User talk:EdwardsBot/Access list

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It wouldn't be the worst idea in the world if an admin put a note at the top of the page with some short description text. It won't break anything and it would probably help passing users understand the bot a bit better. I'd say to use a template ({{../Header}} or something) but that would allow unprivileged users to gain access to the bot, as the bot looks for any user or user talk page links. Not that I care about who uses the bot, but the page is protected to prevent this and all. --MZMcBride (talk) 14:39, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Access to bot?[edit]

I'd like to be added to the bot's access list if possible (User:EdwardsBot/Access list). I'm hoping to use the bot to deliver the newsletter for WP:FILM. I'll be away for a day or so tomorrow but I could be added in that time I'd be able to sort out the delivery when I get back. Thanks to whoever sees to this. GRAPPLE X 04:14, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Re-adding this on the target page just to see if it draws any extra attention, as the notice on bot's talk page hasn't so far. GRAPPLE X 23:30, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
Have you notified User talk:MZMcBride? --Redrose64 (talk) 22:42, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
He's not an admin but I'll drop a note over there anyway. GRAPPLE X 22:44, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
I know how to stalk a wiki. I saw the request at User talk:EdwardsBot and here. I can't do anything about it. Someone will clear the edit protected requests queue at some point. Or not. Relying on volunteers, sometimes there are lulls (and sometimes there are [is?] lulz). You can try poking WP:AN or something, if you want to. --MZMcBride (talk) 22:46, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
I'll let it sit over the weekend as I'll be busy tomorrow anyway. Thanks for the response. GRAPPLE X 22:49, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
Done I can do it (and I just have) - but I wanted to be sure that MZMcBride was aware and happy: it's in his userspace. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:57, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

HighBeam account signups notification[edit]

{{edit request}} Hi! 400+ people signed-up/opted in for a free HighBeam Research account at WP:HighBeam/Applications. I need to deliver each one instructions on activating their account as well as a {you've got mail} notice that their account activation code has be sent to their email. This would run once between now and April 16th. Can I be added to the list? Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 10:41, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

 Done by TheHelpfulOne. Regards, mabdul 08:19, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Thank you! I will run any questions by you folks. I'm very excited, because you've just saved me hours of tedious manual labor. Cheers! Ocaasi t | c 10:48, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

HighBeam Redux[edit]

There are 175 new account applications for HighBeam accounts. I need to email account activation codes (using User:MadmanBot) and also mass message the Talk pages of those users for two reasons: 1) To remind them to activate their English Wikipedia email in their preferences, including the ability to receive messages; also, to notify them that the accounts have or will soon be sent. Last time I did this I left out a closing >/sup< tag which left subsequent talk page messages in superscript. To avoid that this time, I will test the message manually on my talk page and can submit it for review before running the bot. Discussion of that prior mishap is here: User_talk:EdwardsBot. Since the codes are going to be mailed out in the next day or two, I'd like to use EdwardsBot one time, today or tomorrow. Thanks, Ocaasi t | c 19:04, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Okay, as mentioned before, I don't have any issue with re-adding you to the access list and giving you another shot at this. Regarding the message below, please make sure you add a timestamp to it, when delivering. Some archiving bots require timestamps in threads, so that's an important addition. - Kingpin13 (talk) 20:14, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
Here is the exact text of the message to be sent (except it will be a level-2 header):

Your free 1-year HighBeam Research account is ready[edit]

Good news! You are approved for access to 80 million articles in 6500 publications through HighBeam Research.

  • Codes will be emailed by the end of this week.
  • You must enable your English Wikipedia email through Special:Preferences including checking the box to receive messages from other users.
  • The 1-year, free period begins when you enter the code.
  • To activate your account: 1) Go to
  • If you need assistance, email "help at highbeam dot com", and include "HighBeam/Wikipedia" in the subject line. Or go to WP:HighBeam/Support, or ask User:Ocaasi. Please, per HighBeam's request, do not call the toll-free number for assistance with registration.
  • A quick reminder about using the account: 1) try it out; 2) provide original citation information, in addition to linking to a HighBeam article; 3) avoid bare links to non-free HighBeam pages; 4) note "(subscription required)" in the citation, where appropriate. Examples are at WP:HighBeam/Citations.
  • HighBeam would love to hear feedback at WP:HighBeam/Experiences
  • Show off your HighBeam access by placing {{User:Ocaasi/highbeam_userbox}} on your userpage
  • When the 1-year period is up, check applications page to see if renewal is possible. We hope it will be.

Thanks for helping make Wikipedia better. Enjoy your research! Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 20:25, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


Moved here from User talk:EdwardsBot.

I'll ask here instead of the bot's talk page.... may I receive access to the bot? I normally send monthly newsletters. Thanks! -- Nascar1996(TalkContribs) 02:07, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

This has now been actioned, so disabled request — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 15:29, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Request for Access[edit]

I'm the co-coordinator of the Counter-Vandalism Unit Academy and we're planning to do a couple of things - first of which is send a message to everyone who originally signed up for the vandalism studies project and see if they're still interested (active) as getting this project started is definitely a priority. We'd also like to start having the infrastructure to send out messages to all of the instructors to notify them of important events/etc in the Academy. If you could add me to the access list, that would be a great help - thanks a bunch! Theopolisme TALK 18:15, 28 July 2012 (UTC) @:I've given you access. I'm happy for you to send out a first message to everyone who signed up to that project in the past, but it would be good if you could get people to sign up to receive future notifications, to avoid people having to unsubscribe from something that they are no longer involved in. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 14:19, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

access to distribute Wikidata newsletter[edit]


I am doing community communications for the Wikidata project. I want to start a newsletter for Wikidata so it's easier for editors to stay up-to-date on the project. I would like to be added to the access list for this. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 14:06, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

You want m:Global message delivery/Access list. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 22:00, 10 August 2012 (UTC)


Hi everyone. I'd like access to EdwardsBot. I have been having to have other editors send things for me such as The Tea Leaf and event invites for years now and it'd be nice to do it myself. Thanks! SarahStierch (talk) 22:08, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Looks like you can go ahead and add yourself to the access list now. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 22:02, 10 August 2012 (UTC)
Ha! Indeed :) Thank you! SarahStierch (talk) 23:46, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Access (benzband)[edit]

{{admin help}} Hi, i would like access to the bot on behalf of Project Wikify for distributing the project news. Since MDB went down, i have been getting User:‎Nascar1996 (who has access to the bot) to fulfill my requests, but it would save trouble if i could submit them directly. Thanks ~ benzband (talk) 15:50, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

 Done. JohnCD (talk) 17:15, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Access TheSpecialUser[edit]

Hi friends. I would like to have access to the BOT. I work a lot at WP:AFC and it gets backlogged every 2 weeks or some, thus on behalf of the project I can help. I also try to help out at WP:INCOTM where there are two messages to deliver per month (one about selection steps about an article and other for notifying that which was selected). This work was previously carried out manually by a fellow editor but the member list is increasing. Though, my main intention is about WP:AFC, like it is currently backlogged with around 1000 submissions pending reviews. If had access, I could run the bot and do the work by my own instead of seeking help. For now, I've asked one of the operators to deliver my message but however, an access would be helpful :) TheSpecialUser TSU 10:25, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

 Done --Redrose64 (talk) 17:36, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Access Dan653[edit]

Would like access to send out CVUA and CVU/VS newsletter. I have been using Theopolisme to send them out, but it would be much quicker if I could do it myself. Thanks, Dan653 (talk) 01:07, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Could you provide links to the newsletters that have been sent out through Theopolisme? -- Cheers, Riley Huntley talk No talkback needed; I'll temporarily watch here. 01:11, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
Sure, give me a few minutes. Dan653 (talk) 01:13, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
Found it! User_talk:Dan653/Archive_10#Vandalism_Studies, and here's what I would like to send out Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism_Unit/Academy/MailerDrafts. Dan653 (talk) 01:15, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
I meant one of the newsletters, not asking theo to send one. :) -- Cheers, Riley Huntley talk No talkback needed; I'll temporarily watch here. 01:25, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
Well, if you click on the linkey-linkey and then click on one of the users who we sent it to I'm sure you'll be able to find the newsletter. Dan653 (talk) 01:27, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Access Curtaintoad[edit]

Hello, can I please have access to run EdwardsBot? Thank you. :) Curtaintoad (talk) 22:25, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

(Non-administrator comment) Hello, may I ask why you would like access to run EdwardsBot? -- Cheers, Riley Huntley 22:43, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
Because I would like to be helpful. :) Curtaintoad (talk) 22:49, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
Not done - This bot is only accessed by trusted Wikipedia users who have demonstrated a need to use it due to the technical methods of operating it and how it could affect a large amount of people. Please re-request in the future once you have more experience with bots, Wikipedia and a good descriptive reason for why access is needed. -- Cheers, Riley Huntley 22:55, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
I want to have access to EdwardsBot because I've been a Wikipedian for 3 months and 1 day and I really enjoy it and I want to be more involved with Wikipedia. Thank you. :) Curtaintoad (talk) 23:16, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
Hi Curtaintoad -- I don't think you understand. EdwardsBot is used for message delivery -- you seem to show no need to use it (as you have no need to deliver bulk messages to anyone!) Theopolisme 23:37, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your advice. I will reapply for access once I have had more experience being a Wikipedian. :) Curtaintoad (talk) 00:03, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
Can I please use EdwardsBot to deliver the new AFC message? Thanks, CURTAINTOAD! TALK! 09:52, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
(Non-administrator closure and comment) Hello Curtaintoad, there are many other AfC volunteers who have access to the bot, one you know being TheSpecialUser. From your request, I do not think you display a clear need for access nor any experience using bots as stated above by Riley Huntley. Note, since this is an Non administrator closure, you may contact an admin directly asking for them to review my decision but I don't think any administrator would grant access with any experience using Wikipedia bots or an clear need for access. John F. Lewis (talk) 15:24, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
Can I please use EdwardsBot to deliver the new AFC message? Thanks, CURTAINTOAD! TALK! 21:02, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
No. You willk not be granted bot access until you have a Lot more experience on Wikipedia. It's difficult and complicated. -- Dianna (talk) 04:48, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
Hello friends. Can I please have access to run EdwardsBot? I would like to deliver WP:AfC-related-messages, and I can help. (I have been on Wikipedia for a little bit over 5 months now – a lot of experience, in my opinion.) Thanks in advance, :) CURTAINTOAD! TALK! 05:04, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
Hello, I am Dianna and I am an administrator on this wiki. You were just told no, fifteen minutes ago, and the answer is still no. You don't have a clear need for access and do not have the maturity to use it responsibly. Please don't ask again; it's disruptive. -- Dianna (talk) 05:13, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Access Nathan2055[edit]

I plan to use EdwardsBot to deliver the new AfC newsletter. I'm already a rollbacker and a trusted developer on WP:AFCH. Thanks in advance, Nathan2055talk - contribs 19:21, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

 Done. —David Levy 20:16, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Requesting access to perform RFC participant notification[edit]

Hi. I'm requesting access in order to perform the bot notification I requested at Wikipedia:Bot requests#Previous RFC participant notification for Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Abortion advocacy movement coverage. Thanks! —chaos5023 (talk) 19:50, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

 Done. —David Levy 20:16, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

access request[edit]

Hi. I would like access to help with AFC-related messages, as I am a co-ord of a BED. Thanks, Mdann52 (talk) 10:11, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

 Done. JohnCD (talk) 21:11, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

What kind of messages?[edit]

What kind of messages does EdwardsBot deliver? And, if I access, then do I need to state what messages I want to receive? Arctic Kangaroo 07:52, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Delivering messages and signing up for messages are distinct activities. You seem to be a bit confused. Please read User:EdwardsBot/FAQ, take a look at User:EdwardsBot/Instructions, and then post any new questions you have below. Someone will be along eventually to answer informed questions. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 08:25, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
I mean, I thought EdwardsBot is a message-delivery bot? So, other than The Signpost, what other messages does it deliver? Arctic Kangaroo 13:26, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Anything you want it to! - It is useful for spam-missions on talk page, for RfC's or other important stuff. Mdann52 (talk) 13:32, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
I see. Thanks. Arctic Kangaroo 13:37, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
You can see what sort of messages have been delivered in the past by examining the history of User:EdwardsBot/Spam. --Redrose64 (talk) 18:51, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Yep, or you can click through Special:Contributions/EdwardsBot. --MZMcBride (talk) 01:05, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Access Request[edit]

I am now the editor of Ichthus, the newsletter of Wikiproject Christianity. May I have access so I can deliver when I finish the current issue? --Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 23:50, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Done. Access granted. Enjoy! — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:23, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

access for User:Sage Ross (WMF)[edit]

I'd like access to EdwardsBot, please. I'm planning to send an invitation to complete an on-wiki survey to all the students enrolled in Education Program: courses this term. Thanks!--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 13:50, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

 Done. Thehelpfulone 14:41, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
I respect that you didn't use Ragesoss to do this, though you certainly could have without objection from me. --MZMcBride (talk) 01:06, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Access Request[edit]

Hey, I want the EdwardsBot access please. I'm the founder of WikiProject Bangladesh Premier League. But now we need members here. So I want to send invitation to users. They are many users. One example is Category:Bangladeshi Wikipedians. That's why I need the access. Can I be granted please?!--Pratyya (Hello!) 15:52, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

You can't send a message to the members of categories.--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 21:48, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
Hi Pratyya. Can you make a list of the users you want to send your message to, somewhere in your userspace? And can you also make a userspace page with the code that you would add at User:EdwardsBot/Spam? Once you've done this, please reactivate this edit request, and if everything looks good I will give you access. And if you have any questions about the process, or about the content of your invitation, please don't hesitate to ask. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:36, 8 July 2013 (UTC)
Okay Mr. Stradivarius. But next time please notify me that you have replied. Cause I forgot to watch this page. Anyway I can do that and give me 3-4 days. Thanks.Face-smile.svg--Pratyya (Hello!) 13:40, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
@Mr.Stradivarius, it's done. See the code whether it's right. User:Pratyya Ghosh/BPL Invite message Code. Also notify me.--Pratyya (Hello!) 03:45, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
@Pratyya Ghosh: You might like to clean up your lists; some users haven't contributed since 2011! Others don't even have talk pages on here (not that much of a problem yet), but your list seems to be quite old, if anything. jcc (tea and biscuits) 07:25, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
@Pratyya Ghosh: I agree that the list is on the inclusive side: I've just removed three indefinitely blocked users. Is this going to be a one-time thing, or will it be regular? I think it's ok to send it to a long list of users if you are going to do it only once, but if you are going to do it regularly I think you should limit it to users who have been recently active (say, in the last six months). The code looks fine, by the way. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 09:15, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
@Mr. Stradivarius: and @Jcc: at first I'm going to send invitation to all those 130 users. If anyone responds then he/she will join. If we need to send invitation another time then I think we, the project members will cut the list and make a short list.--Pratyya (Hello!) 12:07, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
@Pratyya Ghosh: Ok, I've added you. I've also added some wording about opting out to your notice code as I think people will want to know about that, but feel free to tweak it as you see fit. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 13:07, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
@Mr. Stradivarius: Thank you.--Pratyya (Hello!) 13:20, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Access Request- Jcc[edit]

Please may have access to EdwardsBot. I am the editor of the newly founded WikiProject Microsoft's newsletter at Wikipedia:WikiProject Microsoft/Outreach/Newsletter/Current and would love to have access to this bot to send out the newsletter. The list of users to send the newsletter to is here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Microsoft/Newsletter list. The code I would put in is here: User:Jcc/MS Newsletter Code (please check this). Thank you, jcc (tea and biscuits) 18:34, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

@Jcc: I've added a signature to your proposed code, and removed the brackets around the recipient list, so that should work fine now. As it is, the newsletter looks very spammy though - it would take up a great deal of space on user talk pages and uses a lot of distracting formatting. It's fine to have such a page as a destination, but with this bot you would actually be putting a copy of that page on all of the user talk pages listed on the recipient list. Maybe you could create a trimmed-down version for the bot, and then include a link to the full version that people can follow if they want? Let me know what you think. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 03:00, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
@Mr. Stradivarius: Yes, could you please do that for me (i.e. give me an example or please give me the beginnings of one)- I couldn't work out how to. jcc (tea and biscuits) 07:19, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
@Jcc: How about this version of User:EdwardsBot/Spam which is advertising a DC meetup? It's pretty simple, and has a link to Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/39 which has more details and contains the flashy formatting. The current version of the page has a more sophisticated version for the Signpost, but there's no need to copy all of the css styling if you don't want it. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 08:45, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
@Mr. Stradivarius: Done! Please can you now reconsider my request. jcc (tea and biscuits) 09:53, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
@Jcc: Done. Happy messaging! And feel free to drop a message on my talk page if you have any further questions. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:17, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

VisualEditor newsletter[edit]

I'd like to use EdwardsBot to deliver the opt-in newsletter about VisualEditor. There are currently 165 names on the list, which is more than I want to deliver manually. Would someone please add me to the list? (I'd be happy to have an already listed person volunteer to do this for me, but it's probably going to be sent out an average of three times a month for the next couple of months, so that might be a bigger commitment than most people want to make.) Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:13, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Done. Please make sure to read the instructions and ask if you have any questions. :-) Killiondude (talk) 18:15, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
If I have any questions? Of course I have a question: Did I screw this up? Face-wink.svg
Thanks. I really would appreciate someone looking this over before I even consider Step #3. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 22:46, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
Looks good to me, though I personally think using ordinal suffixes with dates (e.g., "August 15th") is an abomination. ;-) When you're ready, simply change User:EdwardsBot/Status to "Start" and wait a few minutes (the bot checks the page on the fives). --MZMcBride (talk) 23:03, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
All loyal citizens know that Friend Computer prefers 15-AUG-2013, of course, but it just doesn't seem popular here.
I've made the change and will check back in a few minutes. Face-smile.svg Thank you Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 23:13, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

AFT5 newsletter[edit]

Looking to send out an AFT5 newsletter; could I be added to the access list? (Max: you'll be pleased to know it's one that says, amongst other things, we're not just blindly re-enabling the thing everywhere it was before the logging issue). Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 17:27, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Who's Max? --MZMcBride (talk) 22:46, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Done --Redrose64 (talk) 19:28, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Access request of Technical_13[edit]

I'd like to be added to the accesslist to be able to use this bot to notify WP:WPAFC project members of important changes to the helper script and for the purposes of informing members of WP:SN of upcoming #wikimedia-office connect hours. Technical 13 (talk) 17:36, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Done. Have at it. :) I recommend doing a test run first, though, as the syntax can be quite finicky. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:43, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Access (WP:U2)[edit]

We would like to have access to EdwardsBot for delivering (non intrusive nor massive) messages and newsletters of Wikipedia:WikiProject U2 to our members and subscribers.

I would like to ask you to add Miss Bono (project coordinator and active part of the project Outrech Department) and, eventually, me (as a sort of tutor, helper/assistant, and woking man/factotum), to EdwardsBot's access list.
Thank you in advance & happy editing! –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:43, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

plus Added — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:29, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Access removal[edit]

Hi. Can someone please remove me from the access list? I don't want to be in the new user group and continuing to include me here will only cause confusion. --MZMcBride (talk) 01:36, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Done. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:52, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. :-) There's also this request, if you're bored/interested. --MZMcBride (talk) 16:57, 31 December 2013 (UTC)