Meta:Bot inactivity policy
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The following page documents an official Meta-Wiki policy.
This page has been elaborated and approved by the community and its compliance is mandatory for all users. It must not be modified without prior community approval.
It has been suggested that this page be merged with Meta:Bots (discuss).
Policies and guidelinesMeta:Bot inactivity policy
Approved by community consensus on 28 March 2019.
Any bot inactive on Meta will have the bot flag removed.
Removals will be periodically reviewed and processed by bureaucrats. Bots that are deflagged may no longer perform actions at high speeds or without human supervision. To reactivate a bot, a new requests for bot status must be approved to operate again on Meta-Wiki.
Removal criteria
  1. Bots that have made no edits or log actions in the 14 months immediately before the periodic review are subject to deflagging
  2. Operators of inactive bots will be notified on their Meta-Wiki talk pages
  3. Operators will have one week to reply if they wish to keep their bot(s) flagged
  4. The bot flag will be removed from bots where the operator indicates that the access is no longer required
  5. The bot flag will be removed from bots where the operator is unresponsive to the query
Last edited on 10 October 2021, at 06:01
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