Patrollers are trusted users who can mark newly created pages on Special:NewPages as patrolled. If they create a new page, it will automatically be marked as patrolled.
Patrollers are trusted to not add inappropriate material to the Simple English Wikipedia, and make a lot of new pages that do not require patrolling.
Administrators can grant this right at their discretion to trusted users who regularly create articles and have demonstrated they are familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines (especially Wikipedia:BLP, Wikipedia:Copyright, Wikipedia:Verifiability and Wikipedia:Notability). The user right is not normally given to new users, regardless of the number of articles created.
If you wish to request the patroller user right for yourself or another user, please see Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Patroller. Administrators do not need to request or add this user right for themselves or other administrators; it is automatically granted as an administrator tool.
How it works[change]
- Normal process
A person without the patroller right creates a page. The MediaWiki software immediately lists the page at Special:NewPages. A user with the patroller right will review the article.
- Patroller process
A person with the patroller right creates a page. The MediaWiki software does not list the page at Special:NewPages. The software (rather than a human) marks the page as patrolled.
- Special:ListGroupRights - more about the rights of the different user groups
- en:Wikipedia:New pages patrol - English Wikipedia page with information on what to look for when patrolling pages