There is currently an active RfC on English Wikipedia about creating a new user group for event coordinators. If the RfC concluded with a consensus to build the group, the work will be tracked in this ticket.
The current proposal states that:
- The eventcoordinator user group will receive the ability to temporarily add +confirmed to newly created accounts, and will also receive the noratelimit right in order to help with account creation. This will allow the Confirmed new accounts to create mainspace pages without waiting 4 days and 10 edits and allow the creation of many new accounts from the same IP address.
- Event coordinators should set the expiry time of the confirmed user right to no more than ten days from the time it is granted.
- Administrators should only permanently grant the eventcoordinator user right to editors with an established record of editing on Wikipedia. Administrators may at their discretion temporarily grant the permission to editors who are organizing outreach events but do not have significant experience on Wikipedia. Users who have not edited in over a year may have the permission removed for inactivity.
- Event coordinators should only confirm users who actually participate in an outreach event.
- On English Wikipedia, create a new user group for Event coordinators, with the name eventcoordinator
- Users in this group should:
- be able to mark newly created accounts as confirmed.
- not be limited in the amount of accounts they can create on the same IP address (noratelimit)
- Administrators should be able to grant and revoke this permission
The other requirements in the RfC will be enforced socially, not via the software.