Wikipedia:Bots

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Robots, so-called bots, are scripts that are run on Wikipedia to perform routine maintenance. Most robots add or update interwiki links (links to parallel articles in other languages), but they can also do other work like moving or removing categories, checking the validity of external links, and so on.

Bot status policy on the SiSwati Wikipedia[hlela | edit source]

Bot status, which makes a robot invisible in the Recent changes list, may be switched on by stewards resp. bureaucrats after the robot has been approved by the community.

In order to obtain bot status you should mention the kind of activity you are planning to do on this wiki, and in particular, for interwiki bots mention if you are running the pywikipediabot script and whether you constantly update it with SVN. For other types of bots you must explain what it does, run some test edits to illustrate it.

The approval for bot status is obtained after one week if you get at least 75% of approval votes or no reject votes at all: In other cases, an administrator should establish the conclusion of the vote. Once the requirements are fulfilled, you can request bot status at the meta site.

Global bots[hlela | edit source]

Global bots have access on the SiSwati Wikipedia. According to the standard bot policy, global bots must meet the following requirements:
  • the bot must only maintain interlanguage links or fix double-redirects;
  • the bot must already be active on several wikis, with long-term contributions to back up its trustworthiness.
Global bot access can be requested on m:Steward requests/Bot status.

Note that the Standard bot policy is not implemented here, only global bots are allowed, otherwise the above policy is applied.

Current requests[hlela | edit source]

see /Requests.

Lists[hlela | edit source]