Dario Taraborelli, 18/01/2014 00:27:
I call a “registered bot" a registered user of a
given project who is member of user_groups.ug_group = "bot".
Ok. Standard terminology for that is "flagged bot".
We’re currently working on evaluating different
methods for bot categorization, both historically and across projects, as part of an
effort to standardize key participation metrics. We’re also considering the possibility of
a dedicated bot group purely for analytics purposes, i.e. not associated with any
permission . We’ll post the results of the analysis on Meta and we will solicit
feedback from people on this list on the merits of different proposals/definitions.
I commented there.