Bots are automated programs that make repetetive edits that would be tedious to do manually. They are run by normal users, but under a different user account from their normal account, to distinguish normal edits from automated edits. A bot's user page should make it clear who is responsible for the bot.
Requesting bot status
To request bot status on this project, start a new thread on Wikisource:Scriptorium explaining why you need bot status. After a period of at least one week for input, bot status may be granted (or denied) by a bureaucrat.
List of current bots
These are the accounts that currently have bot status:
- Maintenance script
- MediaWiki default
- MediaWiki message delivery
- Pathosbot (blocked)