I'm just updating one of my extensions for MW 1.18 and one limitation I am
coming across is that it doesn't seem possible for a normal user to mark edits
as 'bot', even when those edits are being performed on the user's behalf in a
As my extension allows normal users to perform large numbers of edits in bulk,
it would be nice if the edits could be marked bot, even when the user
performing them is not considered a bot.
Is there a way to do this when using the API to perform edits within an
extension? Or would it be better to dispense with the API and call the
various functions manually?
I was originally using the FauxRequest class for this, but with 1.18 I had to
change it to DerivativeRequest (in order for it to accept the edit token) if