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All rights available on Wikibooks are handled here, including autoreview, reviewer, importer, uploader, administrator (and interface administrator), bureaucrat, CheckUser, pseudo-bot, and bot flags. A nomination must demonstrate how the project will benefit from granting the rights.

To nominate a user (including yourself), add their username to the appropriate section below. Please explain why you feel the nominated user would be a good choice. All registered Wikibookians may comment, and provide arguments in support or opposition. For the bot flag, technical information about the bot may be requested. See the specific requirements for each type of access on their respective pages.
Consensus does not need to be demonstrated —though discussion is welcome— in granting autoreview, reviewer, importer, and uploader flags. Administrators may use their best judgement in granting those. Interface admin was historically part of the administrator tool set and is granted on request to administrators. All other tools require community consensus and can only be granted by bureaucrats. Access to CheckUser is governed by CheckUser policy. After about one week, if there is consensus to grant access, then a bureaucrat will make it so and record the fact here. If not, a bureaucrat may refuse to grant the rights and the request will remain until a consensus is reached.

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Ayutac (discuss · contribs · count · logs · block log · rfp · rights [change]) (Autoreviewer)[edit]

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Texvc2LaTeXBot (discuss · contribs · count · logs · block log · rfp · rights [change]) (bot flag)[edit]

Request for bot permissions

  • Bot name: Texvc2LaTeXBot (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)
  • Bot operator: Salix alba (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)
  • Automatic or manually assisted: automatic but closely monitored
  • Purpose of the bot: to replace deprecated syntax in the LaTex mathematical syntax
  • Edit period(s): A one off run affecting 200 pages.
  • Programming language(s) (and API) used: python/piwikibot
  • Other projects that are already using this bot: enwiki, dewiki many other wiki across the whole of WikiMedia sites.
  • Additional information: All ready running on the English wikipedia at en:User:Texvc2LaTeXBot. Has sucessfully run on many other wikis, the update plan is described in mw:Extension:Math/Roadmap. The bot will apply 10 regexps replacing deprecated syntax inside <math>...</math> tags. The code has been tested to eliminate false positives. The bot is operated by Salix alba on English language wikis and meta:User:Debenben on German and other language wikis.
  • Comment There is no registered user with that name. Before noticing that, I was going to ask how much activity one would expect from such a bot, thus whether it would be better to allow it to run without the bot flag. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 16:18, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
I've now created the account, it seemed to happen automatically. The activity is going to be about 200 edits, with maybe a second run to catch pages we've missed. I'm happy to run with/without the bot flag, but thought it would be better to check. --Texvc2LaTeXBot (discusscontribs) 14:32, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
It's been my understanding that one should get permission before running a bot, regardless of whether one wants the flag for it. Though I don't see that spelled out in policy (WB:Bots), so either I'm overlooking it, or I'm looking in the wrong place, or it's more of a matter of courtesy/etiquette. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 19:26, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
We will want to flag the account so that the edits autoreview. Another 200+ manual reviews will not be welcome. While the policy doesn't spell it out, it is custom and practice here to not allow bot-like processes to be run without discussion due to the additional impact of having flaggedrevisions active here. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 12:14, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
In which case, I do want to request bot permissions. --Salix alba (discusscontribs) 15:47, 14 May 2019 (UTC)