All edits by logged-in users are being automatically marked as patrolled. Besides, anyone with a username seems to be able to mark edits as patrolled.
When it happens
All the time: I've tried it myself in almost every language version where I have a registered username but no admin status.
What should happen
Only admins should be able to patrol edits.
- Hey there RMX, this is a new feature that Evan implemented... see Recent changes patrol... not entirely uncontroversial, see talk page and comment if you like :) – cacahuate talk 20:25, 21 July 2007 (EDT)
- OK, good to know that's not a bug. I'm just a bit surprised that such a decision affecting the whole Wikitravel community was announced on English Wikitravel only, and not here on Shared. --Ricardo (Rmx) 14:35, 24 July 2007 (EDT)
- I too missed the discussion on this and wonder why it didn't occur here. I am not happy with this new implementation. Texugo 19:06, 24 July 2007 (EDT)
- Agreed, these kind of decisions really should be discussed on shared, not on :en, although I understand that the discussion developed over there organically. This is a very useful feature on :en, because we have many trusted users who either have turned down administrator nominations or are simply trustworthy enough to join the patrol without necessarily becoming an admin. Not so, I feel, on the other language versions. --Peter 13:58, 29 July 2007 (EDT)
- Ugh, I don't like the feature, even though I supported it's intent. I was hoping we (admins) or a bureaucrat could turn off the feature for some users or could turn it on for the users who are trustworthy. I don't like the blanket trust of everyone... If Joesph Stalin (a vandal enemy of mine on en:) comes back he will be a trusted user, despite never having contributed a single thing to the project. -- Sapphire 04:40, 30 July 2007 (EDT)
- What would be extremely useful would be the option to turn a specific user's patrol flags back on as an individual. So I could personally add User:Joseph_Stalin to my "don't auto-mark this user's edits as patrolled list," but his edits would be default patrolled for any other user who so desired. I'm worried my English is coming out very convoluted (I'm busy translating the MoS into Russian right now), so I'll try and restate this: It would be nice to be able to personalize your own individual "trusted user" list and to remove long-term vandals so that their edits come up on your recent changes as unpatrolled. --Peter Talk 05:15, 30 July 2007 (EDT)
How to fix it