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This page in a nutshell: The autopatrolled permission, granted to experienced users with a history of creating "clean" articles, automatically marks new pages created by these editors as "patrolled". This saves time downstream for new page patrollers.
Autopatrolled is a user right given to prolific creators of clean articles and pages in order to reduce the workload of New Page Patrol. Articles and pages created by autopatrolled editors are automatically marked as "reviewed" or "patrolled" in the system. This removes those pages from new article lists and feeds designated for use when patrolling. It does not change how an editor creates articles, nor any aspect of the experience, user interface, or the ability for an editor to create or modify pages. It provides the user with no additional technical abilities. The differences with the article creation process between users with and without the autopatrolled user right is outlined and detailed below:
Obtaining the right
Administrators automatically receive this right. Non-administrators can request it at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Autopatrolled or from an admin who is familiar with their work. It is typically given to trusted users who regularly create articles and demonstrate familiarity with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, especially those on biographies of living persons, copyrights, verifiability and notability. A suggested standard is the prior creation of 25 valid articles, not including redirects or disambiguation pages, but the right is not normally given to very new editors regardless of the number of articles created.
The English Wikipedia has 4,169 users with the autopatrolled right explicitly granted, and a total of 5,259 users with the permission (the difference is made up of administrators, who automatically have this right).
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Last edited on 26 March 2021, at 00:35
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