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Bot operator approval list?[edit]

How does one find out if an editor is running an approved bot or has permission to run a bot? I ask because the edits of Srednuas Lenoroc (talk · contribs) seem to be suspiciously bot-like, but I can't tell if this is authorized or not. --Calton | Talk 09:04, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

P.S.: I'm also going to ask at the Village Pump. --Calton | Talk 09:05, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

For that specific editor, it appears more like semi-automated behavior than automated behavior in my opinion. Irregular times between edits, 3-4 minute gaps between different types of edits (setup time), and a time card that indicates sleep all point in that direction. ~ RobTalk 09:15, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
As a general rule, if a bot has approval to run, the specifically allowed tasks will be under Special:PrefixIndex/Wikipedia:Bots/Requests_for_approval/Username. If a bot has approval to run at all, it'll (probably) have the bot user right, which you can check at Special:ListUsers/bot. — Earwig talk 15:19, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
Also, going to agree with Rob here that the edits don't strike me as very bot-like. @Calton: edits like this one are reasonable if Time, Inc. was the preferred name (it's not) because they correct an inaccuracy. Most of his edits seem fine; it looks like he tried to correct that mistake after you brought it up. — Earwig talk 15:40, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

BRFA page[edit]

In last 3 sections named ″Approved requests″, ″Denied requests″ and ″Expired/withdrawn requests″ it's better to have links to requests pages, not (only) to bot account userlinks ({{botlinks}}). First column from this table looks for me more usefull than all simple userlinks from these sections. --XXN, 17:14, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

@XXN: The first link after the bot name, "tasks", goes to the request page. — Earwig talk 17:36, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
True. Sorry, my bad. I have misread and ignored that label (in {{Userlinks}} on first postion is ″talk″, here is "tasks") and didn't checked link:( --XXN, 18:02, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Understandable. "Tasks" is also a bit unclear since it implies a general list rather than the specific approval. Maybe we can tweak that. — Earwig talk 18:51, 26 October 2015 (UTC)