Bots are user accounts set up for automated editing. They do not appear in the recent changes by default because they often make large numbers of edits in a short time period. Most bots have operators with their own account for normal editing; this should be indicated on the bot's user page. The most common reason bots are created is for performing tasks that are too tedious for humans to do.
- Help:Group rights: A quick overview of the different types of user rights.