Bots are not sockpuppets, but they are owned by another user who monitors their performance and programmes their tasks. An unauthorized bot could do a lot of damage to Tolkien Gateway, so they must be approved by a bureaucrat.
 Current bots
- KingAragorn Bot (operated by KingAragorn since 6 June 2008)
- Mithbot (operated by Mith since 27 August 2010)
 Job requests
 Obtaining a bot
There is currently no defined procedure for creating a bot, however, all bots must be approved by a bureaucrat, so it is advisable to speak to a bureaucrat before creating a second account. You should explain why specifically you feel that you need a bot and what tasks you intend for it perform.