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Sep 21User:EmausBot for bot statusfailed
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User:EmausBot for bot status

Nomination: I hereby request the Bot flag for User:EmausBot for the following purposes:

Fixing double and broken redirects

Bot uses standard script redirect.py and works on many projects. --Emaus (talk) 22:51, 7 September 2018 (UTC)


  • Vote starts: 22:51, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Vote ends: 23:59, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Vote created: Emaus (talk) 22:51, 7 September 2018 (UTC)



  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support although it seems somewhat pointless since we have very few broken or double redirects (66 and 10 at the time of this vote). DTLHS (talk) 23:38, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support, now that my concerns have been met. I agree with DTLHS, but if it really is true that nobody else wants to do it, we should let this bot operate. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 18:02, 14 September 2018 (UTC)


Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. Creating this vote was Emaus's first edit here; I would like some reason to trust a bot operator first. Also, we have multiple bots that remove double redirects; I will not support adding another one unless presented with evidence that those bots are not being run any more. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 01:04, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Hello! My bot has global bot flag and processes redirects on many projects. As I see, now there is only bot that processes double redirects on Wiktionary. And broken redirects are not maintained at least a half of year (for example, see Appendix:Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian/asu). --Emaus (talk) 23:23, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
@Emaus, thanks for replying. That's a helpful start. Could you please do a test run (~20 edits)? I've looked at your bot's account on other wikis, so if the edits here are fine, I will switch my vote to support. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 23:31, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. --Emaus (talk) 13:26, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
"Also, we have multiple bots that remove double redirects" Such as? DTLHS (talk) 23:34, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
Well, User:タチコマ robot for one, and another bot that is long inactive. I also thought that you were checking for double redirects every so often! —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 23:45, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
Doesn't User:JackBot fix them too? Per utramque cavernam 08:29, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
  1. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Metaknowledge. --SanctMinimalicen (talk) 23:11, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
  2. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as above SemperBlotto (talk) 18:12, 14 September 2018 (UTC)



  • failed --XY3999 (talk) 13:50, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Huh? Does this user have any authority?? I doubt it. DonnanZ (talk) 22:58, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
    Well, he's been an admin many more times than you have. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 23:03, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
Which is nil. Surprise, surprise. DonnanZ (talk) 23:29, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
Then he's been an admin infinitely more times than you have, to be mathematically precise about it. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 04:26, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
The authority lies in the mathematics, Donnanz, not in the user. --WF110 (talk) 08:45, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
Another sock puppet. Then I assume it's de facto, not official. DonnanZ (talk) 09:07, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm the only user allowed to have sockpuppets. --WF110 (talk) 09:39, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
More by default, I suspect. Anyway, I'm not disputing the decision. DonnanZ (talk) 10:48, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

Proposed votes

The following are proposals for new votes, excluding nominations, such that the proposer of the vote prefers that the vote is written collaboratively, or such that the vote appears to require substantial revision. If you have not created a passing vote yet, it is recommended that you use this section and actively solicit feedback by linking to your proposal in discussion; your vote may have a better chance of passing if it is first reviewed.

Votes may linger here indefinitely. If changes in policy make a proposal irrelevant, the voting page will be requested for deletion. On the other hand, you do not have to be the creator to initiate one of the votes below. Place any votes with a live start date in the section above at least a few days before that start date arrives.

Votes intended to be written collaboratively or substantially revised: