way. Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 22:41, 30 August 2022 (UTC)
Oh, okay, that works :P Thanks! —Thanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 22:48, 30 August 2022 (UTC)
I've done it for hiwiki, but all the others have local bureaucrats that will handle the removal locally. Best, —Thanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 22:48, 30 August 2022 (UTC)

Removal of bot status