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2007–2012

VVVBot

Please, give a flag to my bot to move Template:Wikt/* to Template:Wt/* - VasilievVV 16:46, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} Visit IRC! 16:50, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Request bot flag for User:Alexbot

  • Operator: Alexsh
  • Software: Pywikipedia
  • Function: Double Redirect Fix

--Alexsh 18:53, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Is this really needed? These are the double redirects. I think that is manually possible. And most pages need to be deleted too. I will see what other users think. SPQRobin 19:54, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
Such a bot might be good, although I don't think we need a bot just for this. --MF-W {a, b} 10:02, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
I am just running Kimberley-nia Bot for doing this. --MF-W {a, b} 10:12, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done - no need. --MF-W {a, b} 15:07, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Amdfbot

I am A.M.D.F., and I want to use Amdfbot account with AutoWikiBrowser. I want to add prefix to all unprefixed categories of Erzya Wikipedia. Using AWB, I will make changes like this. A.M.D.F. 12:13, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 13:39, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

User:Computer

  • I'd like to request a bot flag for my bot "Computer"
  • The bot operates on many wikis: m:User:White Cat#Bots
  • Tasks I hope to preform are the fixing of double redirects and commons delinking on situations where commons delinker is down

-- Cat chi? 09:56, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Could you do some example edits please? --MF-W {a, b} 12:37, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
I am trying but pages the bot tries to edit appear to be protected. Maybe the bot also needs a sysop flag. -- Cat chi? 18:18, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Hm, you could fix this for example: User talk:Computer -> User talk:Cool Cat -> User talk:White Cat. --MF-W {a, b} 09:41, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
Hah! I forgot to login with the bot account! :) -- Cat chi? 02:07, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Lol. Yes check.svg 'Botflag granted.' --MF-W {a, b} 10:20, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Crochet.david.bot

I should like to propose using my robot to allow for maintenance of categories following the name desired to clean up more easily this page and this page.The bot flag is only temporary, while this maintenance is carried out, that is why I did not create a specific account for my robot. The robot will use the script pywikipediabot. Crochet.david 12:33, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

I think you should create a bot account nevertheless. --MF-W {a, b} 12:43, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Account created.Crochet.david 15:05, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg 'Botflag granted.' --MF-W {a, b} 15:14, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks.Crochet.david 15:16, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

CommonsDelinker

hi,

I would like to ask a flag for CommonsDelinker. When a lot of image are deleted from commons it will spam our RC. I think this is a trusted bot and could have a flag.

Cheers, Sterkebaktalk 10:33, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 17:08, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Tanhabot

Please, give a flag to my bot i will use it for maintenance and it will only when i am behind the computer --Mardetanha talk 21:26, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Done SPQRobin 21:28, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

ebrambot

I want flag for my bot, because I want update money transfer daily (please see here). thanks, I have flag on ckb,fa,ar wiki. thanks --ebraminiotalk 17:46, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 20:31, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

EmausBot

I'd like to request a bot flag for my bot for latin to cyrillic character changings in Hill Mari Wikipedia. Examples of work: [1], [2], [3]. Bot has a global bot flag. --Emaus 10:54, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Support. It was me who asked to assist with character replacement in Hill Mari Wikipedia. амдф 13:10, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Well, so what? --Emaus 12:59, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 18:39, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! --Emaus 20:17, 12 October 2010 (UTC)


(1.VSNCT)Bot

Standard pywikipedia library; fixes double-redirects. TeleComNasSprVen 05:12, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

    • Do you plan to run it regularly? --MF-W {a, b} 17:04, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
      • When I have the time, which is often in the span of three days or so. TeleComNasSprVen 18:58, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 19:56, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

MerlIwBot

  • Operator w:de:User:Merlissimo
  • Has Flag on: global bot, commons, many local wikipedia flags (= flag on 266 of 270 wikipedias)
  • Task: Interwikis
I am using my own java framework having a reverse language link search module. So my bot can also work on wikis where language links are only possible at one direction like commons, wikispecies or incubator. The only special thing on this wiki would be that multiple linkling to the same page must be allowed, but i could simply implement this.
Only adding Commonscat to categories would need some work because each test language has its own one, so this feature will be added later.
I would like to start working on languagelinks to wikipedia family, but i could extend this to other families like wiktionary if this is wanted. But this would require some additional replacing for importers before sources could be moved to a newly created wiki ( [[de:wikt:Name]]->[[de:Name]])
Merlissimo 19:38, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
Could i starting doing some test edits?
I think there is a great advantage for wikis which are newly if interwikis are already added at incubator. At the moment unflagged interwiki bots are doing many edits there (because this wiki is not already part of global bot and each bot has to do about 100 test edit for flag). But other bots cannot flood recent changes if interwiki are already added. Merlissimo 14:48, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
It is a good idea to have a bot that can run interwiki links for our test wikis. I do hope that you know Incubator's weird configuration of pages. Articles are located as subpages, not like how Commons and Wikispecies works, which usually has the articles in the root page. As for test edits, I am not sure how you are going to perform that, but we might create a dummy test wiki for your bot testing, but nothing is confirmed yet. Just replying to let you know that your post has been seen. Hydriz 15:18, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
With "test edits" i mean some example edits for demonstration so that this community can check if the bot works well. While developing i have already done test edits using my debug modus which creates a log on my computer, so that i know that the bot works well.
Just for clarification: I would like to run my bot on incubator sites and on test wikis sites. So the bot can change interwikis also on this site because it is able to handle interwikis included from a subpage like it is often done on template namespace.
My bot uses wikiids to identify unique wikis. For this wiki its normally incubatorwiki. But I have simply added a rule: if domain='incubator.wikimedia.org' and pagetitle (without namespace) starts with 'wb/', 'wn/', 'wp/', 'wq', 'wt/' then wikiid='incubatorwiki-'+ substring_index(pagetitle, '/',2) which would result to incubatorwiki-wp/gag for all pages starting with wp/gag/*. The only thing i am still thinking about is that the bot should not add interwikis from a test wiki to its own newly created live version. Merlissimo 16:13, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
Well, this last problem can probably be solved easily because tests that got an own subdomain are protected here (and eventually deleted) and the bot would also need an interwiki link on another wiki to the new subdomain to add one here, wouldn't it? I agree that it would be good to have interwiki links already at Incubator, so new subdomains won't be cluttered up by dozens of overzealous bot owners who want to run their bots there; and also for better usability of the tests here. So, please go ahead and make some example edits - you can choose some pages here ;) --MF-W {a, b} 20:31, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
Hmm, I believe with the global bot flag, the edits might not get seen on Special:RecentChanges, so we might need to monitor the bot's edits on Special:Contributions/MerlIwBot. Hydriz 02:14, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
No, Incubatorwiki is not part of the global bot opt-in wikiset. Merlissimo 06:48, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
Today i added a new feature: The bot uses the native language of the test wiki for summary. The only problem is, that i havn't found any test wiki which has translated summaries at translatewiki for pywikipedia-interwiki which are also used by my java bot. So fallback language en is always used :-(. Merlissimo 20:17, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg botflag granted --MF-W {a, b} 21:41, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, but your timing is very good. Two minutes after my bot has done its last test edit: 06.05.2011 23:38:47 PageContentModifyModule FINE: finished: no more queued edits (time is UTC+2). Merlissimo 21:51, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

CompBot

This bot is mainly going to change the orthography in the articles of Votic Wikipedia (and to make some cosmetic changes from time to time). Comp1089 11:01, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

Example? Is there a need to change a lot, and have you talked about that with the (other) contributors? --MF-W {a, b} 13:58, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

There really is such a need. Examples: ď→d', ľ→l' tš→c, ń→n', ź→z', ŕ→r' in all cases; long vowels in the genitive forms (both singular and plural)... As for talking with other contributors, I had a discussion with User:Чернявский Виталий (talkpage) via email. Comp1089 17:00, 27 August 2011 (UTC)

UPD: after the test the bot seems to work normally, but sorry for my inaccuracy... --Comp1089 16:52, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
All worked well, and I hope the request was done. I am approving the task. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 15:29, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

OwtbBot

I need to fix some templates and broken structures in Wn/li. I request a bot flag, 'cause it will be at least 500 edits and that does flood RC a little bit. There are some other templates in the test I want to change as well, so it might become even more :) For clarity: it will just be me editing manually under a bot flag :) --OWTB 17:01, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 18:25, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
Danke :) --OWTB 19:08, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

PrzemuBot (talk | contribs)

Hi. I request bot flag for my bot, because we need to standardize the spelling on Lower Silesian Wikipedia, and hence we must move some categories, correct linking, etc. For example, all "heet" and "seyte" must be changed to "haupt" and "seite". I doing similar works on Polish Wikipedia (above 1500 edits) and on Silesian Wikipedia (above 8700 edits). Bot works semi-automatic. Regards, Przemub 14:35, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Could you please run a few example edits? --MF-W {a, b} 16:44, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
I moved Category:Wp/sli/Heetstoadt anner Woiwodschoaft to Category:Wp/sli/Hauptstoadt anner Woiwodschoaft and I corrected name Heetseyte to Hauptseite. Przemub 17:51, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg ok --MF-W {a, b} 18:02, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Cellistbot (run by Nickanc on TS)

Now cleaning Wp/rgn pages. If asked, I may also help with whatever it is needed.--Nickanc 16:35, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 16:38, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Requesting bot flag for User:タチコマ robot

Bot runs on pywikipediabot, redirect.py and handles double redirects. -- Cat chi? 20:12, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Done, trust your bot knowledge from other wikis. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 00:11, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
I must say I don't quite see the need for this bot. --MF-W {a, b} 08:58, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
Just for if it happens, we do not have to repare it ourselves. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 09:36, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
Ok. --MF-W {a, b} 09:47, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

GálaBot

Request for GálaBot botflag.

  1. Creating of articles in wp/sma, wp/smj, wp/sms, wp/smn and wp/fkv.

Gálaniitoluodda (talk) 16:33, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Hi, please describe what the articles would be about (or give some examples). Also note that the user accout does not yet exist. --MF-W {a, b} 16:39, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
For example articles of municipalities, years and counties. Substubs. (I don´t know kven finnish, but understand very good). And yes, this account is only in handfull Wikipedias, not in Incubator. Gálaniitoluodda (talk) 17:23, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
Account GálaBot was registered also to Incubator. Gálaniitoluodda (talk) 17:37, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

I approve some test edits: Please let the bot make around 20 edits as you described above (without the bot flag); so that we can see that it works well. --MF-W {a, b} 18:23, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

I get AWB not to work, will see tomorrow. Gálaniitoluodda (talk) 18:36, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
AWB is working now. Gálaniitoluodda (talk) 18:47, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Botflag granted - It seems to work fine. Just one idea: Make just one edit, instead of multiple. --MF-W {a, b} 19:48, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
When the bot creating substub-articles, I should use {{PAGENAME}}-tag, but then comes the "Wp/fkv/$1" and I'll be on next edit remove "Wp/fkv/"-prefix.
You can use {{SUBPAGENAME}} for the name without a prefix. --MF-W {a, b} 15:26, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

vikibot(Wp/azb)

requests for vikibot flags .--E THP (talk) 17:33, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Please describe what it is supposed to do. --MF-W {a, b} 18:02, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
interwiki،add cat,Create Article، — The preceding unsigned comment was added by E THP (discussioncontribs) 07:22, 14 September 2012 (UTC).
For interwikis, we already have user:MerlIwBot which knows the specifics that need to be payed attention to here on Incubator.
For categories, could you make some example edits and/or say how it finds the categories to add?
For creation of articles, this is in general discouraged; articles should be written by people not by bots. But what would the content of these articles be? --MF-W {a, b} 09:49, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
Add and Delete.
  1. Category to the Article (Wp/azb)
  2. Image to the Article Pictures not available (Wp/azb)
  3. commonscat to the Article (Wp/azb)
  4. Spelling correction in the (Wp/azb)
--E THP (talk) 07:22, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

I approve some test edits: Please let the bot make around 20 edits as you described above (without the bot flag); so that we can see that it works well. --MF-W {a, b} 18:23, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Are you still interested in this? --MF-W {a, b} 17:42, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Right now I have a problem in the connecting to incubator.E THP (talk) 18:14, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
test.--E THP (talk) 15:05, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
First of all, please refrain from further edits like this. Also, it is not necessary to replace "Image:" by "File:" - in fact, File is the more up-to-date form. Third, what is this? [4] Thanks --MF-W {a, b} 20:34, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
It was a test,Solution ok.Thank You--E THP (talk) 14:58, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
Testing was performed, Not problem(test/Blepharoplasty) .E THP (talk) 15:58, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg botflag granted --MF-W {a, b} 19:51, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank You.--E THP (talk) 20:02, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

2013–2015

CarsracBot

  • Name of the robotowner : Carsrac Robotowner talk page
  • Purpose: Interwiki links: It adds/modifies/deletes interwiki links.
  • Software: pywikipediabot framework via SVN
  • Already has bot flag on: see for a complete list), but in short 20++ project including nl, fy, zea, li, ksh, tr, en, nap.

It will only add and remove interwiki links to live projects. It will not add links to incubator projects. See the test edits. Thank you for your time Carsrac (talk) 17:44, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

  • I can't see any test edits... --MF-W {a, b} 17:56, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
  • I think he means on other wikis. Even in that case, there should be test-edits here to make sure the bot can function correctly on this wiki where the page format is different with prefixes. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 01:28, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done since there was no further response from the bot owner. --MF-W {a, b} 15:24, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

CandalBot

Hi, I request a bot flag for User:CandalBot, for Venetian Wiktionary. The bot will use standard Pywikipedia framework, in manual mode only. I will use it for standardizing our templates in all vec.wikt pages, and adding missing templates. Thanks Candalua (talk) 08:10, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --MF-W {a, b} 02:39, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Cheers!-bot (talk | contribs)

I request a bot's flag for Cheers!-bot to maintain the template in Wy/vi only. Bot will add prefix for some templates in the articles using AWB (when I log in, it is requested the bot's flag). I use this bot in Vietnamese Wikipedia with over 2,5 millions edits. Thank in advance.--Cheers! (talk) 11:50, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Can you make some example edits? --MF-W {a, b} 12:48, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
Test edit done.--Cheers! (talk) 02:34, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg botflag set --MF-W {a, b} 22:56, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks.--Cheers! (talk) 01:42, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

TuanUt-Bot! (talk | contribs)

I request a bot flag for TuanUt-Bot! to edit typos in wikivoyage Vietnamese project - Tuấn ÚtThảo luận-Đóng góp04:15, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
  • I take it as by "typos", it's wikilinking. I'll grant the bot flag for fixing links. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 12:49, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
Requesting a bot flag for one purpose (fixing links) and then "using it for anything" seems rather absurd to me. --MF-W {a, b} 16:58, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
Reply: [5]
  • My mind is not entirely so. I request a bot flag to fix the link and then I can edit more than that to fix the link. Sorry, I'm not good at english. - Tuấn ÚtThảo luận-Đóng góp17:25, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I see. What I meant was that you could maybe list all intended bot tasks, not just one and then do the others nevertheless. But I don't care much if the community of Wy/vi is OK with the bot. --MF-W {a, b} 00:33, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

YiFeiBot (Operater: Zhuyifei1999 (talk))

For community-approved tasks of Wy/zh. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 08:51, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

What will it do? Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 14:22, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
Examples (only Wy/zh):
  1. Archiving (2 support, 0 oppose)
  2. Interwikis (not ready)--Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 09:49, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg 完成 Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 23:33, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
The script is on the daily crontab. Hopefully it will make its first archiving at September 13th (it is being discussed that the delay is two weeks) :). A new work request is now submitted. Hopefully I can code it on Friday. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 13:40, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Gabriel Chi Hong Lee (找我聊聊) @Wy/zh

I want to have User:Gabrielchihonglee-Bot to have the BOT flag to add [Template:Wy/zh/pagebanner] at the first of all Wy/zh pages.--Gabriel Chi Hong Lee (找我聊聊) 10:01, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Please change the template name to conform to I:CASE first. Also, does the community support using the page banner everywhere? --MF-W {a, b} 10:11, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
I have already changed the name of the banner uppercase, also, the community does support to put this everywhere. "中文维基导游已经全面采用Template:Wy/zh/Pagebanner显示条目标题和提示信息,創建條目時請在頁頂加上Template:Wy/zh/Pagebanner,模板的具体使用方法请见模板说明文档。" The translation by google translate (Some translation fixed by Zhuyifei1999 (talk) at 02:48, 4 October 2013 (UTC)) :"Chinese Wikivoyage has been fully adopted Template:Wy/zh/Pagebanner to display article titles and messages. While creating an article please add Template:Wy/zh/Pagebanner at the top. See the template documentation for the specific use of methods for the template."--Gabriel Chi Hong Lee (找我聊聊) 10:47, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
reminder:We already have a bot to do so.--Tianyin LeeTalk to me 10:59, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
but there is still pages with no this template.--Gabriel Chi Hong Lee (找我聊聊) 11:02, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
so?--Tianyin LeeTalk to me 11:30, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
原來如此,請問你懂pywikimediabot嗎?我在找人教我--Gabriel Chi Hong Lee (找我聊聊) 14:57, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
Please list the content pages which does not have them (I doubt any). --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 01:05, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

I withdrawn the request--Gabriel Chi Hong Lee (找我聊聊) 10:27, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Botflag for KuBOT

  • operator: KuboF (talk)
  • bot account: KuBOT
  • purpose: templates and category modifying, supposedly some small tasks like correcting syntax (some background: on Esperanto Wikivoyage is user, who is doing bot tasks manually.)
  • wiki of activity: Esperanto Wikivoyage, in future maybe Slovak projects
  • botflag already on: see (full list), main active on Esperanto Wikipedia (50k+ edits)
  • software: Pywikibot from git

Thanks in advance. --KuboF (talk) 22:33, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Some test-edits here? Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 13:06, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
See Special:Contributions/KuBOT (page sorting in categories). --KuboF (talk) 10:54, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
Mi ne voyas problemojn. Yes check.svg Farita. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 16:46, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
Dankon! --KuboF (talk) 18:54, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

User:Revibot

This will only fix double redirects across incubator wikis. (test edit running...) — revi^ 05:17, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

It will also try to fix broken redirect (under my supervision) — revi^ 05:38, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
  • The number of double redirects here is typically small, I think you can do it without a bot flag. --MF-W {a, b} 21:37, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
Ok, so incubatorwiki does not require approval to run bot? — revi^ 16:29, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
We have no real policy about it. In general, it's good if a planned bot run is announced on this page. A bot flag may or may not be granted, as users see necessary. In your case, I think you can run this bot without a bot flag, fixing double/broken redirects. --MF-W {a, b} 17:07, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

user:Lsjbot

I would like to request a bot flag for Lsjbot, as I have been asked by a representative of the bto test wiki to create some articles on animals and plants there. The same bot code has already been extensively used on three other wikipedia projects, with some 3 million articles created to date, and 11 million edits total.

  • Operator: Lsj
  • Function: Main function is article creation. Will also perform fixes and maintenance on the created articles.
  • Operation: Runs are started manually, but once started a run can produce many articles without further user intervention.
  • Software: Dotnetwikibot
  • Bot status in other wikimedia projects/language versions: sulutil

Lsj (talk) 19:31, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

How many articles do you want to create? Have you already made example articles? Who from Wp/bto asked you? --MF-W {a, b} 20:57, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
The contact person is User:Filipinayzd. We have not discussed precise numbers of articles, but basically I can create as many as the Wp/bto community wants, the potential is much larger than an incubator wiki needs. For starters, we would likely make articles about high-level groups of plants and animals, plus well-known groups like dogs, cats, bears. I have not yet made any test articles on wp/bto, but you can find articles made by my bot in the related Waray-waray language here. The wp/bto articles will be very similar. Lsj (talk) 17:43, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
Ok. Filipinayzd, can you or other contributors of the test-project please confirm this request? Also, I think the number of articles the bot creates in a test-project should be very limited (not more than 200 or so, before they are edited and expanded manually). --MF-W {a, b} 17:36, 29 October 2014 (UTC)


User:Mjbmrbot

For fixing prefixes. Mjbmr Talk 16:21, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Where and how? --MF-W {a, b} 16:46, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
Now, I've added another task, adding project category. I'm running only one by one on the projects I know but it can be run continuously on all projects if I get the flag and run more tasks. Examples of adding category: Special:Diff/2882255, Special:Diff/2884135. Example of fixing prefixes: Special:Diff/2882228. It also fixes prefixes for links, but I didn't find any example since there was no need in Western Baluchi wiki. It runs under various conditions, like if the page was a template, add the category in the last noinclude tag otherwise add a new noinclude tag, and it was running mistakenly on modules but now they are excluded, but I'll work on that to fix titles in require function in modules. Also it doesn't make first character of title, upper while fixing a prefix, if the project is a Wiktionary. I would like to ask to run this bot in my own scope where I'm active on my own risk if there is not support for this or it's risky. Mjbmr Talk 18:37, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
So you want to run this bot in test-wikis which request it? E.g. did Western Baluchi contributors request it? It might be that a project does not want all pages in the main category (or e.g. wants only articles in the main category, ...). --MF-W {a, b} 23:55, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
You can tell I'm a part of their community but yes they asked. But I said If there is no consensus to run this on all wiki, yeah. Mjbmr Talk 03:01, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I am admin of the western Balochi wikipedia, I think we are need to this bot for fixing our project problems, its may not help just Western Balochi wiki test, so this bot can help other wikis like Lurish wiki test. --Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 14:04, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Request for User:KhowarBot

  • I being a test Wiki Administrator need User:KhowarBot to welcome the new khowar language ‎users in their own language instead of English. I need this Bot for fixing prefixes and other ‎administrative works in text wiki’s khowar language project. -- Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 09:20, 14 April 2015 (UTC)‎

OchilovBot

Hi! This bot is going to perform maintenance in all test wikis - [[Name of the article]] -> '''Name of the article''', moving categories to the bottom, capitalizing categories' names, [[Name|name]] -> [[name]], [[Name|names]] -> [[name]]s. These are minor edits but they should be done to improve the quality of the content. --Ochilov (talk) 10:37, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

I :Symbol support vote.svg Support sultanselim baloch talk 11:10, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
I do not think this is necessary nor that it will improve the quality of the content. The last two proposed changes also don't take prefixes into account and probably contradict I:CASE as well. --MF-W {a, b} 17:51, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
For what it's worth, I think it would be useful to have such a bot available, provided that Ochilov only runs it on a test-by-test basis, and only after the test-admins for the test have approved. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:36, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
StevenJ81, the idea sounds reasonable. As an admin of Voy/eo I agree to enable it on my wiki. Илья Драконов, are you interested in enabling the bot in Old Russian Wikipedia? --Ochilov (talk) 02:31, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. It would be great if a bot worked with categories to make everything run faster. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 07:33, 26 December 2015 (UTC).
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, I think, It will be useful for incubator projects.--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 12:34, 26 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment I'm not sure whether this bot is compatible with I:CASE, as pointed out by MF-Warburg. However, a small test run of a few pages could always be done to see whether it may work after all. --OWTB (talk) 12:41, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
    Sure! I shall run my bot for test after X-mas holidays, because I am away from my PC and editing from laptop. --Ochilov (talk) 14:42, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done --MF-W {a, b} 16:06, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

2016–present

TamizhBOT

Requesting bot flag for my bot--Maathavan (talk) 16:13, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

What will it do? --MF-W {a, b} 02:06, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
My articles have some same grammer mistake so I will change it by my BOT. --Maathavan (talk) 09:44, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
Please fix your grammar mistakes yourself. --MF-W {a, b} 00:41, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

GeekEdBot

Hello, I'm working on Algerian Arabic Wiktionary. I ask if I can get a bot flag for my bot User:GeekEdBot. Tasks:

  • Adding/removing categories
  • Adding/removing templates
  • Adding entries: All the dictionaries are either old and printed (can't be used to generate words) or have a bad quality, so I have to add the entries from a dictionary to an excel file (manually, ~200 words an hour), then I use CSVLoader to add them to Algerian Wiktionary.
  • Adding definitions, examples, inflection tables, and conjugation tables.
  • Correcting spelling of other users' entries (if any).

I know that actual users should be editing, I hope more users gets encouraged and starts editing in Wiktionary (there exist some volunteers, but they contributed to other websites or projects), but this is me writing the entries and not just a script collecting them from different sources.
As for an example of my edits, you can visit the Algerian Wiktionary. Note: At first I started editing in Latin script, since it is the script used in the dictionary, however, I stopped doing that and adopted Perso-Arabic letters (because they are the closest ones to handwritten Maghrebi and to the letters used in old dictionaries), but finally, I decided to use normal Arabic letters so people can find these entries on Google in the future.
Daily added entries won't be stable. Currently, I'm on summer vacation and I can normally spend 2 hours adding words. In the rest of the year, I think I will be active on weekends only. I hope that by that time, more users will start volunteering here.
By the way, is it considered "legal" to copy modules and templates from English Wiktionary? I wanted to do that, but I ended up designing my own templates (not as good as the English ones).
If I decide to start working on Algerian Wikipedia (maybe next summer), should I ask for another bot flag? Thank you so much. --GeekEmad (talk) 18:38, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

I don't think it's a good idea to start adding pages by bot while still in the incubation phase. It's better to do that when your domain is made. --OWTB (talk) 09:46, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
The pages that will be added will only be in Maghrebi Arabic (It constitues a dialectal continuum which includes Algerian Arabic). The bot is used to avoid repetitive tasks which take a lot of extra time (opening a new page, copying page style, copying words from the excel file that I made, adding categories, saving...), this, without talking about the long time that I need to collect words of Maghrebi Arabic dialects. This will make my work easier and will give me a lot of extra time to collect more words. I think that the logical reason behind not allowing bots for creating entries is to avoid Wiki projects which are based on simply copying from other projects. The case is different here, everything is collected and written manually, but submitting it is done using a bot to save time and effort. You have the full right to disable my bot account when I add a word from a language other than Maghrebi Arabic and Berber (even Classical Arabic words won't be added using this bot), with the exceptions of adding translation tables at the end of articles (the words might have red links, but the bot won't create any of the entries for foreign languages) and loanwords (the loanword in its actual Maghrebi pronunciation can be added using the bot, the original word in the source language will not be added using this bot, e.g. trisiti can be added using the bot, while électricité can be added only manually). --GeekEmad (talk) 19:23, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

User:S205643bot

This is my bot, and I would like to help Wp/cpx and Wp/mnp to build some articles and categories with high repeatability and similarity.--S205643 (talk) 12:20, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Both you and your bot seem pretty experienced, but you haven't really done anything here yet on Incubator. So before I agree to flag you, I'm going to make three requests:
  • Make sure you understand the policies of Incubator—in particular the need to prefix all page names—and assure me that your bot can handle that.
  • Make sure you understand any local policies that the test communities may have (orthography, for example).
  • Create a half-dozen or so pages in each of the two tests—before flagging—so I can see what your bot actually does.
Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 12:54, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
Do you make this request after having talked to the communities of Wp/cpx and Wp/mnp? --MF-W {a, b} 20:05, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

I didn't. It seems that their communities aren't active, but I did connect a user after making this request. He is the administrator on cdowiki, and flagged my bot on that wiki version. By the way, should I build articles and categories with my account or the bot to show my future works?--S205643 (talk) 03:10, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

@StevenJ81: I've created some pages with my bot account on both Wp/cpx and Wp/mnp (its contributions).--S205643 (talk) 12:04, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for providing an example. What is the subject of the pages I am seeing? Months of the year?
Let me make two points on this. First, I can confirm that the communities have not been active. There have been no (named) active contributors to either test since early 2015. So there is no one to talk to, in that sense. (Do snoop around a little and make sure that nobody left behind a set of guidelines to use, say on a Project: or Help: namespace page. If you can't find anything, I guess use the rules of Min-Nan Wikipedia as a benchmark to start.)
Second, I think what you want to do here is fine, up to a point. But no test gets out of Incubator by consisting only of bot-generated stubs. In fact, many tests (and older, small wikis) have that problem. So if you're going to do some bot work here, I want you to commit to spending some time (using your regular account) fleshing out a reasonable number of pages with real, sourced content, too. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:13, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
Ok, I see. So, what's the standards or rules for getting out of Incubator? Is there anything I can refer to?--S205643 (talk) 15:27, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
m:LPP. --MF-W {a, b} 20:00, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
I don't think you should run a bot to create articles on test-wikis whose communities you didn't contact or whose communities don't exist. What is the point behind that? And how do you know what to put there, if you don't speak these languages (as your userpage suggests)? --MF-W {a, b} 20:00, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: The user's page suggests that s/he speaks Min Nan, and both of these tests are in Min variants of Chinese. So I suppose the user would need to tell us how good his/her language skills are in these varieties of Chinese.
That said, part of the reason I want the user to spend time building up articles is exactly because I don't think the bot work is worthwhile in a vacuum. User:S205643, one of the requirements on the page m:LPP that MF-Warburg gave you states that there needs to be a consistently active community working on a test to get it out of Incubator. It's possible that your bot work might encourage a community to form. But in all honesty it would be good if you also recruited others to help you work on these tests. Otherwise, there is not a lot of value in the bot work. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:47, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
Ok, I don't need this flag, thanks for your helps. About Min languages, even they are different, they still have a close relationships. And actually, I can only speak Min Nan (nan), and I can only read other Min varieties with the help of dictionaries or other materials. Originally, I want to help these versions to grow up because these languages are very likely to die out in the near future.--S205643 (talk) 16:01, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
We appreciate your volunteering. You can still sometimes do some bot work here, even without the flag. But we do need more than that to fully establish these tests.
X mark.svg Not done StevenJ81 (talk) 17:32, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Revibot I and Revibot

Task: Archiving discussions. Mainly used by Wy/ko discussion page, but if someone wants to use it for their community, that's fine from me. Does the same thing as meta/Commons m:User:ArchiverBot which I also maintain. Need the bot flag to suppress user talk notification. (Suppressing from RC is good but not that important.) — regards, Revi 07:57, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Will it only run op Wy/ko? --OWTB (talk) 12:04, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
Basically any page that calls User:Revibot I/A (in the form of {{User:Revibot I/A}}), but I think I can constrain to Wy/ko (and my user talk, half debugging, half using it) if you think it needs to be done so. — regards, Revi 17:41, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
If there's any kind of bot I'm pretty much ok with, even here on Incubator, it's a bot to archive discussions. I'm going to let the discussion run a few more days, but if there are no objections I'll grant by the end of the week.
As far as the scope of activity goes, I think you're good on Wy/ko, and if individuals would like to have the bot archive their individual talk pages I think that's fine, too. I'm not going to use it on Incubator talk or Category talk pages now. For the time being, please don't use it in other test projects; if someone asks you, drop a note at I:AN and we'll see how things are working.
(Note that one reason we're a little gun-shy about bots here is that we really don't want article-creating bots. Tests created by bots are not going to be approved by LangCom.)
StevenJ81 (talk) 22:11, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
Acknowledged. By the time bot is flagged, bot will only allow whitelisted mainspace pages (i.e. current usage in Wy/ko, as I can't monitor all the incubator edits and discover unwanted usages) and User talk: namespaces. Any other usage will require prior arrangement with me. — regards, Revi 11:52, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
Under the terms outlined above, the request is approved. I don't see a need to time-limit the flag, but do let me know if you intend to stop operating it at any point. Also ... it doesn't look like the bot will be performing any admin functions. Is that correct? StevenJ81 (talk) 15:49, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
Also ... do you want me to flag User:Revibot? StevenJ81 (talk) 16:59, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, just noticed it now.
Yes, no admin function is required. This is, simply speaking, copy and paste bot. Just botflag is all it needs to do the job.
Long ago when I requested Revibot flag in 2014, MF-W said ‘we don’t have much double redirects’ and was declined but I actually see around 1500 edits in 3-4 years so sure if you would like to!— regards, Revi 19:24, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
No, we have them. I'm not sure why he said that. In any event, Revibot also flagged. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:46, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
1500 edits in 3-4 years is an average of ~1 edit per day. I say this proves my point made back then that the bot does not need to have a bot flag. --MF-W {a, b} 19:13, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Matter of taste, I guess. I don't think stuff like that needs to show up in RC. No big deal anyway. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:04, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Proposal to deflag seven inactive bots

For security, I propose to deflag the following seven bot accounts. None of these bot accounts has made an edit here since 2013, and in five out of seven cases the bot operators have not edited here since 2014. List includes the following:

If any of these bots are reactivated, it is probably better that the edits appear in Special:RecentChanges, at least initially. We won't have a problem reflagging them if appropriate.

I do not propose deflagging any of the following:

  • System bots
  • Bots run by Incubator administrators, even if relatively inactive
  • Bots that carry the Global bot flag, even though Incubator opts out of global bots
  • Bots that have been active fairly recently

If you have any questions or comments on this proposal, please add them below. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:48, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Shall we inform the operators prior to deflagging? --OWTB (talk) 09:37, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
I did just ping them, did I not? StevenJ81 (talk) 13:44, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
Woop. I'm still not entirely used to the notifications/pinging thing... :) --OWTB (talk) 14:56, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
If the user is not active on the wiki, unless the user has opted to receive the ping via mail (by visiting this wiki and setting preferences value) they won't get it. If they haven't been active for a while, leaving a talk page message would be a good idea. — regards, Revi 09:54, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
I don't see that there would be much value in running after these obviously inactive people then. --MF-W {a, b} 12:44, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi, I'm fine with deflagging my bot. Przemub (talk) 17:01, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg That one done. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:49, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

This proposal was mainly made from the assumption that with these accounts long-dormant, there is greater security in their tripping Recent Changes than in their avoiding them. If we go ahead and deflag the others, it will be on the condition that if a bot operator reappears and objects, we will reflag. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:27, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Don't make it more complicated than necessary. If a bot needs a bot flag again one time, it will get a bot flag again ... --MF-W {a, b} 19:14, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Rest done. If operators reactivate bots and need flag, just reapply. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:07, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
I agree. If they need a flag again, they'll get one. --OWTB (talk) 14:12, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Fluxbot

Fluxbot (talk | contribs)

In preparation for the Remex replacement of Tidy, I can work on cleaning up many errors with my bot, User:Fluxbot. This task runs on many other projects, as can be seen in its global contributions, Special:CentralAuth/Fluxbot. Requested at community portal. Let me know if you have any questions. Xaosflux (talk) 18:10, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

  • Example Linter cleanup edits: here. Please note, all edit summaries will be in English. Xaosflux (talk) 18:19, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
Discussion can be found at I:CP. On hold until that is complete. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:28, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
Sure thing, let me know. Please note as some of these may appear on "user talk" pages, bot group is important as it is the only group that includes (nominornewtalk) to prevent triggering the "New Messages" flag for users. Xaosflux (talk) 20:34, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done StevenJ81 (talk) 20:23, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

cewbot (Wn/cdo)

I want to refresh news headline on Wn/cdo. This task will create a headline summary every day, it has been operating on zh.wikinews from 2018-05-11 daily. You could review the source code on GitHub. The task needs a tag "import headline" (zh:匯入頭條新聞標題作業), please add the tag simultaneously, thank you! --Kanashimi (talk) 07:46, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

It will greatly facilitate the editing on cdo-Wikinews. We will promptly check the contribution by this bot. Davidzdh (talk) 08:44, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Is this going to operate so frequently that it even needs the bot flag?
  • @Davidzdh: Is this working correctly so far?
If the answer to the first question is that it is only going to generate one headline daily, then it can probably operate just fine without the bot flag. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:21, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
It is going to generate one headline daily. But maybe it will be more in future.
This bot has not yet been approved for operation, so there is no answer to the question "Is this working correctly so far?" However, it works very well on Chinese Wikinews. I very hope that this bot can also be approved for operation in incubator. Davidzdh (talk) 15:45, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
The bot will not need approval simply to operate here. The only thing needing approval would be to allow it to carry the bot flag, which carries a variety of rights that the operator already well knows. Since the operator is new here, I will insist that the bot run without the bot flag for a minimum of one month, to make sure (a) it works correctly here, and (b) that the operator understands the prefix system and runs the bot accordingly.
Now, I see that the bot carries a bot flag on a number of projects, so in principle I won't object to a flag here after a month of successful operation, if the operator really wants it. But that said:
  • If all it will do is a headline a day, I don't see why it needs the bot flag.
  • We do not want the bot to generate new content pages. We need live contributors, not bot contributors, to get the test project to potential future approval. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:14, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
@StevenJ81:Thank you for your explanation. This bot is only used to assist editing. Even if there is no bot to do this, there will still be manual editing. But it needs editors' more time. Davidzdh (talk) 10:32, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not yet, at least. You are welcome to run the bot here for the purposes outlined. But I don't see a reason (for now) that the bot has to carry the bot flag here. You are not going to need the "extra" capabilities the flag provides. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:10, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

User:Adithyakbot

I request for a bot flag here. Please check this page. The task of the bot will be to remove tt tags only. It can easily be done using Find and Replace tag in AWB. Similar Find and Replace was done in Malayalam Wikipedia (example). You can check my contributions too for knowing sample edits. The edits are actually made with an edit summary 'Replaced obselete tags'. Adithyak1997 (talk) 17:57, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Is such a bot actually needed? - Regardless of that, I think you can just run it without a bot flag, if at a not-too-fast pace like 5 edits/minute. --MF-W {a, b} 11:37, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
I am not sure whether I can convince you that a bot flag is required. Anyway, please check this page. Since many of the templates require placement of code, many have tt tags. So, editing each of the page even for one tag replacement will be tedious. So, I am not sure whether I will be able to follow 5 edits/minute criteria. There is a small thing too. Since this is the starting page for many projects and that pages from here are actually been converted as base pages in new wikis, I think these errors needs to be corrected now so that they don't need to correct it later. Adithyak1997 (talk) 11:59, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
I was hoping you could give an explanation of what this actually means and why it is a task that should be done. Just linking to a special page saying "aha this needs to be fixed" isn't very insightful. I don't understand what you mean by "editing each page ... will be tedious". Isn't a bot an automated tool that takes the tedium away? Does your bot not have a setting for how many edits it does in a certain timeframe? In pywikibot for example it's called the "throttle". --MF-W {a, b} 14:23, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
First of all, sorry for the misunderstanding. I will explain the method I am going to follow. The tool I will be using is AWB. Since only specific pages are to be updated from the list of lint errors and that the list cannot be directly retrieved according to my need in AWB, I will be copying the list of pages requiring change into a text file with UTF-8 encoding. With the help of Find and Replace option, I can search for tt and /tt tags and replace them with code and /code respectively which I think will be pretty easy. As mentioned in the last edit, the task would be somewhat simple since it does not require me to go to each and every page to make this replacement. The change I am requesting is only for tt tags only due to the reason that it can directly make changes without requiring any regex. In AWB, there is an option called seconds between edits. I usually used to give it as 10 seconds and it hasn't yet created any problems in mlwiki. Adithyak1997 (talk) 14:36, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
@Adithyak1997: could you please stop your bot because your bot still not authorized! ZI Jony (SWMT) 06:54, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
I have stopped it. Actually, in the first comment by MF-Warburg, it was informed that bot flag is not required. As mentioned, I am currently making 5 edits/minute. I tried editing with my own account, but the throttle could not be set, which led me to proceed with my bot account. Now, I will not proceed until further instructions. Adithyak1997 (talk) 07:17, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
It's all fine. After reading m:Meta:Babel/Archives/2020-04#Pointless_lint_filter_fixes_on_discussion_pages, I gave your bot a botflag now as it has the advantage of not showing up in watchlists etc. then. --MF-W {a, b} 19:02, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. Adithyak1997 (talk) 19:06, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
Since the edits are not marked on watchlist, does my bot need to follow 5 edits/minute criteria? As you know, removing this will increase the number of pages in which edits are made. Adithyak1997 (talk) 19:29, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
No, that's not necessary anymore. --MF-W {a, b} 21:25, 29 June 2020 (UTC)