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Create user right "autopatrol-file"
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At T161215, the English Wikipedia would like a autopatrol-file user right.

autopatrol-file should be similar to autopatrol but apply to file uploads instead

  • autopatrol: Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled
  • autopatrol-file: Have one's own file uploads automatically marked as patrolled

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Nemo_bis triaged this task as Lowest priority.Nov 11 2017, 10:34 AM
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Switching to lowest priority since there was just one wiki asking this and now it's zero wikis. For higher priority requests, see earlier feature requests about making Special:NewFiles a bit smarter, e.g. by separating the patrolling of the *page* (file description) from the patrolling of the *file* (file content, upload action or log thereof).

@Nemo_bis There was consensus per enWP discussion to create "autopatrol-file" right at enWP but no consensus to separate the ability to patrol articles (and other pages) and to patrol files. Cenarium gave a rationale to propose the user right, saying that creating the user right would benefit editors probably knowledgeable about copyrights, fair use, and file patrolling but not qualified for the "autopatrol" right.

As I can see, separating the abilities wasn't part of the plan, despite suggestions at T157882 (now considered invalid) and the enWP discussion. I hope I'm clearer on this one, right? If not, I'll explain better.

If this is still desired on enwiki, but isn't being worked on, a bot could do the patrolling, similar to how autopatrol used to be implemented. Specifically, DannyS712 bot III already patrols specific types of redirects automatically, and could do the same with files uploaded by specific users.