When I look at 'mediawiki.page.patrol' more closely now than when I merged that change, it really seems to have three entirely unrelated things in it (styling for the red "!", styling for Special:NewPages, styling for the "[Mark as patrolled]" link). These usually are not used together on a single page. I think we should just revert that change.
Mentioned in SAL [2016-08-12T00:15:45Z] <dereckson@tin> Synchronized php-1.28.0-wmf.14/: VE: Fix TextState#getChangeTransaction bug (T141573) ; Echo: Revert "Hack around browser bug in IE breaking badge alignment in Monobook" ([[gerrit:304415]]) ; Core: Revert CSS fix ([[gerrit:304412]], T142750) (duration: 08m 58s)