Wikipedia:Bot Approvals Group
The Bot Approvals Group (or BAG) oversees most areas and processes dealing with bots on Wikipedia. Individual BAG members are tasked to approve or deny the various bot tasks submitted by both new and old bot operators (however, only bureaucrats are technically capable of flagging bots). BAG members (listed below) are also trusted to understand Wikipedia's bot policy, and to offer sound bot-related advice to bot operators, admins, and editors alike. BAG members are often bot operators themselves, but this is not a formal requirement for BAG membership.
The BAG has an official IRC channel on freenode at #wikipedia-BAG. The channel is open to everyone, so feel free to join, ask questions and idle if you wish (BAG members are voiced). BetacommandBot3 also reports a recent changes feed of BRFA-related pages into the channel for your convenience.
Those interested in joining the group should make a nomination and post it to the talk page (with posts to relevant community noticeboards to invite community participation), explaining why they would be a good member of the team and outlining past bot-related experience. After seven days, an uninvolved bureaucrat will close the discussion.
|Anomie||No||Yes||2008-12-16||Around and watching things, but little time for issuing and checking trials and such|
|Madman||No||Yes||2007-07-27||Answering messages on talk page, will take a look at any request if asked|
|Cobi||No||Yes||2007-10-16||Reconfirmed on 2008-04-27.|
|Coren||No||Yes||2007-10-24||Reconfirmed on 2008-04-27.|
|Daniel||No||Yes||2007-08-05||Happy to handle issues when prompted|
|OverlordQ||No||Yes||2008-04-08||Reconfirmed on 2008-05-09|
|Snowolf||No||Yes||2008-02-16||Not very active, but around if needed|
|Werdna||No||Yes||2008-03-18||Reconfirmed on 2008-05-02|
|Xaosflux||No||Yes||2006-07-27||Semi-active, but available for inquiries|
|Xeno||Yes||Yes||2010-04-24||May assist occasionally; other commitments demanding attention|
|Andrevan||Yes||Yes||2007-08-01 (1)||Removed at end of trial period, 17:11, 1 February 2008 (UTC)|
|Δ||No||No||2007-12-26||Prior membership; 2006-09-09 Reconfirmed on 2007-12-26 Removed on 2008-07-02|
|Dreamafter||No||No||2007-11-08 (1)||Removed at end of trial period, 17:11, 1 February 2008 (UTC) / Failed reconfirmation|
|Essjay||No||No||2006-07-06||Resigned 03:31, 2007-03-04 (UTC)|
|Fran Rogers||No||No||2008-05-15||Semi-retired from Wikipedia|
|Freakofnurture||No||No||2006-03-26||Removed due to inactivity|
|Fritzpoll||No||No||2009-01-09||Removed due to inactivity|
|Giggy||No||No||2008-05-20||Resigned, 04:28, 9 January 2009 (UTC)|
|Harej||No||Yes||2010-01-05||Resigned effective 03:58, 18 October 2011 (UTC)|
|Joshbuddy||No||No||2006-07-06||Removed due to inactivity|
|Kingboyk||No||Yes||2006-09-09||Resigned 22:11, 2007-04-22 (UTC)|
|Maelgwn||No||No||2007-11-27 (1)||Removed at end of trial period, 17:11, 1 February 2008 (UTC)|
|Martinp23||No||No||2007-03-24||On a break|
|Ral315||No||No||2007-07-29 (1)||Removed at end of trial period, 17:11, 1 February 2008 (UTC)|
|TheFearow||No||No||2007-07-28 (1)||Removed at end of trial period, 17:11, 1 February 2008 (UTC)|
|X!||Yes||Yes||2008-02-18||Reconfirmed on 2008-05-02|
(1)—Editors who were previously members of the Approvals Group under the "trial" membership phase, but were removed at the conclusion of that system.