Meta:Bots
The following is a proposed Wikimedia Meta-Wiki policy. The proposal is in the process of gathering consensus for adoption (which is not determined by counting votes) at its discussion page.
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This page provides information on bots and how they should behave on Meta-Wiki. This wiki is part of the global Bot policy which is also policy for Meta-Wiki, please see there for further requirements regarding bot use on this project.
Bots are automated or semi-automated processes that edit pages with reduced or no direct human supervision. Because bots may potentially strain server resources or accidentally disrupt the project, bots must follow the policy and guidelines outlined in the standard bot policy, which is also the bot policy for Meta-Wiki. The policy outlines how bots may be used on applicable projects; bots which do not follow the policy may be blocked immediately until the operator has resolved any issues or non-compliance.
Local policy
Main article: Bot policy
Account name and identification
Malfunctioning
Bot accounts malfunctioning may be blocked by any administrator to prevent further damage to the project. Administrators are advised to turn off autoblocks when blocking legitimate bot accounts to avoid those running from shared platforms (such as Wikimedia Cloud Services) be blocked as well.
Unapproved bots or tasks
Administrators may block bot accounts performing edits or tasks for which approval has not been granted either by policy or community consensus.
Standard bot policy notice
This wiki uses the standard bot policy, and allows global bots and automatic approval of certain types of bots. Requests for bot flags should be made on Meta:Requests for adminship#Requests for bot flags, providing information about the bot account, the bot owner, and the intended tasks for which approval is being sought.
Removal
See also: Meta:Bot inactivity policy
Removal of bot status can take place:
Last edited on 1 October 2021, at 19:39
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