This page can be used to request AWB access, and a bot flag for the account that will use it if required.


To request AWB, a user must meet the following requirements:

  • Have an account which is at least 30 days old.
  • Have at least 500 edits other than edits in the User and User talk namespaces.

Requests for AWB bot flag

By signing, you acknowledge that holding an account with a bot flag is a level of community trust, and that the flag can be revoked at any time the community finds necessary. Should your account get any additional tools beside the bot flag, you agree to uphold the same standards levied on that particular usergroup. You promise not to violate wiki policy with the bot account. You also forfeit your right to participate in community discussions with the bot account (please use your main account instead). You confirm that you have read the regulations concerning AWB accounts and agree to them. Signing below is an indication that you accept these terms and conditions and would like to request the bot flag.

To request AWB access, place {{AWB|Your username}} under the requests header. To request the bot flag, place {{AWB|Your username|AWB username}} under the requests header. Sysops who want to transfer sysop tools should add |sysop to the third parameter.


I hope to go through the Forum posts and add a historical tag to each and one of them. I had created a mockup Template:Historical. MechQueste 14:30, July 17, 2019 (UTC)

It seems that I was a bit confused. I thought you simply wanted to archive the few forum threads that are still considered active using the traditional archival method. What benefit do you see in adding a template, such as your historical template, to all of the forum threads? --Masuta Who (talk) 02:53, July 18, 2019 (UTC)

What about just adding the |archive=true to the template? MechQueste 18:59, July 18, 2019 (UTC)

Instructions for bureaucrats

  1. Discuss with the user the tasks they intend to perform using AWB
  2. Update the list of AWB accounts, list of hilited bots, and the profile tags pages
  3. Assign the bot right (and any other right) if requested
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