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|This page in a nutshell: The "autochecked" user group has neither active use nor any possibility of future use. See proposal to delete it.|
Autochecked is a user group associated with the pending changes protection features. While its name may suggest that those users' edits are automatically accepted when the latest revision is already accepted, rather than requiring review by an administrator or reviewer; it does not grant such right - since 'autoconfirmed' is checked as well and they do not possess this userright. The FlaggedRevs extension always checks the presence of autoreview for any automatic review, and possibly other restrictions on top of it, so 'autoreview' cannot be removed from autoconfirmed users otherwise they could not be autoreviewed in any case. As a consequence, autoreview cannot be used for PC2 either. In conclusion, there is no current or potential use for this group, and it should not be granted.
Currently there are 0 autochecked users; occasionally this group gets assigned in error or for experiments, however administrators generally keep the the list empty.
- Wikipedia:Pending changes caveats An essay on why the use of PC was severely limited
- Wikipedia:PC2012 for an overview and links to the discussion leading to the development of this policy.
- Special:PendingChanges Backlog of pending edits
- Special:StablePages List of pages with PC protection applied