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Autopatrolled is a user right given to prolific creators of clean articles and pages in order to reduce the workload of the New Page Patrol process on Wikipedia. [note 1] New articles and pages created by autopatrolled editors are still listed on new page lists and feeds, but are automatically marked as "reviewed" and "patrolled" in the system, and hence are listed as if a new page patroller has already looked through them and manually marked them as legitimate or acceptable. Users with this right have no additional technical abilities; it does not change how an editor creates articles, nor does it change or "enhance" any aspect of the user experience, user interface, or the ability for an editor to create or modify pages. It only automates a process "behind the scenes" that is normally performed by other users manually.

There are currently 4,755 autopatrolled users.

Function

The differences with the article creation process between users with and without the autopatrolled user right is outlined and detailed below:

Normal process:

  1. An editor without the autopatrolled user right creates a new article directly in the mainspace, or creates a page that gets moved to the mainspace from the draftspace or other location.
  2. The page will appear on the new pages list, where it will be highlighted in yellow and not marked as "patrolled". It will also appear on the new pages feed, where it is not marked as "reviewed". The new page is hidden from search engines until either 90 days elapse or it is marked as "patrolled" or "reviewed", whichever comes first.
  3. A New Page Patroller manually reviews the new article in order to check for major problems. If this review does not result in removal (e.g., deletion due to copyright violations), the reviewer will then mark the page as "reviewed" or "patrolled" on their respective log or feed entry.

Autopatrolled process:

  1. An editor with the autopatrolled user right creates a new article directly in the mainspace, or creates a page that gets moved to the mainspace from the draftspace or other location.
  2. The page will appear on the new pages list, but will be automatically marked as "patrolled" (not highlighted in yellow). It will also appear on the new pages feed, where it is automatically marked as "reviewed". The new page is not hidden from search engines, and is automatically eligible for indexing.
  3. Since the new page has already been automatically marked as "patrolled" and "reviewed" in their respective log or feed pages by the MediaWiki software, a human patroller does not need to manually review it (but may freely do so if they wish to do so).

Points to note

  • The autopatrolled right will not help you create articles. This user right is assigned to prolific creators of clean articles in order to reduce the work load of New Page Patrollers. It does not change how articles are created in the first place.
  • New pages patrollers will not benefit from this user right. The autopatrolled right only serves to reduce the backlog by automatically marking articles created by trusted users as being auto-patrolled; it does not affect the patrolling experience, help you review pages faster, or give any benefits to editors who use Wikipedia tools to patrol pages.
  • Non-article pages (e.g., templates, user essays, and files) may also be patrolled, though the mechanisms are not identical to articles.
  • Autopatrolled was formerly referred to as autoreviewer, which is still the technical name of the user group.

Obtaining the right

You can request the user right at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Autopatrolled or from any administrator who is familiar with your work. Administrators may also assign the right to themselves.

Guidelines for granting

Autopatrolled is typically given to trusted editors who regularly create articles.

Other guidelines

  • The Autopatrolled user right does not grant the ability for these users to mark pages as reviewed or patrolled; one must apply for the new page reviewer right on this page in order to do this.
  • If you know an experienced editor with a reliable history of creating "clean" articles, feel free to request the right for them.
  • Administrators may grant this user right to anyone at their discretion if they feel that the user's page creations are prolific; this reduces the workload of new page reviewers. In these cases, they are free to assign the user right to other editors (including themselves) without a formal request or discussion beforehand.
  • Administrators may also decline to grant the user right at their discretion, even if the numerical standards described above are met, if they believe that a user's page creations could benefit from going through the new page patrol process and manual review by a new page patroller.

There are currently 4,755 users with the autopatrolled user right. In the 12 months prior to April 2022, 55% of the 213 requests were approved.

Notes

  1. ^ On the English Wikipedia, only the creation of new pages is patrolled – individual edits are not.

See also

Page semi-protected
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Autopatrolled is a user right given to prolific creators of clean articles and pages in order to reduce the workload of the New Page Patrol process on Wikipedia. [note 1] New articles and pages created by autopatrolled editors are still listed on new page lists and feeds, but are automatically marked as "reviewed" and "patrolled" in the system, and hence are listed as if a new page patroller has already looked through them and manually marked them as legitimate or acceptable. Users with this right have no additional technical abilities; it does not change how an editor creates articles, nor does it change or "enhance" any aspect of the user experience, user interface, or the ability for an editor to create or modify pages. It only automates a process "behind the scenes" that is normally performed by other users manually.

There are currently 4,755 autopatrolled users.

Function

The differences with the article creation process between users with and without the autopatrolled user right is outlined and detailed below:

Normal process:

  1. An editor without the autopatrolled user right creates a new article directly in the mainspace, or creates a page that gets moved to the mainspace from the draftspace or other location.
  2. The page will appear on the new pages list, where it will be highlighted in yellow and not marked as "patrolled". It will also appear on the new pages feed, where it is not marked as "reviewed". The new page is hidden from search engines until either 90 days elapse or it is marked as "patrolled" or "reviewed", whichever comes first.
  3. A New Page Patroller manually reviews the new article in order to check for major problems. If this review does not result in removal (e.g., deletion due to copyright violations), the reviewer will then mark the page as "reviewed" or "patrolled" on their respective log or feed entry.

Autopatrolled process:

  1. An editor with the autopatrolled user right creates a new article directly in the mainspace, or creates a page that gets moved to the mainspace from the draftspace or other location.
  2. The page will appear on the new pages list, but will be automatically marked as "patrolled" (not highlighted in yellow). It will also appear on the new pages feed, where it is automatically marked as "reviewed". The new page is not hidden from search engines, and is automatically eligible for indexing.
  3. Since the new page has already been automatically marked as "patrolled" and "reviewed" in their respective log or feed pages by the MediaWiki software, a human patroller does not need to manually review it (but may freely do so if they wish to do so).

Points to note

  • The autopatrolled right will not help you create articles. This user right is assigned to prolific creators of clean articles in order to reduce the work load of New Page Patrollers. It does not change how articles are created in the first place.
  • New pages patrollers will not benefit from this user right. The autopatrolled right only serves to reduce the backlog by automatically marking articles created by trusted users as being auto-patrolled; it does not affect the patrolling experience, help you review pages faster, or give any benefits to editors who use Wikipedia tools to patrol pages.
  • Non-article pages (e.g., templates, user essays, and files) may also be patrolled, though the mechanisms are not identical to articles.
  • Autopatrolled was formerly referred to as autoreviewer, which is still the technical name of the user group.

Obtaining the right

You can request the user right at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Autopatrolled or from any administrator who is familiar with your work. Administrators may also assign the right to themselves.

Guidelines for granting

Autopatrolled is typically given to trusted editors who regularly create articles.

Other guidelines

  • The Autopatrolled user right does not grant the ability for these users to mark pages as reviewed or patrolled; one must apply for the new page reviewer right on this page in order to do this.
  • If you know an experienced editor with a reliable history of creating "clean" articles, feel free to request the right for them.
  • Administrators may grant this user right to anyone at their discretion if they feel that the user's page creations are prolific; this reduces the workload of new page reviewers. In these cases, they are free to assign the user right to other editors (including themselves) without a formal request or discussion beforehand.
  • Administrators may also decline to grant the user right at their discretion, even if the numerical standards described above are met, if they believe that a user's page creations could benefit from going through the new page patrol process and manual review by a new page patroller.

There are currently 4,755 users with the autopatrolled user right. In the 12 months prior to April 2022, 55% of the 213 requests were approved.

Notes

  1. ^ On the English Wikipedia, only the creation of new pages is patrolled – individual edits are not.

See also


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