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Requests for registration[edit]

Please read the guide on the main page before requesting permission. In applying for AWB access, you indicate that you will abide by its terms.

Also, this page is for requesting AWB Access for this wiki (English Wikipedia) only. Other projects have their own check pages and you should ask administrators there to add you.

Please add your name to the bottom of the appropriate list (user or bot) on this page below using *{{AWBUser|your username}} ~~~~~. Enter your user name exactly as the software displays it, for example in the 'Basic information' section of your preferences. Do not use underscores instead of spaces or change the case of the first letter. Note that all usernames begin with an uppercase letter or a symbol.

If the list contains undecided entries that are over 48 hours old, please change {{noadminbacklog}} to {{adminbacklog}} at the top of this page.

Note that users with under 500 mainspace non-automated edits are rarely approved. You can check your contributions in each namespace at Tool Labs. You only need to give a reason for wanting AWB access if you have fewer than 500 mainspace non-automated edits. Administrators are automatically approved and do not need to list themselves.

If approved, your name will be added to the CheckPage. If you will make many or fast automated edits using AWB, you may wish to use a separate (or bot) account for the purpose.


  • vdhillon (talkcontribscounttotallogspage movesblock logemail) Would love to have access to this tool. It would make my tasks, patrols, and edits much less repetitive. — Preceding undated comment added 23:02, 18 October 2014
    X mark.svg Not done — Considering this is just copying the rationale below, verbatim, and your relative inexperience with various portions of the site and community (as evidenced by recent discussions on your talk page, your relatively low number of edits, and the way you submitted this request in contrast to the instructions for doing so at the top of this page, to name a few), I wouldn't feel comfortable granting this currently. --slakrtalk / 09:35, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oshwah (talkcontribscounttotallogspage movesblock logemail) Would love to have access to this tool. It would make my tasks, patrols, and edits much less repetitive. 08:51, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Hi, Graeme Bartlett. You may see that I've just returned from a long hiatus from contributing in order to expand my education. I plan to use my experience and what I've learned in order to contribute to the integrity of Wikipedia. I've recently added content here the other day. It's only the first edit of the many others that I will be deploying by the end of the week. I've also just finished writing the final changes to my scripts and will soon begin the official process outlined in WP:BOTPOL to begin properly testing and transitioning the bot I've written to be used. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. I'll be more than happy to discuss them. ~Oshwah~ (talk) (contribs) 07:25, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  • I am waiting to see the contributions to be made by the end of the week. I have never heard this process called "deploy" before, it sounds more like you are going to deploy a bot! Graeme Bartlett (talk) 22:30, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
@Graeme Bartlett:, do you want to action this request? — xaosflux Talk 11:51, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
I have only seen one big edit near the end of the week, so at this point I cannot see much writing from the AWB candidate at all. The users edits are positive, but not related much to expansion or copyediting. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:55, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Good morning! I'm sorry for taking so long to follow-up on this request. I've been extremely busy with work and it's been difficult to find time to sit down and make the article edits and contributions that I've been wanting to make. However, I've been reading through the software's source code and your use of C# to design the UI and perform AWB tasks. The software code and the program's functionality are mostly what spiked my interest and convinced me to file a request. I completely understand the concerns that were raised and why you guys are very particular with those that you allow access to this program. Just judging by the source code I've read through so far, I know just how easy it is for someone to make numerous and damaging edits, and in a very short period of time. I just wanted to offer my assurance that, if given the 'OK' to use the program, I will respect it's power and potential for abuse and will strictly obey all regulations and proper usage guidelines. If you still feel unsure about granting me access, I completely understand; I can always file another request after I've made some constructive article edits and give you the "proof in the pudding". The weekend is near, and I hope to spend it writing some articles. In the meantime, I leave the decision to your fair and honest judgment. Thanks again for the feedback and the consideration. ~Oshwah~ (talk) (contribs) 10:14, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
A WP:ANRFC has been requested on this. — xaosflux Talk 12:08, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Please come back after you've addressed some of Graeme Bartlett's concerns. Thank you. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 15:19, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Can you please be a bit more specific about what you want to do with AWB? Graeme Bartlett (talk) 21:00, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Fixing up categories and tags, cleaning up spelling. Juno (talk) 01:10, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
I readded my request after it was archived. My apologies if that was the incorrect course. Juno (talk) 09:17, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
That was correct. Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I notice that you have recently edited several pages that may be subject to controversy. AWB is only to be used in a completely non-controversial manner, as its effects can be widespread. If you would please verify that you intend to use AWB in a non-controversial manner, I believe I can approve your request. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 15:47, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
I think that my contributions on articles that may be subject to controversy have been courteous and talk page-focused. Most importantly with regard to AWB, I have been entrusted with Rollback since since August, and I have never used that for any controversial or contentious end and only intend to use AWB for tasks that are whole undisputed. Juno (talk) 21:35, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done – Philosopher Let us reason together. 18:05, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
  • TheEpTic (talkcontribscounttotallogspage movesblock logemail) 20:43, 28 September 2014 (UTC) - I wish to use AWB to automate my tasks as a Wikipedia vandalism patroller, allowing me to fight vandalism easier and quicker. :)
    TheEpTic (not a not-done just curious) There has been an uptick in this request type recently - of all of the automation tools, I never really considered AWB an anti-vandalism tool like Huggle or STK; how are you going to make use of it for this type of activity? — xaosflux Talk 12:13, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
    Xaosflux, I wish to find vandalism easier by making automatic tasks that will find key words, such as a profanity. I will then manually check it over and I'll go from there on. That's just an example of one of the things I could possibly use it for with anti-vandalism. I'm sure there are many other things one could do with it. TheEpTic (talk) 12:18, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
    This is a very very bad way to find vandalism; Several articles include profanity anyway. Additionally, searching all our pages would 1. take ages and 2. use a lot of resources (unless you use a data dump). Can I suggest huggle or STiki instead? --Mdann52talk to me! 05:11, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
    Vandalism isn't just the only thing I wish to use it for. I'll also be using it for article cleaning such as dates and typo fixing. I already use Huggle for vandalism. TheEpTic (talk) 08:59, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
  • ChamithN (talkcontribscounttotallogspage movesblock logemail)-I would love to do clean-up,and other fixes using this tool because it is much easier to use a semi-automated tool rather than doing it yourself.I think I can prevent lots of mistakes if I used a semi-automated tool like AWB.Also I've been reverting vandalism/patrolling pages using Twinkle.With over 500 mainspace edits,I think I meet the requirements.

(Non-administrator observation):Symbol declined.svg No action- I've been wondering why my request didn't receive any replies,comments while other request posted after me got their answers.--Chamith (talk) 16:55, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi, the later requests were simpler to evaluate, and I am busy working on User:Graeme Bartlett/zirconium nitrate. You can also see that Oshwah has been ignored for a few weeks, and he has asked other admins to help out, but no one else has. Even our regular archiving clerks have been taking a break here. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 09:52, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
I would like to use AWB to make repetitive tasks easier and simpler.
X mark.svg Not done You do not meet the required contributions limit or have expressed a special exception. — xaosflux Talk 23:56, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Before granting AWB access to you, I would like you to read and understand MOS:Heading (just the one section). Let me know when you are ready to proceed. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:45, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your kindness, I studied it.Salman mahdi (talk) 07:55, 29 October 2014 (UTC)


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