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Bug 5411 - Set "autopatrol" by default to on, if the user is sysop (else it's not exist)
Set "autopatrol" by default to on, if the user is sysop (else it's not exist)
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-03-31 13:27 UTC by Rotem Liss
Modified: 2006-12-22 19:44 UTC (History)
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Description Rotem Liss 2006-03-31 13:27:26 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.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-04-01 22:40:05 UTC
In this case, it makes no sense for it to be a user preference option at all.
Comment 2 Rotem Liss 2006-12-19 08:37:59 UTC
Rob removed the preference in r18435.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-12-19 11:38:30 UTC
<accent style="very british">Oh, bugger!</accent> I knew I forgot to close
something else!
Comment 4 Andre Engels 2006-12-22 13:13:43 UTC
On Dutch Wikipedia, the new "autopatrol" functionality is considered a bug,
rather than the resolution of a bug.
Comment 5 Rotem Liss 2006-12-22 13:49:19 UTC
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.
Comment 6 Rob Church 2006-12-22 16:53:58 UTC
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.
Comment 7 Rob Church 2006-12-22 19:44:48 UTC
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.

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