Last modified on 27 May 2015, at 08:14


The English Wiktionary uses sysop-patrolling of Special:RecentChanges, so that vandalism can be picked off more leisurely. Known good accounts can be added to the "autopatrolled" group, so that their contributions don't appear on that list. Known good IP addresses can be added to MediaWiki:Gadget-PatrollingEnhancements.js, as can widely-watchlisted pages where vandalism is quickly reverted anyway.

This "whitelist voting" page is a mechanism for proposing and publicizing the addition of a user or page to that group/script; the principle is to have as "lightweight" of a vote as possible without succumbing to any one person's whims. The existence and purpose of this page were made official by Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2008-09/Whitelisted users autopatrol; the details of its functioning are fairly well established now, but still not official per se.

Also see Special:Log/rights.

New nominations

  • Kiwima (talkcontribsrights)
    • Nominated by: —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:46, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
    • Approved by: — Ungoliant (falai) 13:43, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
    • I would like to vote defer for the time being. Equinox 23:55, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
      • I second the defer: they have the right attitude and they're learning fast, but they're still learning. Chuck Entz (talk) 01:52, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
    • I’ve approved him as he has a userpage now. But even if he didn’t, is it really so important? His contributions are top-notch and I think that’s good enough. — Ungoliant (falai) 13:43, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
      • Agree that Kiwima has created some good entries but she is still making a few mistakes on formatting, proper vs. common noun, etc. To correct these until she learns the ropes is not a rude smackdown, just ensures that they appear on the patrol list. Equinox 03:27, 15 April 2015 (UTC)