Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:04:36 UTC
To be able to assign the patrol and autopatrol rights at the wikimedia-projects, one must first request a new group and then get a steward to do the assignments. This is rather tedious and could possibly be very annoying for the stewards. Until a more specific User Rights Scheme is implemented, it would be good to have an interim solution to the assignment problem. I have hacked together an extension called Makepatrol (based on Makebot and FlagedRevs (for more than one choice)) which gives sysops the right to give and take patrol/autopatrol-rights. I have also made the patrollers able to do rollbacks as this is a closely related function. Would it be possible to get this extension installed in the wikipedia-projects, or what would be needed to get this done?
( -need-review, there isn't a patch attached. )
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The Makepatrol extension special page
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The Makepatrol extension code
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The Makepatrol extension messages file
The extension code is also referred in the URL http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Makepatrol
(In reply to comment #5)
> The extension code is also referred in the URL
Sorry, I didn't notice.
I think we should use new system with $wgAddGroups and $wgRemoveGroups (see r23410) instead of it
That feature was added so additional special-purpose add/revoke pages wouldn't be required, yes.