On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 11:50 PM, Yaroslav M. Blanter <putevod(a)mccme.ru> wrote:
We do have a bot policy:
It is implemented in all small wikipedias I am active. Bot owners (in
theory) leave a request at a special bot page, if there are no objections
within a reasonable time (a week or so), the steward grants the bot
status. Once I had to report on meta and actually ask stewards to grant
the bot flag for some of the old requests on os.wp.
You may be sure the small wikis suffer much more when a bot can not get
the status since the list of recent changes becomes unusable - this is for
instance what is right now happening with the newly created wikis.
This is one of the most problematic issues: Asking for bot flag on
~250 projects is really painful. There should be one place for asking
the bot flag for interwiki bots.