Forum:Request for bot flag on Sir KITT

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This thread was archived on 12 May 2021 by Cqm.

I, Sir Veylantz, am requesting a bot flag for the account Sir KITT. I've started performing a lot of scripted edits for the various video pages, and was recommended to set up a bot account with a bot flag to better help with this. I've set up Sir KITT as said bot account and will be moving all scripted edits through it. A recent example of large volume scripted editing was that I added the duration field to all the video pages' infobox (example diff).

The next planned usage of scripted edits will be for adding transcripts to the video pages. I've already discussed with BlackHawk about different ways we can obtain transcripts, such as with the automatic and manually transcribed captions. We're looking at adding these in for every video page whose YouTube video has captions of some sort supported. This will be a scripted process, and may involve 1000+ edits (there are almost 1000 video pages).

I recently requested for AWB permissions using RuneScape:Requests for permissions, but realized that was the wrong location as this bot will not be using AWB. I have since withdrawn that request.  Proselyte sallet.png Sir Veylantz Message (Fireplace).png  02:02, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Closed - I've gone ahead and given a bot flag without community consensus as I feel the difference between requesting a bot flag for AWB vs custom scripts is semantic and not worth a full blown discussion. For the record, we traditionally use forums to discuss long running, repetitive bot operations, e.g. GE updaters, VE edit fixing, etc. but such a bot has not been proposed in many years. As a finite set of tasks, this is not within the same category as those bots. cqm talk 13:46, 12 May 2021 (UTC)