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Requests for the bot flag should be made on this page. This wiki uses the standard bot policy, and allows global bots and automatic approval of certain types of bots. Other bots should apply below. Global bot flag requests are handled at Meta:Steward requests.


If you are requesting bot status, please use the Current requests section. For other matters dealing with bots, please use the "discussion section".


Local bots[change source]

Current requests[change source]

Put new requests at the top. Look here for a form to use to request bot status.


Citation bot[change source]

  • Contributions
  • Operator: Smith609
  • Programming language:
  • Function: Citation Fixes
  • Description: Currently Citation Bot runs on en.wikipedia.org. I would like to request that it be approved here.

Here is an example edit:

https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Air&diff=prev&oldid=8048853

I will be fixing the links in the edit summary to point to the real pages on en.wikipedia.org -AManWithNoPlan (talk) 14:48, 22 February 2022 (UTC)}}[reply]

Looks good so far. I will see if I can kick off a few more examples, but its pretty well hardened on en.wiki so I will almost definitely approve it. -Djsasso (talk) 15:05, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Right now the bot is having issues with captcha, I have special code for also saving the edit "as the user", so here is the improved edit summary that no longer points to the wrong place: https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User%3AAManWithNoPlan%2Fsandbox3&diff=prev&oldid=8048949 AManWithNoPlan (talk) 15:09, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah I am guessing the lack of a flag. I will flag it and keep an eye on it for a bit. But I am sure its pretty good. Only issue that I am concerned about is if we have all our templates it uses up to date. I guess I willhave to go through them all. -Djsasso (talk) 15:22, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@AManWithNoPlan: Since the webpage console doesn't have a way to specify simple as the language you want it to check. Is there another way you can get it to check a category like you can do it there? Individual pages are definitely working with your script. -Djsasso (talk) 16:18, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
console fixed. AManWithNoPlan (talk) 17:51, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Approved. Perfect, looks great. Been wanting to get a bot doing this for awhile. I had been doing manual runs with AWB prior to this. Didn't realize getting Citation Bot running here would be so easy or I would have bugged you all earlier. -Djsasso (talk) 19:44, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Simple uses the same citation core as english, so life is easy. AManWithNoPlan (talk) 19:46, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

BattyBot[change source]

I'm looking forward to a response to Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage/Archive 2#AWB access for GoingBatty/BattyBot. Thanks for your consideration. --GoingBatty (talk) 16:55, 16 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I gave your bot access to AWB. Go ahead and do 100 trial edits. -Djsasso (talk) 20:34, 17 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Djsasso: Trial complete. See these 100 edits. These last few edits have a redlink to "general fixes" in the edit summary. Future edits will have a correct link to "general fixes" (like the middle edits have). GoingBatty (talk) 17:41, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Approved. Ok I approved for citation fixes from the above categories. I will flag momentarily. You probably already know but AWB usually wants you to log out and log back in once I grant the flag so that it recognizes you have the flag otherwise your edits will still flood recent changes. -Djsasso (talk) 20:01, 22 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

ZabesBot[change source]

  • Contributions
  • Operator: Zabe
  • Programming language: Pywikibot
  • Function: interwiki, double redirects
  • Description: I would like to clean up the remaining interwiki links in simplewiki. Should be covered by automatic approval.

--Zabe (talk) 21:11, 22 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Alright do your trial 100 edits and I will take a look. -Djsasso (talk) 03:34, 24 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Done. --Zabe (talk) 11:45, 24 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Approved. -Djsasso (talk) 20:40, 17 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

FerienBot[change source]

  • Contributions
  • Operator: Ferien
  • Programming language: WPCleaner
  • Function: Fixes Check Wikipedia error 61
  • Description: Error 61 = reference before punctuation. This is an error that always needs clearing out every now and again, but it is very tedious and most of the errors can be done by a bot. This is what fixes look like. On the English Wikipedia error 61 is fixed by w:User:WikiCleanerBot, but here we don't have a bot to fix these errors currently.

--Ferien (talk) 22:30, 14 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Approved for trial (50 edits). --Chenzw  Talk  03:10, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Done --Ferien (talk) 09:28, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I am good with these edits. Since Chenzw started the trial I will wait to flag to give him a chance to do so but being that he isn't super active at the moment if he hasn't responded in a couple days I will flag it. -Djsasso (talk) 13:28, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
 Approved. --Chenzw  Talk  13:34, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

LemonadeBot[change source]

  • Contributions
  • Operator: LemonSlushie
  • Programming language: Pywikibot, Javascript.
  • Function: VIP Clerking
  • Description: The bot would merge duplicate bot and user reported reports, and remove users when they are blocked.

LemonSlushie 🍋 (talk) (edits) 16:35, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  • I am unsure about this task. On the surface it makes sense. However, ChenzwBot removes its own requests when blocked and user request are often left there so that other editors can see comments on them so I am not sure we would necessarily want them auto-removed. -Djsasso (talk) 16:40, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Perhaps having them stricken out, and removing them after a set period of time? LemonSlushie 🍋 (talk) (edits) 16:45, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
That, or moving them into a section after the "Current Alerts" section. However, I have a low confidence that this would work, as scripts may break if they only add to the bottom of the page, and users may be confused. Maybe moving them to a subpage, that users can click on in the header, like a temporary archive. LemonSlushie 🍋 (talk) (edits) 01:27, 30 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I have created an example of how this would look in my sandbox. LemonSlushie 🍋 (talk) (edits) 02:48, 7 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • Merging is quite rare in VIP and rare enough for me to do it manually. Darubrub (Let me know) 16:57, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global bot notifications[change source]