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MakeBot is an extension which allows bureaucrats to grant and revoke bot status from user accounts. It was written by Rob Church for use on Wikimedia wikis, and was taken live on 22nd April 2006. It was replaced with core functionality in Special:UserRights.
- Select User
- Enter a username in the field indicated and click Go
- Grant Bot Status
- Enter a comment and click the Grant button
- Revoke Bot Status
- Enter a comment and click the Revoke button
Bot flags cannot be placed on accounts that have sysop or bureaucrat flags already set.
A log of all bot status changes is maintained at Special:Log/makebot.
Licensing and downloads
The extension is available under the GNU General Public Licence 2.0 or later, and can be from SVN downloaded from Subversion, or accessed via the web-based viewer.
The software is provided as-is. Updates will be made according to the needs of Wikimedia wikis; or where critical vulnerabilities are discovered.