Members of the autopatrol group are experienced editors who have made large numbers of edits, which do not need to be individually patrolled.
An autopatrolled user is not a staff member and does not get any extra tools or editing features. While excellent editors, autopatrolled users are not necessarily better editors than non-autopatrolled users; editors are promoted based on both their editing experience and volume of edits on a need-be basis, depending on the current patrolling workload for staff. Therefore, editors cannot apply to be an autopatrolled user. Editors who feel they are ready for a staff position may apply for the patroller position.
- Their edits are automatically marked as patrolled.
- No other functions, duties, or responsibilities.
All users are eligible for autopatrol. Staff members may be placed in this group if they become inactive. If they resume their wiki activity, they may return to their previous position.
Bureaucrats and administrators may grant autopatrol at their discretion, in order to alleviate the workload of patrollers and other staff members. Editors cannot apply for autopatrol. Autopatrol is not a staff position.
Autopatrol may be revoked if site activity or quality of edits decreases.
List of autopatrolled users
A complete list of autopatrol members can be found here: