Wikinews:Bots/Archive 2

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Millbot's new task

You may see at Template:Exchange rates a list of exchange rates subpages (templates). Program generates exchange rates from one or more (presently, from two) official places. It uses data from European Central Bank and from National Bank of Serbia (only for RSD). --millosh (talk) 01:27, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

So, there are two questions: --millosh (talk) 01:27, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

  1. Does community wants that program to run and to periodically update all templates (let's say once per 6 hours)? --millosh (talk) 01:27, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
  2. If yes, as I know only very basics of economy, please tell me how do you want to look those pages, do you want some more data (if you want, tell me where to find) etc. --millosh (talk) 01:27, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
I'd support having current currency data on the site. Do we have anyone could write a Javascript currency converter that would work from the uploaded data? --Brian McNeil / talk 09:42, 20 December 2007 (UTC)
I could probably do that (in javascript, or just in fancy templates — USD $1000 (hover over)). One thing about this though, is currency's change over time. An article from 2005 might say they spent $1000 CDN which was equivelent to $900 USD then, but now is $1010 USD (I just pulled numbers out of my head there, but you get the point). therfore conversions might be misleading. Bawolff 23:29, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
Perhaps this could be a MW extension, or included in the release version, with "Currency" being a Preference option? Thunderhead - (talk - email - contributions) 03:56, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
What I'd meant with my comment was having a page linked off the main page that listed the exchange rates and had a calculator to work out a conversion at the current rates. I was not talking about something to do the calculation in articles, more something on the site that you could use when calculating these details for in current stories. Of course, for those who stay in the IRC channel #wikinews you can always type "!calc 10000 USD in GBP". --Brian McNeil / talk 14:02, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

ZacharyBot: Moving old comment pages

I've set up ZacharyBot to move the old comment pages (Talk:{{PAGENAME}}/Comments) to the comment namespace. I'll run this tonight (~5:00 UTC) if there are no objections. —Zachary talk 22:06, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

I never ran this. I'll probably do it tonight (Jan 24 ~ 5:00 UTC) —Zachary talk 17:39, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
I ran this on Jan 25 instead. It went through 587 pages starting at 07:22 UTC and ending 10:18 UTC, at a rate of ~ 4 pages/min. The pages moved can be seen here. (Zachary) 20:36, 25 January 2008 (UTC)


Bawolff bot is updating template:Popular articles again, now using domas's stats as a source. Uses a very similiar system to the previous system, just a different data source. I will update its userpage accordingly sometime soonish. Bawolff 00:26, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Can this be modified to exclude the main page, special pages, and portals? --Brian McNeil / talk 09:14, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
I think it is important that this bot also create a list of the five most popular articles in the last hour such that this could be listed on the main page, or included in infoboxes such as {{Wikinews Today infobox}}. --Brian McNeil / talk 10:11, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
See also #Request_flag_for_MelancholieBot. --Melancholie (talk) 00:05, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Request flag for User:Computer

Operator: User:White Cat (Commons:User:White Cat)
Bot name: Computer
Tasks: Interwiki linking, double redirect fixing, commons delinking (for cases where commonsdelinker fails)
Bot has a flag on wikimedia (meta,commons) wikipedia (ar, az, de, en, es, et, fr, is, ja, ku, nn, no, ru, sr, tr, uz, simple...) Full list: m:User:White Cat#Bots
-- Cat chi? 21:57, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Support I saw this bot do a run this morning and it seemed to be "doing the right thing" --Brian McNeil / talk 17:45, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
Vote struck, bot has not continued operation to further build trust with edits visible. --Brian McNeil / talk 22:13, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
If I run the bot without a bot flag someone would just block it for it. -- Cat chi? 15:01, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
No, the bot would be allowed to run unless it went out of control. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:51, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
I'd be happy to see this bot given the flag. I've got no doubts that White Cat can be trusted to be responsible based upon his experience elsewhere. Any bots which run without flags risk getting blocked if they edit at too high a rate. Adambro - (talk) 16:00, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Request flag for User:JAnDbot

Operator: User:JAn Dudík (cs:User:JAn Dudík)
Bot name: JAnDbot
Tasks: Interwiki linking from cs:wikinews using pywikipedia framework.
Bot has a flag on cs:wikinews and on 150+ wikipedias
JAn Dudík (talk) 10:55, 29 May 2008 (UTC)


  • Could you create a userpage for the bot explaining a little bit about what it does please. Adambro (talk) 11:47, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • The bot has been temporarily blocked by Markie after it was observed removing interwiki links. --SVTCobra 12:47, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
    Userpage created, now will not remove non-existing links. JAn Dudík (talk) 13:20, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Userpage does not seem to explain what the bot does. --SVTCobra 13:38, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
  • My block (after Markie's) has expired now. The bot was flooding recent changes and it seems to have been suspended. I'd seen it delete an interwiki prior to Markie blocking it, I did not see that behaviour again. I generally support what the bot appears to be set up to do. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:59, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
    • Userpage does need more details. A quick bullet-point functional spec of what it sets out to do would be ideal. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:00, 4 June 2008 (UTC)


  • tentative Support pending bot userpage update and addition of big red switch (the template to block). --Brian McNeil / talk 09:01, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose until it can be confirmed that this bot will stop removing valid interwiki links. Anonymous101 :) 19:10, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
Can you provide an example where this bot removed a valid link. It is best to document such allegations. --SVTCobra 23:26, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews Importer bot

To set up a mobile phone version of wikinews (similar to ) We need a version of the main page that has no DPL's or templates. I believe using the wikinews importer bot (its the bot that syndicates our headlines to certain places on wikipedia) to copy out a DPL of latest published to a specific page (probably Main Page/Simple Main Page/mobile, or portal:Mobile). Please see also WN:WC#Wikinews_wap_.28mobile_phone.29_portal, old archived discussion on wc and bugzilla:14755. bot specifics (note: this is off the top of my head. i think its right, but remember its me saying it, so if anything is incorrect its my fault).

Bawolff 20:40, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Are there any statistics for the use of Wikipedia both the normal format and the mobile format, assessed from mobile devices? Adambro (talk) 21:03, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
Not publicly available that i am aware of. I could ask around. Bawolff 21:07, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
What I do know is that according to alexa, of all trafic going to, 52% goes to, less then (most likely much less then) 1% goes to the mobile gateway (based on how little it is advertised, that is not suprising.) Bawolff 21:23, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
But no mobile phones have the Alexa toolbar so less those stats exclude access through mobiles. Anonymous101 (talk) 06:44, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
Good point, so we really have no idea. I would still geuss it is much much less then the normal english wikipedia though. Nonetheless I still think its useful especially considering that it really would take very little effort to maintain (bot does everything, we have to do essentially nothing). Bawolff 05:49, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Umm, I'm going to be away from computers for about a month. If this does achieve concensuss, can someone make sure:

So that we can get the mobile portal working. Thanks. Bawolff 11:29, 16 July 2008 (UTC)



Request flag for User:KalspringBot

Operator: User:Kalspring
Bot name: KalspringBot
Tasks: Informing users of pages tagged for speedy deletion, removing linkspam, informing users that they have listed spam on pages.
Bot does not appear on any other Wikimedia project, though was tested on another non-Wikimedia wiki (private testing one). --Kalspring (talk) 13:48, 12 August 2008 (UTC)


  • The bot is fixed for now. However, it can run as a sysop/bot combination too, actually deleting pages if need be. The bot works similar to w:User:RedirectCleanupBot although it doesn't clean up redirects. I've done a few tests at the private wiki, and the problems are ironed out now, so it should work properly on here. --Kalspring (talk) 13:29, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
  • I would like to see a description of how it makes its determinations. What critera is being used? Since the last run of this bot was faulty, could you make a very limited run, so we can see what it does, before granting a flag? Permitting it to delete pages seems dangerous since we do not know what it looks for (and it would need admin status). --SVTCobra 23:16, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Kalspring, the bot operator has been indefinitely blocked by me for vandalism (possible compromised account). ~�Anonymous101talk


  • Comment - Bot tagged an article as patent nonsense that was clearly not "patent nonsense". (See the next diff [1])Cirt (talk) 20:46, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment I'm somewhat unsure why these discussions about bots have turned into votes. There is clearly a problem with the bot as Cirt notes, when this is addressed then another test run can be conducted and we can discuss this further. Obviously a bureaucrat isn't going to grant a bot flag until this problem is addressed so any "oppose" votes are unnecessary. Adambro (talk) 20:59, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
    • Good point, changed it to a comment. Cirt (talk) 21:17, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
The sections about listing bots, discussing new bots, and seeking approval for bot-flags seem to have become overlapping. IMO bot-flags should be voted on. This page needs some housekeeping. --SVTCobra 22:27, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
I had meant good point about the particular problem which could be resolved, not that we should not have a voting system which is certainly appropriate. I agree this page needs housekeeping/cleanup, there is lots of old stuff here that could be cleared away and/or acted upon. Cirt (talk) 22:31, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
  • OK, any further comments?? --Kalspring (talk) 10:26, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
see above in the Comments section --SVTCobra 00:01, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose IRC serves notification purpose, apparently abandoned concept anyway. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:40, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
Not done - After a month of no further discussion, I am closing this request. It may be reopened in the future. --Skenmy talk 11:38, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Request flag for MelancholieBot

Hereby, I request a bot flag for my bot. Rewrite and strip down of my existing scripts is finished; now it updates Template:Popular_articles hourly, thus it should be hidden from RC; furthermore it would be handy if that account would sight automatically (through having bot flag). See also Wikinews:Bots#user:Bawolff_bot and User_talk:Bawolff#Popular_articles --- Best regards, Melancholie (talk) 23:11, 9 August 2008 (UTC)


Current configuration: Only published/breaking news linked on Main_Page; redirects are summed up. --Melancholie (talk) 00:07, 21 August 2008 (UTC)


  • Support support, support, support. :) Awesome work, thank you for doing this. Cirt (talk) 23:16, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Great bot, no problems so far, and a needed task. Similair to existing approved bot, so task should be fine. TheFearow (userpage) 05:29, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Doesn't seem to be causing any problems. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 05:40, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support yay! --Skenmy talk 11:25, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. preferred if scripts controlling bot were publically available. Bawolff 19:11, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Support seems to be doing the job on an hourly basis. Has anyone checked if the stats are accurate? --SVTCobra 13:43, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
I compared them against the stats published by domas a while back (of which the stats are taken from), and they are consistant. Domas stats are from the squid logs (I believe) and should be accurate, but i have no way of verifying them. In addition they record all hits, including web spiders, bots, etc, so one hit does not equal one real page view (and one person will often generate many hits) A good percentage of the hits are most likely not real people. The stats are also split on redirects (each redirect is counted as a separate page, so people visiting the pages will be split). The hit count should definitly not be relied upon as an absolute number, more as a vague idea for comparing with other pages. It tells us relative popularities, not definitive this many people looked at page x Bawolff 02:45, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes, that's absolutely right! See it as a rather useful gimmick, not a reliable counter (no single visit(or) counter out there is 100% reliable ;-) --Melancholie (talk) 18:07, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
Redirects are summed up now! Making top 5 more accurate :-) --- Greetings, Melancholie (talk) 07:48, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose I like seeing this bot's updates. It doesn't flood RC and it is interesting to be reminded it has performed an update. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:50, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
Done - Bot Status Granted --Skenmy talk 16:23, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Request flag bot BOT-Superzerocool

Hi, I'm Superzerocool from es.wikinews (and es.wikipedia). I request a bot flag to BOT-Superzerocool in en.wikinews, to make interwikies autonomous in the three projects that have my bot (es, pt, en?). In es and pt, the bot have bot flag (and sysop flag) to make the changes. In the bot's user page you can see the actual status and where is present. Thanks Superzerocool (sysop at es.wikinews and wikipedia) 04:17, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Support Sounds fine, but you may wish to coordinate with other interwiki bots (we have ~3 now). Note: If you want admin privs here for the bot, you need to do that as a separate request at WN:A. Bawolff 06:19, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment Maybe I'm just missing it, but I don't see any of these interwiki bots linking anything. All the interwiki links to other languages (as far as I see) are made manually. Is something not working or am I blind? --SVTCobra 05:52, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
    • Although such bots edits do not appear on the recent changes unless you specificly enable it, I too notice that I have not seen these bots either (with exception to the calander bot), and i am often reading the irc rc which does include bot edits. Bawolff 20:38, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
I realize that RC hides bot edits (at least flagged ones). I am basing this on actually looking at the articles and the "in other languages" and where those links come from. They seem to be manually done. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that news headlines are far longer and aren't easily translated as the typical one-word encyclopedia article. --SVTCobra 01:15, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
I think these bots just make sure that the interwiki links match (so if an article has an interwiki to fr, and the fr has one to spanish, it'd make sure each article links to all of them), so length shouldn't really matter.
  • CommentAccording to bot stats, this was a very active bot in november (last time those stats were updated), so it actually does do stuff. Bawolff 06:25, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment I still make some test over en.wn. BOT-Superzerocool 14:51, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
    • this wikis have many articles to interwikis update :S... I starting from pt / es and this wiki have many articles locked (obvious, because policy) but they doesn't updated interwikis... :S BOT-Superzerocool 15:47, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Support I have observed some of BOT-Superzerocool's linking and it seems to be functioning as described, adding links to equivalent (Spanish) and Portugese articles. Keep in mind, I don't know much about bots. All I know is this one made a mess of my "watch list" because it doesn't have a flag. --SVTCobra 02:08, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Support same as FWN. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 09:58, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
    • And the bot, has the flag or not?
  • Bot flag granted --Cspurrier - (talk) 19:24, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose Perhaps too late but this bot is removing valid interwiki links like because there was a simple accent missing. It needs to be modified to correct the accents and not break the links. For the example I am talking about, see history of article Íngrid Betancourt and others rescued, says Colombia. --SVTCobra 02:10, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
What I am talking about is best illustrated with this diff. Cheers, --SVTCobra 02:19, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose No interwiki bots until one comprehensive bot is implemented. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:43, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Tentative Oppose at least until the accent issue is resolved. Durova (talk) 00:36, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Request bot flag for Alexbot

Alexbot is a cross-language and cross-project pywikipedia bot script by Alex S.H. Lin.It will run interwiki and double redirect fix script.These two works will not run in the same time.This is the first bot request in Wikinews project, by now I got zh and ja bot account, but no flag yet. I will make account in other wikinews projects, request bot flag and run these scripts.--Alex S.H. Lin 12:49, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Pleas be specific about how your bot is special. It looks like there is an interwiki bot above, and Zacharybot seems to do double redirects. You say cross-project but I don't see anything in your list that is cross-project, only cross-language, so what exactly cross-project would it do? Bawolff 02:34, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
I'm developing cross-project script now.(planning page)I will test this script in zhwikinews and zhwikipedia.By now,it will run interwiki, from zh or ja(I have jawikinews bot flag)--Alex S.H. Lin 17:00, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

I request the bot flag for Alexbot:

Programming Language:Pywikipedia SVN
Functions:Interwiki(+autonomous) and double redirect fix
Other languages:zh, ja.

--Alex S.H. Lin 19:16, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Support Alexbot has benefited jawikinews for half a year. The project and the operator has a good relation: addressed problems were fixed immediately. Hope enwikinews benefits from this service too. --Aphaia - (talk) 03:06, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Bot flag granted --Cspurrier - (talk) 19:24, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
  • No {{botblock}} template, flagged a userpage for speedy deletion, double redirects now handled by MediaWiki, general opposition to interwiki bots that are not comprehensive in their coverage. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:46, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Request flag for User:JAnDbot

Operator: User:JAn Dudík (cs:w:User:JAn Dudík)
Bot name: JAnDbot
Tasks: Interwiki linking using pywikipedia.
Bot: global bot
Bot is working aproximately once per month from cs.wikinews doing interwiki on articles and categories. Now I know, I could not remove links to non existing categories, which was problem with my first request.
JAn Dudík (talk) 13:53, 23 December 2008 (UTC)



  • Support Although I don't like the idea of having multiple bots to do a single task (interwiki), it does not appear we'll have a single bot to do it anytime soon. And we've certainly made you go through all the hoops ;). Bawolff 21:54, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Support per Bawolff (talk · contribs). Cirt (talk) 23:45, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Support no issues here. --Skenmy talk 18:56, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Bot does not have the BotBlock template on userpage. Withdrawing vote until this is rectified. --Skenmy talk 18:59, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
I went ahead and added the template. ♪ Tempodivalse ♪ 19:01, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
...fair enough! Support --Skenmy talk 19:04, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Done - Bot flag Granted. Bot requires a second RFP for Editor status in order to easily edit mainspace pages. --Skenmy talk 19:05, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

I went ahead and gave the bot editor status. Now that it's been approved, there really isn't much point in going through WN:FR/RFP. ♪ Tempodivalse ♪ 19:11, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Reverted - URM Comment pasted: Bot was granted Bot flag, not editor flag. Unless I am mistaken, there is no policy that states bots get automatic editor rights, and humans have to go through the RFP process, so why not robots? --Skenmy talk 19:13, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Oops, my apologies. I wasn't aware of that. I'd better read up on policy. Sorry, ♪ Tempodivalse ♪ 19:15, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
No worries! --Skenmy talk 19:17, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Well, since we're going to go through with the RFP, I went ahead and nominated it at: WN:FR/RFP. Input is welcome. ♪ Tempodivalse ♪ 19:20, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Request flag for User:XeBot

Operator: User:Orango
Bot name: XeBot
Tasks: Pywikipedia Framework (
Bot: ar, fr.
I need a flag for my bot for working in interwiki links --Orango (talk) 14:23, 28 March 2009 (UTC)



Request flag for User:VolkovBot

Hi! This interwiki bot owned by w:ru:User:Volkov has a global bot flag and is active on many wikimedia projects. Please grant a bot flag locally to avoid flooding recent changes. In case of any issue the bot owner can be reached at Russian wikipedia. Thanks. --Volkov (talk) 00:00, 9 April 2009 (UTC)



  • Support Bot seems to be working well, from what I can see from edits on the Russian Wikipedia. No objections. tempodivalse 02:49, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Request flag for GrondinBot

I request the interwiki bot flag for this bot owned by Grondin who is sysop and bureaucrat in french Wikinews. This bot creates, changes or removes interwiki links. It uses pywikipedia features. --Bertrand GRONDIN (talk) 13:19, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Operator : Grondin (Grondin, sysop and bureaucrat in french wikinews)
  • Bot name: GrondinBot (Python; Pywikipedia SVN)
  • Tasks: Interwiki linking
  • Bot has bot flag in : pl, it, sv, fr, sr, cs, fi, he, pt, pt wikinews projects.


Some edits in italian wikinews : [2]--Bertrand GRONDIN (talk) 19:21, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

These are the edits in the projects where it's granted :

--Bertrand GRONDIN (talk) 15:55, 19 April 2009 (UTC)



  • Support Bot seems to be working well, from the Italian Wikinews contributions. No objections. tempodivalse 19:26, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Done been over seven days with no objection. Seems to be safe and has been flagged on other projects Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 22:00, 22 April 2009 (UTC)


Operator: Merlissimo

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: The bot replaces urls that have to be changed. This can be only a domain change or a more complex page structure change on a website. Links are dectected with the help of the api (and not with regex) and are only replaced if the webserver of the new url returns a 200-status-response for that new resource. If a page it protected the bot will report it to the talk page.

Automatic or Manually Assisted: supervised (with test run before)

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): when links have to be changed ;-)

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): 4 epm

Programming Language(s): Java (Framework written by myself - long time usage in dewiki with two bots)

Already has a bot flag : dewp, enwp, other

Previous diskussion: Wikinews:Water_cooler/assistance#Replacing dead links?

2nd Task: Sometimes Interwikis on request

Discussion User:MerlLinkBot

How should the bot report links on talk pages. My proposal whould be:

== Reporting dead link == 

* has gone offline. The content in now available at .

~~~ {{subst:LOCALTIME}}, {{subst:LOCALDAY}}. {{subst:LOCALMONTHABBREV}} {{subst:LOCALYEAR}}

At the moment my bot has queued 4 links which should by replaced for this wiki. I'll do a test run when there is consensus about the template to use. Merlissimo (talk) 10:40, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

I added Interwiki as 2nd task, because sometimes i am ask to synchronize some interwikis per human request (done with pywikibediabot). So the tasks the botflag is granted for would be the same tasks on all wm project and i have not to differ ;-). Merlissimo (talk) 11:06, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
Can you give examples of other sites that have undergone similar changes? I think the template is good to go if it gets run through to pick 20 or so articles out the archive where it can help. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:45, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
I have done some few edits with the bot. At the moment my db has only whithouse pages returning 404, but there are many more. There are many 301 responses from whitehouse. Sometimes the redirect is useful, but often it points to a very general page which does not have the same content and so have to be replaced. I am testing my bot a the moment if my scheme to distinguish these cases is correct. So more edits will follow when the replacement module works correct for the 301 cases. Merlissimo (talk) 12:44, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
Ok some more edits done. On some last edits the bot signed multiple times on talk pages. But that is fixed now. There are 73 pages concerned with outdated whithehouse links (=60 still not reported). So there will be a lot of admin work. Merlissimo (talk) 15:01, 21 May 2009 (UTC)


  • Support Seems to work well, and it is useful. No objections. Tempodivalse [talk] 20:23, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Support I feel that giving this bot temporary admin privs (or we could bug the devs to make new user group editprotected) to do its work should be brought up on WN:RFP, as automatic replacement is much more fun than 6 billion edit protected page requests. Bawolff 20:54, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Bot flag granted It's been two and a half months without any objections, and the bot is flagged on other large wikis, so I think this is safe. Tempodivalse [talk] 23:09, 10 August 2009 (UTC)