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What is this page?

This page allows users to request permission to use the AutoWikiBrowser tool on Wikinews. Any Wikinews administrator can add your name to the list of approved users, and each administrator may have different criteria for approval. If you are an administrator and are just using AWB for the first time, you do not need to go through the approval process listed on this page. The reason that users need to request approval is to limit the amount of damage which could be done through malicious use of the tool.

General Criteria

Generally, when administrators judge a user's performance before adding them to the list of approved users, they look for the following things:

  • At least 250 edits in the main namespace
  • No major disputes with other users on Wikinews
  • At least 3 weeks of activity

This is not a minimum criteria. Administrators may make decisions on their own using their judgment.

Current Requests

The users listed below are seeking approval to use AutoWikiBrowser. All admins are allowed by rule, and any user can be added by any admin. When seeking approval here, it is recommended to provide information about your edits, articles you have started, and information about any disputes you have been in. If you are requesting access for a bot, please provide reasons that the bot needs to use AWB.
Administrators, use {{Done}} or {{Not done}} when approving or denying requests.



Can the action be performed using using PWB?
•–• 11:14, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

I have no knowledge on how to use PWB. Alternatively, you can replace them instead. --Minorax (talk) 11:41, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
Do we have a number for how many templates will be changed?
•–• 11:47, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
Ah, my bad. Less than 20, so I'll just do this manually. --Minorax (talk) 12:51, 19 March 2021 (UTC)
To the best of my knowledge, this is done.
•–• 13:38, 19 March 2021 (UTC)