The autopatrolled permission saves new page patrollers time by automatically marking new pages created by editors with the permission as patrolled. The right is granted to experienced users who have demonstrated an understanding of policy (especially Wikisource:Policies and guidelines and Wikisource:Copyright policy) and have already created a good number of pages according to Wikisource:Style guide.
The autopatroller user right is intended to reduce the workload of new page patrollers and causes pages created by autopatrollers to be automatically marked as patrolled. It means that the user can be trusted to not submit inappropriate material, deliberately or otherwise … and that the user submits new material often enough that it is more efficient to mark it all as approved preemptively.
An administrator can grant this right, at their discretion, to trusted users who regularly create pages and have demonstrated they are familiar with Wikisource's policies and guidelines. If you wish to request Autopatrolled rights for yourself or another user, please place a request at Wikisource's administrators' noticeboard.
Administrators do not need to request or add this user right for themselves or other administrators; it is automatically granted as part of the administrator tools package (specifically, the
- Special:ListUsers/autopatrolled (list of users with this flag)
- The list of user rights changes, showing which administrator granted autopatrolled status to each user.
- JVbot with its patrol whitelist was the predecessor to this system, before the functionality was built into the Mediawiki software.
- Last of the Scriptorium discussions that ended up leading to this usergroup.