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Hi, sorry for writing in English. I sympathise with the goal of making article histories more readable, but I don't think this is the right solution. The best solution IMO would be being able to collapse all consecutive bot edits (even by different bots) in the bot history, just like many edits to the same article can be collapsed in Recent changes and the Watchlist (if you've turned that option on in your preferences). That would however require a rewrite of how the history works, therefore requiring developer attention and take quite some time. So what I did in nowiki was to create a small gadget, using only CSS, that makes the username and talk/contrib/block links to bot users gray instead of blue. This was a very simple measure, but it makes the article histories immensely more useful, as one can immediately recognise which edits are real and which edits are just bots. So if you would use that gadget (or even implement it in [[MediaWiki:Common.css]]), I don't think there is a need for this drastic measure of banning ~all bots. The code for the gadget is [[:no:MediaWiki:Gadget-graabot.css|here]]. [[Notandi:Jon Harald Søby|Jon Harald Søby]] 28. maí 2010 kl. 12:09 (UTC)
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:<small>(continued from [ Xqt's personal talk page] on the German Wikipedia)</small>
Rather than reply to individual points that have been raised. I thought it would be better to write something here.
To recap: [[m:Bot_policy#Global_bots|Global bots]] are a relatively new development and "'''must be explicitly permitted by local policy'''". Due to [ a human error] that [ has now been rectified] the Icelandic Wikipedia was mistakenly marked as having opted in to the global bot policy.
We never did that. And this whole discussion has been about us trying to gracefully back out of that, and get operators to comply with [[is:Wikipedia:Vélmenni#Bot policy|what has been our policy all along]].
While we'd be delighted to entertain some technical solutions to the problem of frequent bot edits, the point stands that we'd like to keep down the total number of bots, and we'd like to disable bots with overlapping functionality.
We don't wish to distrupt anything, but what bots run and how they run on this wiki is ultimately '''our call to make'''. While interwiki bot operators provide a valuable service, that doesn't mean that we want to give them all free rein on the Icelandic Wikipedia.
Bots that aren't compliant with our policies will be notified and ultimately blocked if they [ continue to operate] despite being given notice.
Thanks, and let's all be friends.
--[[Notandi:Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason|Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason]] 29. maí 2010 kl. 16:52 (UTC)