Last modified: 2010-05-15 16:02:55 UTC
I have had multiple times when I create an account, and I need to do somethinig which it needs to be autoconfirmed to do. I'll give 2 examples. I created a doppelganger account, for use on public computers. I go to move a page, but I don't meet the level. Another example: I create an account to use an external tool. The tool needs autoconfirmed, though.
What should be done is have autoconfirmed added to Special:Userrights. Therefore, admins can make users autoconfirmed if they request it. If it isn't requested, and the threshold is reached, then it get autoconfirmed anyway.
'Autoconfirmed' right is different from the other rights, because it is not assigned but calculated. Also, the name states that it is the result of 'auto'-confirmation of a user. So, I believe a better solution would be to add a new right, for example 'confirmed', so that users that are "manually" confirmed can use it in their first four days of account creation, things like that. However, I'm not sure if this is really needed.
I agree with Huji, this is already possible with a little bit of adding new groups on your own wiki. But if you want this for Wikipedia (which is what I think you do), then you'd need to get consensus first. => INVALID
Agree, not a software issue. It can be configured this way if desired.