Last modified: 2006-12-22 19:44:48 UTC
The preference "autopatrol" should be default on if the user is a sysop, because
if we trust him to mark changes as patrolled, we can trust his edits.
In this case, it makes no sense for it to be a user preference option at all.
Rob removed the preference in r18435.
<accent style="very british">Oh, bugger!</accent> I knew I forgot to close
On Dutch Wikipedia, the new "autopatrol" functionality is considered a bug,
rather than the resolution of a bug.
This new feature is not new - every user who can patrol could choose to do that
in his preferences, and anyway, it's not about this bug. Please open another one.
The problem is that I overlooked the issue where, e.g. on the Dutch Wikipedia,
all autoconfirmed users can patrol; there's a difference between assuming most
users can be trustworthy, and automatically assuming all are.
The best resolution for this, I think, would be to introduce a new user right,
that is; autopatrolling occurs if the user has "autopatrol" rights - and set
these to be the default for sysops only.
We can work on things like a proper patrollers group later, possibly if/when the
Patroller extension goes live.
Solution above adapted in r18496. If a user has the "autopatrol" permission,
then their edits are auto-marked as patrolled. Users without the "autopatrol"
permission now can't mark their own edits as patrolled.