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Notification when user becomes auto-confirmed
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Users should receive a notification when they become auto-confirmed.

It may be useful to also do this for other auto-promoted groups.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 2:03 AM
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To be useful, the notification should mention what this implies in practice, taken from $wgGroupPermissions and communicated with a logic similar to permissionserrorstext-withaction (but keep in mind bug 32683), especially as it varies a lot across projecys.

Presumably $wgRateLimits, $wgNamespaceProtection and $wgRestrictionLevels would be too much to mention, though we know that sometimes those can be extremely tedious as well, especially on some particularly restrictive projects*; luckily $wgAddGroups and $wgRemoveGroups don't seem to give any permission to autoconfirmed users on any Wikimedia project.

(*) And until now I didn't know that newbies can't edit File namespace on

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