Commons:Bots/Requests/de-flag

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de-flag

Hello,

During my studies at Commons, I came across a large number of inactive bot accounts. I hereby suggest removing their bot-flag like we do it with the sysop or OTRS-flag:

  1. Olafbot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:Olaf)
  2. RocketBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:Rocket000)
  3. Slobot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:Slomox)
  4. Dudubot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:Diaa abdelmoneim)
  5. DodoBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:EdoDodo)
  6. KITbot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:Multichill)
  7. OrdnanceSurveyBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:Multichill)
  8. BnF import (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:Tim Starling)
  9. Chlewbot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:chlewey)
  10. PDBbot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R
  11. AdambroBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:Adambro)
  12. Category redirect bot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:O)
  13. Btdbot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:Btd)
  14. 3247's Image Wizard (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:3247)
  15. DoriBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:Dori)
  16. DustyBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:Wronkiew)
  17. EuseBotHelper (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:Eusebius)
  18. Ptbotgourou (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2010) R (User:Gdgourou)
  19. Alexbot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last Edit: 2009) R (User:Alexsh)
  20. BotCat (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Panther)
  21. Vertrepbot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Docu)
  22. File Upload Bot (AntWeb) (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Davethau)
  23. Korribot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Korrigan)
  24. NSBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Nikola Smolenski)
  25. MultichillAWB (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Multichill)
  26. KanonBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Kanonkas)
  27. SunBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Helios89)
  28. AbiBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Abigor)
  29. AsgardBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Dani)
  30. DonabelSDSU.bot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Donabel SDSU)
  31. Kwjbot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009 R (User:Kwj2772)
  32. Mike's bot account (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Mike.lifeguard)
  33. File Upload Bot (Omnedon) (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Omnedon)
  34. ShakataBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:ShakataGaNai)
  35. John Bot II (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Compwhizii)
  36. MinerBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Saper)
  37. BArchBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Duesentrieb)
  38. Moralists Robot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Moralist)
  39. NiavBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:Delhovlyn)
  40. BierBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:ChristianBier)
  41. MBisanzBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2009) R (User:MBisanz)
  42. 555.bot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2008) R (User:555)
  43. Larbot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2008) R (User:Lar)
  44. John Bot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2008) R (User:Cwii)
  45. Giggabot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2008) R (User:Giggy)
  46. Seven-League Bot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2008) R (User:Guillom)
  47. File Upload Bot (Edward) (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2008) R (User:Edward)
  48. MediaWiki Update Bot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2008) R (User:pfctdayelise)
  49. SelketBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2008) R (User:Selket)
  50. TeakyBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2008) R (User:Teak)
  51. File Upload Bot (Petros63) (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2008) R (User:Petros63)
  52. Szczepan.bot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2008) R (User:Szczepan1990)
  53. Maelgwnbot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2008) R (User:Maelgwn)
  54. Polbot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2008) R (User:Quadell)
  55. WarXboT (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2008) R (User:WarX)
  56. ArkyBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2007) R (User:Shereth)
  57. Dvortybot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2007) R (User:Connel MacKenzie)
  58. Un1c0s bot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2007) R (User:Qualc1)
  59. HermesBot II (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2007) R (User:Wikihermit)
  60. Orgullobot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2007) R (User:Orgullomoore)
  61. File Upload Bot (Lcarsdata) (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2007) R (User:Lcarsdata)
  62. YonaBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2007) R (User:Yonatanh)
  63. Excl-zoo Bot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2007) R (User:Excl-zoo)
  64. Werdnabot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2007) R (User:Werdna)
  65. File Upload Bot (Eloquence) (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2007) R (User:Eloquence)
  66. PortalBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2007) R (User:Augiasstallputzer)
  67. MakBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2006) R (User:Makthorpe)
  68. Topjabot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Last edit: 2004) R (User:Gerrit)
  69. Pngbot (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (Flag granted: 23 January 2007 Edits: 0) R (User:mikm)
  70. Millbot-upload (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) R (User:Millosh)

Regards, --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:09, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Discussion

  • There is no point keeping the bot-flag forever. Symbol delete vote.svg Remove unless a good reason is provided not doing so (e.g. if a bot does only use the API query module and needs apihighlimits). -- Rillke(q?) 18:06, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove, but also check their log actions before. --Leyo 18:29, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Please can someone alert the bot owners of this proposal? --99of9 (talk) 21:46, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done On talk page (and via e-mail, only user who specified an e-mail)--Steinsplitter (talk) 22:56, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the notification, would have missed it. ++Lar: t/c 23:56, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Remove. None of my bots are active.--Orgullomoore (talk) 22:34, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
  • I've considered my User:Category redirect bot deprecated since the last time it edited. Flag can be Symbol delete vote.svg removed from this one, at least. --O (висчвын) 22:53, 29 July 2013 (GMT)
  • Regarding Olafbot (the first on the list) - The bot was used to import Signwriting images of Polish Sign Language signs: Category:Polish_SignWriting. The import has been finished, however I planned to import SVG versions of the images as well, which were unavailable at the time. Honestly, I'm not sure if I'm able to find time for that, but I will try. On the other hand, I'm quite sure, I'm not going to apply once again for the bot flag just for the SVG import in case the rights were revoked, because last time it took three months to have the flag granted. I've just proposed the reason, why it may be wiser to keep the flags. On the other hand, if a bot doesn't do anything harmful, what is the point in revoking its flag? Olaf (talk) 23:25, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
    There is apparently no point in it. Thus, I would suggest only to remove the flag from bot accounts whose owners have explicitly agreed to it (like below). Vogone (talk) 11:12, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
    There is the same point in it compared to removing administrators from the sysop group after one year of inactivity. -- Rillke(q?) 08:12, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
  • My bot will likely never be active again, so feel free to Symbol delete vote.svg remove.  — Mike.lifeguard | @meta 23:51, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
  • My bot will likely never be active again, so feel free to Symbol delete vote.svg remove. ++Lar: t/c 23:56, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
  • My bot will likely never be active again, so feel free to Symbol delete vote.svg remove. – Kwj2772 (msg) 00:02, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Death to ShakataBot Symbol delete vote.svg Delete --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 00:14, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
  • My bot will likely never be active again, so feel free to Symbol delete vote.svg remove. MBisanz talk 01:38, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
  • I have no clue if my bot Chlewbot will be active again but there are no immediate plans. If ever I will ask again, for the mean time Symbol delete vote.svg de-flag it. — Chlewey (talk) 02:48, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Go ahead with mine, unlikely to be used again soon. le Korrigan bla 04:15, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Seven-League Bot is taking a well-deserved vacation, seeing as his services weren't needed. I'll ask for the bot flag again on his behalf if needed in the future. guillom 05:52, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info No objection for EuseBotHelper, its activity has been discontinued (I'm its owner). --Eusebius (talk) 09:01, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
  • My bot will likely never be active again, so feel free to Symbol delete vote.svg remove. – Quadell (talk) 14:30, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
  • My bot Topjabot did one task (uploading a batch of drawings) so do Symbol delete vote.svg remove. --Gerrit (talk) 19:05, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
  • I wouldn't oppose PDBbot's bot flag being removed. It hasn't been used in a while and likely won't be in the near future. I'm its operator. Thanks for the notice. Emw (talk) 01:50, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
  • TeakyBot is retired due to the prominance of djvu's in wikisource, no objection to flag Symbol delete vote.svg removal. -- Teak (talk) 04:23, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Can someone please deflag and strike out the bots for which the owners have responded that the flag is no longer needed? I have some bots in this list. I do expect to use them some time in the future. Don't really feel like having to jump the hoops again so please keep them flagged. Multichill (talk) 06:14, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

First step is identifying the owners. I parsed all bot user pages (with a little bot) and extracted the owners if a {{bot}} template was present (shame on you if it wasn't). I'll go ahead and remove flags for bots where the users have not responded. P.S.: what is the deal with the (invisible) underline tags? Did somebody intend to strike out? --Dschwen (talk) 17:57, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

All stricken (struck?) bots had their flags removed by me. --Dschwen (talk) 18:10, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

I fixed a bug in my userpage parsing, which gets a lot more usernames (almost all of them) and added a quick link to the user rights page for the crats. I know of a bunch of users that are not active anymore on wiki. And I am inclined to remove flags if users do not respond. There also are a few special purpose bots where reactivation seems highly doubtful to me. --Dschwen (talk) 20:24, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

The underline was for those owners agreed to remove. Added by me. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 04:05, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

I'd like to add that for reflagging there should be significantly fewer hoops to jump through. I'm happy to give the flag back to any former bot that got it removed here (if the conditions on-wiki have not changed significantly with respect to the original request). --Dschwen (talk) 20:27, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Good idea--Steinsplitter (talk) 06:48, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

I will start again with my bot in October. I still collect some tasks for him. Please keep the bot status. --ChristianBier (talk) 20:03, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

ok, struck. --99of9 (talk) 10:42, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
  • I just de-flagged RocketBot since it belongs to Rocket000 who has unfortunately retired from editing Commons. odder (talk) 21:39, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
  • BotCat. Feel free to Symbol delete vote.svg remove. --Panther (talk) 06:47, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Eloquence and Millosh agreed (1, 2) to the removal of the flag from their bots. odder (talk) 09:35, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
  • User:File Upload Bot (Omnedon) was used to upload a large number of maps. It's a project I intend on working with again, but since then things have changed on a technical level. I'd rather continue to use the same bot, but would be willing to create a different one later if necessary. Omnedon (talk) 19:32, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Finalization

  • I contacted all owners of bots who have not been struck yet, asking them to speak up on this page if they want to keep their bots flagged. I'm intending to de-flag all bots whose owners do not respond (or respond that the bots can be de-flagged) in a week from now, that is on February 20, 2014 — and then I'll close this request (finally :-). odder (talk) 22:58, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Since the first research on inactive bots (July 2013) I've resumed editing on Wikimedia wikis, inclusing some flood actions not using any bot framework, but still flood actions *. Please keep my bot flag, since in a near future I may work on some GLAM tasks here on my country. If isn't possible to keep my bot flag at this momment no problem, feel free to remove and I will request again when and if starting to work on GLAM projects, but if possible keep, since I'm planning also more flood edits in a near future. Lugusto 00:04, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

  • Just noticed this page. Must have restarted again after I requested deflagging my bot. Anyway, objecting to the deflag process for your bot should be enough for the bot to keep the flag, I think, so it should be no problem. Asking to reinstate the bot flag after it has already been deflagged, however, may still need a bit of community discussion to make sure the bot owner is kept up to date on all the relevant policies about bot operations. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 05:44, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
    • Lugusto's bot hasn't been de-flagged yet, and indeed his objection is enough for me not to do so.