Commons:Bots/Requests/de-flag 5

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De-flag

Following the first, second, third and fourth bot de-flagging run, User:~riley has performed an analysis of bot activity, and provided a list of bots without edits/actions in the last 2 years.

While we do not have a local bot de-flagging policy as of yet, this follows the precedent set in the first four deflagging runs, where we tentatively agreed to remove bot flags from accounts unused for a period as significant as two years.

As is the case with inactivity run for sysops, each and every owner of this request will be informed by posting a message on their talk page and sending them an e-mail.

To do

  • Create list & start request: ✓ Done
  • Notify users via talk: ✓ Done
  • Notify operators via mail: ✓ Done
    Accounts with E-Mail function disabled: User:BokicaK, User:Jonasoberg and User:Pompidom.
  • Deflag accounts:

Affected bots

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

Username Owner Last edit Current status
Ahechtbot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Ahecht 2016-03-02  User requests that flag should be kept
Highway Route Marker Bot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Svgalbertian 2016-02-28  User requests that flag should be kept
McPot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:McZusatz 2015-12-15 ✓ Owner agrees to remove flag
PomologicalBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:ParkerHiggins 2015-11-11 ✓ Removed
DenkmalBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Cirdan 2015-10-01 ✓ Removed
WLMUploadVorlageBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Gabriel Birke (WMDE) 2015-09-30 ✓ Removed
Autobot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:BokicaK 2015-07-30 ✓ Removed
MGA73bot2 (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:MGA73 2015-07-28 ✓ Owner agrees to remove flag
Averaterbot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Averater 2015-07-06 ✓ Removed
SamoaBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Ricordisamoa 2015-06-29 ✓ Owner agrees to remove flag
NasaEolBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Pouyana 2015-06-24 ✓ Removed
Neuchâtel Herbarium (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Chandres 2015-06-21 ✓ Owner agrees to remove flag
CategorizationBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Multichill 2015-06-17 ✓ Owner agrees to remove flag
JoRobot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Joancreus 2015-06-05 ✓ Removed
BursztaBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Yarl 2015-06-01 ✓ Removed
HuskyBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Husky 2015-05-04 ✓ Removed
Slick-o-bot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Slick 2015-04-19  User requests that flag should be kept
Lucia Bot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Beria 2015-02-03 ✓ Owner agrees to remove flag
CommonsDelinkerHelper (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Bryan 2015-01-19 ✓ Removed
Hebbot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Heb 2014-11-17 ✓ Removed
Cropbot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Luxo 2014-11-06 ✓ Removed
HypercubeBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:InverseHypercube 2014-10-29 ✓ Removed
ContinuityBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Piandcompany 2014-10-24 ✓ Removed
JarektUploadBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Jarekt 2014-10-11 ✓ Removed
AlexrkBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Alexrk2 2014-09-27 ✓ Removed
CommonsHasher (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Jonasoberg 2014-09-19 ✓ Removed
Robbot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Andre Engels 2014-08-31 ✓ Removed
555.bot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:555 2014-08-27 ✓ Removed
RLutsBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:RLuts 2014-06-26 ✓ Removed
InkoBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Inkowik 2014-06-17 ✓ Removed
UN OCHA maps bot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Jeremyb 2014-05-08 ✓ Owner agrees to remove flag
Rotatebot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Luxo 2014-05-05 ✓ Removed
Pompidombot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Pompidom 2014-05-03 ✓ Removed
WLEbot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Lou.gruber 2014-04-29 ✓ Owner agrees to remove flag
RobotMichiel1972 (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Michiel1972 2014-04-14 ✓ Removed
DrTrigonBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:DrTrigon 2014-04-10 ✓ Removed
MiszaBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Misza13 2014-04-08 ✓ Removed
OverBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:McZusatz 2014-04-01 ✓ Owner agrees to remove flag
MSCBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Prolineserver 2014-02-04 ✓ Removed
GerWsUpload (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Joergens.mi 2013-12-17  User requests that flag should be kept
WillieBot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:Mono 2013-10-26 ✓ Removed
SLQbot (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:John Vandenberg 2013-09-18 ✓ Owner agrees to remove flag
O (bot) (talk · contributions · user rights management) User:O 2013-08-16 ✓ Removed

Discussion

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: Fifth de-flag discussion opened as of 22:19, 2 March 2018 (UTC). ~riley (talk) 22:19, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: All users notified via User:MediaWiki message delivery. ~riley (talk) 22:39, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: All users notified via email aside from those aforementioned that do not have a valid email address listed on their account. ~riley (talk) 22:55, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

  • You can go ahead and deflag my bot (Lucia Bot). She was a interwiki bot and also used for POTY, but both tasks are now obsolete. Béria L. Rodríguez msg 23:09, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
    Noted, thank you. ~riley (talk) 02:01, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Please dont remove the flag from Slick-o-bot. Yes I know it was inactive a long time, but currently I am busy. But I am like to resume my work if I can and dislike to reopen a bot request and do a long explaination what I am like to do with it. If no disturb, please dont de-flag it. I see no disadvantages to let it flaged and there is a strong passphrase. --Slick (talk) 07:59, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
    Noted, thank you. ~riley (talk) 02:01, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
  • No problem for Neuchatel Herbarium, I do not know when it will became active again.--Chandres (talk) 10:13, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
  • @Chandres: To confirm, there is no problem with removing the right? Just want to be sure there is no misinterpretation. ~riley (talk) 10:19, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
    Yes that's right you can deflag, if needed in the future I will ask again the flag. --Chandres (talk) 10:21, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
    Noted, thank you. ~riley (talk) 02:01, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
  • user:CategorizationBot is a shared account that used to categorize files here on Commons. I have no plans to revive it and I'm not aware of any other people working on this. Just deflag it. Multichill (talk) 16:10, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
    Noted, thank you. ~riley (talk) 02:01, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Please do not de-list User:Highway Route Marker Bot. The bot is not currently running requests, but it's code is used in other bots like User:HWY Shield Bot, and still hosts the request queue at User:Highway Route Marker Bot/Requests. I would like to keep the bot active so I can use it to test improved versions of the code, as well as run my own tasks from time to time. --Svgalbertian (talk) 23:29, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
    Noted, thank you. ~riley (talk) 02:01, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Go ahead and deflag my bot MGA73bot2 --MGA73 (talk) 15:20, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Noted, thank you. ~riley (talk) 19:39, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment As a simple housekeeping measure, it is quite reasonable. However, the removal of the flag might discourage some operators from doing casual bot work just to avoid going through the process of requesting the flag back. Please note I'm not opposing deflag. --Ricordisamoa 09:10, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
  • To be considered active, your bot needs to make 1 edit or logged action within 730 days. If an operator wishes to maintain their bot status while it is inactive, a single edit here sufficies. I see where you're coming from, but when you really think about it, there is no valid reason for this process to be discouraging aside from the fact it highlights someone's inactivity. To get to the point of this discussion, are you requesting your bot maintain it's flag? ~riley (talk) 09:15, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm sorry I wasn't clear enough. I am not requesting that SamoaBot retain its flag. I am willing to abide by the informal but rightful deflagging policy. --Ricordisamoa 15:40, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your feedback, your confirmation has been noted above. ~riley (talk) 02:19, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Noted, thank you. ~riley (talk) 02:42, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Please deflag my bots. I will reapply, when needed. --McZusatz (talk) 20:00, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Noted, thank you. ~riley (talk) 01:02, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
  • I was planning to kick off Ahechtbot for another check of the date templates at some point in the near future, so please don't deflag. Thanks. --Ahecht (TALK
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  • You are welcome to deflag SQLbot at the moment. I expect it will be a while before I get back to this, and can re-apply when it is ready to roll again. John Vandenberg (chat) 04:25, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Following previous de-flag runs, bot flags have been removed for bots the operators didn't react. Flags can be requested back at any time. --Krd 06:26, 30 March 2018 (UTC)