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All bots must be approved here to run regardless of if they need a bot flag. Non-approved bots may be blocked at an administrator's discretion. This may be for reasons such as flooding recent changes. The bot flag will not be granted to any bot that does not have the {{botblock}} template on its userpage. A bot's userpage should clearly state the bot's intended purpose, and other relevant details. See also Wikinews:Global Bots.

Bots on Wikinews[edit]

Active bots[edit]

These are bots that have made any page edit or logged action within 30 days:

Inactive bots[edit]

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Discussion about current bots[edit]

General question regarding the 'inactive bots' list above
  • Block, remove bot flag or, ...? --Brian McNeil / talk 08:51, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
  • I'd think, in general when a bot goes inactive for, say, a year, remove the flag. Eventually block; just to name a figure, maybe that's two years? --Pi zero (talk) 14:11, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Would suppose the idea that if inactive for a year, remove the flag. --LauraHale (talk) 06:43, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Discussion about new bots[edit]