[[MediaWiki:Group-autopatrolled/en]] & [[MediaWiki:Group-autopatrolled-member/en]]

Jump to navigation Jump to search

Hello!

Shouldn't these two messages rather be "Autopatrolled users" resp. "autopatrolled user"? The active form makes no sense to me as you cannot actively patrol with that right. Such a change would also be needed to stay in consistency with other "passive" rights like e. g. MediaWiki:Group-confirmed/en/MediaWiki:Group-confirmed-member/en and MediaWiki:Group-autoconfirmed/en/MediaWiki:Group-autoconfirmed-member/en resp. MediaWiki:Group-autoreview/en/MediaWiki:Group-autoreview/en.

Vogone (talk)15:01, 24 April 2014

The historical reason of this name is that the user is able to "self-patrol" their own edits. Originally, that wasn't automatic, you still had to flick "patrol" or select a checkbox in preferences. The secondary benefit is that we already have the term "patroller" (with its translations) and in many languages "auto-" is a known prefix, so "autopatroller" is potentially easier to translate.

I wouldn't change this without some more opinions, as I don't see a compelling reason to.

Nemo (talk)20:49, 13 July 2014