RuneScape Players Wiki
Nutshell.png This page in a nutshell: Bots must be harmless, useful, have approval, and be operated responsibly.

A bot is an automated or semi-automated tool that carries out repetitive and mundane tasks. Bots on the RuneScape Players Wiki should be harmless, useful and be used responsibly.


Any fully-automated tasks a bot performs should get approval at the Watercooler. To obtain the bot flag for your account to do a semi-automated task, contact an active bureaucrat, or if you plan on using AutoWikiBrowser (AWB) to do these tasks, leave a request at the AWB request page.

Bot requirements

Before a bot is approved, the owner should demonstrate that it:

  • is harmless
  • is useful
  • does not consume resources unnecessarily
  • adheres to relevant policies and guidelines
  • uses informative messages in any edit summaries or messages left for users

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