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Wdwdbot (talk · contribs)

Operator: Wdwd (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought:

Automatic or manually assisted: semi-automatic (Operator does not confirm every single edit, but has to confirm every bot run with 10 up to a few 100 edits. No automatic trigger, no periodic and no automaticaly started bot runs)

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): manually started, one time run.

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): 4..5

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): No I would ask for the bot-flag if it mandatory to do this job

Programming language(s): different self made perl scripts (with MediaWiki-Bot-3.4.0 as API-Interface to the Wiki)

Wdwd (talk) 11:23, 4 November 2012 (UTC)


Bots are generally approved for specific tasks. Do you have a particular task in mind?Smallman12q (talk) 02:31, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Add/change/fix different templates or category entries after a commons transfer from de-wp to commons. (e.g. adding user category, minor clean up) Example1, Example2
  • OTRS ticket processing: Add/change/fix different OTRS templates, license templates, author info, only for one specific OTRS ticket. Edit depends mainly on the content of the OTRS ticket. Process only ONE ticket per bot-run named in the edit summary line. Used mainly for OTRS tasks with more than approx. 10 files per ticket (which are rare) and where the edit process can be simply automated. The bot account has an OTRS member flag, too Example3
For this two tasks I would not request a bot flag. I would only ask for the bot-flag if it is mandatory to do this job.--Wdwd (talk) 07:59, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
Looks OK for me. I think bot status is reasonable for such kind of activities. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:59, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
I agree. --Dschwen (talk) 16:52, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

If there are no objections, I think bot status should be granted. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:01, 8 November 2012 (UTC)