Hello! The English Wikipedia has come to a clear consensus in a series of two RfCs to implement certain technical changes to the configuration. (RfC 1, RfC 2.) The specific technical changes that achieved consensus are:
- Creation of a new "patrollers" user group on the English Wikipedia with the "patrol" right, and granting sysops the ability to add and remove patrollers;
- Removal of the "patrol" right from the "autoconfirmed", "confirmed", and "reviewer" groups (keeping it in the "sysop" group), and adding it to the "bureaucrat" group.
I might submit a proposed patch on this, but in any event, please move expeditiously to implement the consensus. Thanks!