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Operator refuses to publish opt-out instructions[edit]

ReferenceBot (tasks · contribs · actions log · block log · flag log · user rights) went through a BRFA, and identified itself as exclusion compliant, and then was flagged. A recent RfC about bot messages prompted me to review the opt-out instructions for several bots that leave messages. I noticed that all of them except ReferenceBot has instructions on how to opt out. I posted a note at User_talk:A930913#Reference_bot requesting that those instructions be added to the userpage per WP:BOTCONFIG and A930913 (talk · contribs) is refusing to publish how to opt out, even though the BRFA was approved as exclusion compliant. Werieth (talk) 18:48, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

@Werieth: Have you tried adding {{bots|deny=ReferenceBot}} to your talk page? GoingBatty (talk) 21:39, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
@GoingBatty: Ive never triggered the bot and really dont have a need to opt out. However a RfC prompted me to look into it. That should work, but for someone not familiar there is zero documentation on the bots user page. Werieth (talk) 00:14, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
  • A user has requested the attention of a member of the Bot Approvals Group. Once assistance has been rendered, please deactivate this tag. Since the bot bot operator is refusing to address a basic issue of providing opt out instructions for a bot that is opt-out compliant I am requesting either a revocation of permission until such instructions are posted or until the bot passes a BRFA which is clearly marked as non-compliant. Werieth (talk) 17:49, 31 March 2014 (UTC)