Commons:Bots/Requests/de-flag 2

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De-flag

Following the first bot de-flagging run, I researched the activity of all accounts flagged as bots on Commons, and discovered that slightly less than a fifth of them have been inactive for more than two years now.

While we do not have a local bot de-flagging policy as of yet, I believe that we can tentatively agree to remove bot flags from accounts unused for a period as significant as two years.

As is the case with inactivity run for sysops, I will be informing each and every owner of this request by posting a message on their talk page and sending them an e-mail — with the exception of Multichill and Omnedon who requested that flags be kept for their bots during the first run — asking them to take part in this discussion. In case of lack of response, I'm intending to remove the flags from affected accounts in a month's time, ie. on May 10, 2014. odder (talk) 13:02, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

The following 32 accounts are flagged as bots and have been inactive for more than two years:

Username Owner Last edit Current status
ABFbot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:ABF 2011-03-04 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
Alch Bot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Alchimista 2012-04-02 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
BierBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:ChristianBier 2009-02-06 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
ComboBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Cmapm 2011-11-02 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
CommonsHelper2 Bot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Jan Luca 2011-12-22 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
Crochet.david.bot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Crochet.david 2012-02-16 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
D'ohBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Dnikitin 2011-11-08 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
DavepapeBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Davepape 2011-12-08 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
DerbethBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Derbeth 2011-07-24  User requested that flag be kept
DieBucheBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:DieBuche 2012-02-03 ✓ Owner agreed to remove the flag
DougBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Doug 2011-12-07 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
EuseBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Eusebius 2012-02-16 ✓ Owner agreed to remove the flag
Filbot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Filnik 2011-07-09 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
File Upload Bot (Jarry1250) (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Jarry1250 2011-12-10 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
File Upload Bot (Omnedon) (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Omnedon 2009-06-05  User requested that flag be kept at first de-flag run
GeoUploadR (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Rillke ✓ Owner agreed to remove the flag (bot work finished)
KamikazeBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Karol007 2012-03-25  User requested that flag be kept
KobacBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Kobac 2012-03-12 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
MagnusA.Bot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:MagnusA 2011-11-19 ✓ Owner agreed to remove the flag
Marnanel bot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Marnanel 2011-01-16 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
MerlBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Merlissimo 2011-10-26 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
MerlLinkBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Merlissimo 2011-09-24 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
MifterBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Mifter 2011-12-30 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
MultichillAWB (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Multichill 2009-09-06  User requested that flag be kept at first de-flag run
Picasa Review Bot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Dcoetzee 2012-03-15 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
Prolinebot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Prolineserver 2011-12-18 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
Quibot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Quibik 2012-01-08 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
Reedy RotateBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Reedy 2011-12-21 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
SKbot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Sergey kudryavtsev 2012-03-22 ✓ Flag removed after lack of reply from owner
SternthalerBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Raymond 2011-11-27 ✓ Owner agreed to remove the flag
Thehelpfulbot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Thehelpfulone 2011-05-05 ✓ Owner agreed to remove the flag
WaldirBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Waldir 2012-01-23 ✓ Owner agreed to remove the flag

Discussion

  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info All bot owners have now been notified about this request through a talk page notification and via e-mail. odder (talk) 13:43, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
  • I apologize for not having done the upload yet, I simply forgot. Please keep GeoUploadR flagged. I cannot promise anything but it's now back on my agenda. -- Rillke(q?) 14:55, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
    • Now, everything that I wanted is up and appears to look good, so please Symbol delete vote.svg remove the bot flag from GeoUploadR. Thank you. -- Rillke(q?) 13:52, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks, for the notification, feel free to remove the flag.--DieBuche (talk) 15:56, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
  • MagnusA agreed to remove the flag from his bot. odder (talk) 16:55, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
  • As for DerbethBot - I would like to keep the bot flag, because I sometimes fix category sorting of a large number of pronunciation files using the bot. --Derbeth talk 17:28, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
  • User:Crochet.david added consent to the table above. Please state the consent down here. The ✓ Done templates above should only be set by bureaucrats when the actual deflagging is has been performed. --Dschwen (talk) 18:42, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Although I don't see the benefit of de-flagging, I don't have any plans for using the bot in the near future, so do as you please. --Waldir talk 19:32, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Currently no tasks planed for SternthalerBot. Feel free to remove the bot flag. Raymond 20:31, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Hi there, thanks for the notification, please feel free to remove the bot flag. Thehelpfulone 21:07, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
  • I think will be reasonable to transfer User:Picasa Review Bot to other owner(s) who will be interested in performing this task. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:09, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
    • Yeah, but we should probably deflag and have the new owner re-request the flag. While the bot code won't change we shuld be certain taht transfer of ownership and maybe operating from a new server does not impact its function. We sould also make sure the new user is well versed in operating the bot. --Dschwen (talk) 14:53, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
  • I would like to keep the bot flag, because I have tasks for KamikazeBot in Category:Wikimedia Polska in the near future. Now, I sometimes fix category sorting. Thanks for the notification. KamikazeBot (talk) 16:59, 7 May 2014 (UTC) Karol007 17:00, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Closure