Requests for Comment/Autopatroller group split

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  •  Support If this proposal doesn't pass at least, I think other discussions will not proceed.--松•Matsu (talk) 13:08, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 14:33, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
  •  Strongest support SANICANIC -_- (Fanonpedia) 15:44, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support per Reception. CircleyDoesExtracter(Circley Talk | Global |Email the Cloud) 19:55, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support HeartsDo (Talk || Global || Wiki Creator) 18:49, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Conditional  Support This makes sense and I support it as long as proposal 6 below passes as well. Bonnedav (talk) 04:40, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support as everyone said before. DeeM28 (talk) 07:38, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support This makes everying on Miraheze much more easier and it more assembles the structure of Wikimedia Foundation. OwenFung87 01:39, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
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    • I don't know much about the discussion before this RFC, but is there any reason that do we need to split the group other than group name problem? I do not feel any inconvenience under the current system and rules. Is there any reasons why we need to split the group other than that the role of the group and the group name are different? I would oppose this if there is no other reason to split. --そらたこ (talk) 14:28, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
      @そらたこ: Thanks for the question. I wouldn't say there's a strong reason to support this, necessarily, other than the fact that by splitting the autopatrol and patrol into two separate groups, administrators can more readily grant the former to users who know Meta's scope and purpose, understand Meta's noticeboards, and follow talk page guidelines, among other things, which reduces the unpatrolled edits backlog, whereas they can be more selective in who they grant the latter to (i.e., those that typically are also autopatrolled but who want to actively patrol and know what to patrol without action or otherwise remediate). Patrollers who also have need for the rollback tool can also apply for, or be granted, rollbacker (should there be a need; in most cases, Twinkle's pseudo-rollback works fine, though). Dmehus (talk) 15:33, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
      Ideally, the admin should not see the edits that have already been patrolled.However, by inferring that this RfC was proposed by a user who belongs to the administrator group, it seems that the members who belong to the administrator group have confirmed the edits that have already been patrolled for the management work.It is patrol authority to reduce the confirmation work of the administrator, but maybe it is not working well.This is my personal guess and may not be true.--松•Matsu (talk) 02:03, 15 August 2020 (UTC)


    Proposal 1.1[edit | edit source]

    • The current Autopatrolled users group on on Meta are users who have ability to have their own edits marked as patrolled automatically.
    • Patrollers on Meta are users who have ability to have their own edits marked as patrolled automatically as well as the ability to mark other users' edits as patrolled as well as quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page as well.
      Note: If Proposal 1 passes, this proposal 1.1 becomes moot and, thus, cannot pass.

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    1.  Strong oppose per my comments at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard. Users with the patrol may not need, or may not yet be trusted with, as applicable, with rollback. I would support adding patrol to Rollbackers. Dmehus (talk) 15:56, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
      • @Dmehus: This vote again is related to whether current autopatrollers get moved to the new patrol group. Personally I am considering whether this proposal would make more sense than mine, but of course that would mean that current autopatrollers wouldn't be affected. Reception123 (talk) (C) 16:00, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
        • @Reception123: Per my conversation with you on Discord, there are users I'd trust to help with patrolling, but not necessarily, rollback, so favour, strongly your Proposal 1 and Proposal 5 as an alternative to this. We do need more trusted volunteer patrollers; by including rollback, we limit our available pool of patrollers. Dmehus (talk) 16:23, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
    2.  Weak oppose I think it could have worked out but I am not sure if rollbackers who deal with vandalism should be the same as patrollers who would deal more with content. DeeM28 (talk) 07:38, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

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    I suggest adding patrol privileges to the existing Rollbackers group.I'm still thinking about what to do with the group name.--松•Matsu (talk) 15:31, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

    @: I wouldn't say I'd be opposed to this, to simplify the number of user groups added to rollbackers, but I still think we should have a separate Patrollers group because rollback is a serious user right, and shouldn't necessarily be granted to the same users capable of patrolling revisions. So, I'd favour a separate group, however that works itself out. As to group names, I favour autopatrolled users, as is currently the case, and patrollers as they are users that would be patrolling other users' edits. Dmehus (talk) 15:47, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

    Moved from Meta:Administrators' notice board.--松•Matsu (talk) 15:55, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

    Proposal 1.1.1[edit | edit source]

    • The current Autopatrolled users group on on Meta are users who have ability to have their own edits marked as patrolled automatically.
    • Patrollers on Meta are users who have ability to have their own edits marked as patrolled automatically as well as the ability to mark other users' edits as patrolled as well and quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page as well.
      This proposal is only valid if Proposal 1 is defeated, and Proposals 1.1 (the alternate proposal) and 2 (Transfer) are passed.

    Support[edit | edit source]

    1.  Support Proposer vote--松•Matsu (talk) 17:00, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

    Oppose[edit | edit source]

    1. Conditional  Strong oppose per my comments below. We need more patrollers, not necessarily patrollers with rollback. If a Proposal 6 is added to bundle retain the Rollbackers group and add patrol to that group, I would support that. Dmehus (talk) 16:48, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

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    Even if we rewind, we can easily revert the edit by specifying the version before rewinding.Therefore rollback is not that powerful.Also, I think that it is unnatural for the user who is entrusted to patrol not have the authority to undo the vandalism.Since the Autopatroller privilege is separated, it is expected that the Autopatroller privilege will be granted more easily and the need for patrol will be lessened. It is possible to have sufficient time to talk to grant this privilege. --松•Matsu (talk) 16:25, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

    @: But it's also not that hard to request a separate rollback permission via Meta:Administrators' noticeboard. And, if users are included within Rollbackers, they would have the patrol permission. We just need to have separate Patrollers and Rollbackers groups for the different levels of trust placed in users, and to be able to grant patroller more readily. Plus, many other wiki projects have separate Autopatrolled users, Patrollers, and Rollbackers groups. Dmehus (talk) 16:31, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
    @: I'd probably support this proposal, strongly, if you modify it to remove rollback from the list of rights. Rollback can be granted via the separate Rollbackers group, or we could add another Proposal 6 to add patrol to Rollbackers, so users who hold both Patrollers and Rollbackers can drop "patrollers," if they wish. Dmehus (talk) 16:33, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
    I don't think a user who can't use the rollback permission correctly can judge whether another person's edit is correct.--松•Matsu (talk) 16:51, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
    @: I'm not sure I'm understanding what you're meaning here. The rollback is a more powerful tool than the patrol bit, and I don't want to limit our pool of potential patrollers by adding rollback to the proposed patrollers group. I would, however, support adding patrol to rollbackers (through a Proposal 6), so users who have both user group rights can just have rollbacker, to reduce the need for multiple "hats." Hoping that clarifies my position. Dmehus (talk) 16:56, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

    ──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Please explain in detail why you think that the rewind rollback is strong.I don't think rewind privileges are a threat unless they are intentionally vandalized, so it's strange to grant patrol privileges to users who cause such problems.Also, I don't think it's so bad when it's not patroled.Rather, I think that the threat is to easily grant patrol privileges and accidentally patrol even incorrect edits.--松•Matsu (talk) 17:13, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

    @: Thanks for your reply. While it's true that we can rollback incorrectly rolled back edits, due to limited participation on Meta and the fact that patrolling users with rollback under this proposal would often have their edits autopatrolled (even though separate groups, expectedly, a patroller would often have autopatrolled before being granted patroller), the probability and likelihood that rollback misuse would go unseen is too significant, which is why I would strongly prefer to see the two user group rights unbundled. Plus, we have Twinkle, which has pseudo-rollback via "undo," so true rollback isn't really needed for most patrollers. It isn't that difficult to request both rights, either, since administrators can grant either right to trusted users with a clear need in their discretion upon request at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard. Dmehus (talk) 17:34, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
    I don't understand why this proposal is only valid if Proposal 1 is defeated, and Proposals 1.1 (the alternate proposal) are passed.I don't think users who agree with Proposals 1.1.1 oppose ‎Proposal 1.1. Also, Proposal 1.1 may be disagreed with fear of ‎Proposal 2 not passing.It is suggested to choose the most popular proposal among the branches of Proposals 1.The Rollback operation is tagged and this operation is not normally used except for explicit vandalism.I can't think of confirming this operation.--松•Matsu (talk) 23:30, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
    @: It's a good, and fair, question, but from my reading of the Proposal 1 and Proposal 1.1, both are aiming to split the autopatrolled users group into autopatrolled users and patrollers user groups, but both proposals specify different user group rights to be assigned to the patrollers group. Therefore, only Proposal 1 or Proposal 1.1 can pass. Proposal 1.1.1's wording is such that if Proposal 1.1 does not pass, it, too, cannot pass. Dmehus (talk) 23:57, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
    Please note that Proposal 1.1 will be voted before Proposal 2 (Transfer) results.--松•Matsu (talk) 14:59, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
    @: Yes, but the proposals are closed by a bureaucrat as a single collective RfC, so the proposals can't functionally conflict with each other, no? Dmehus (talk) 15:37, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

    Proposal 1.1 and Proposal 1.1.1 I am thinking of withdrawing.It's unlikely that Proposal 1.1.1 will vote in the notes situation.I am not willing to refuse to pass Proposal 1, so if I have to oppose Proposal 1, I will withdraw the proposal.--松•Matsu (talk) 15:40, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

    Proposal 2 (Transfer)[edit | edit source]

    Current autopatrolled users are no longer able to patrol other users' edits and must request patroller rights if they would like to be able to patrol others' edits

    Support[edit | edit source]

    1.  Support I believe it is the best way for administrators to review who is also trusted enough to patrol others' edits. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:43, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
    2.  Support Waffled on this one, but since it's granted with administrator discretion, we can review recent patrollers, and re-grant patroller to recent, active patrollers, notwithstanding users who have recently retired. Dmehus (talk) 15:59, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
    3.  Support User:Universal Omega/Sig  16:12, 13 August 2020 (UTC) |
    4.  Support --松•Matsu (talk) 16:53, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
    5.  Support I will feel fine for it. CircleyDoesExtracter(Circley Talk | Global |Email the Cloud) 19:55, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
    6.  Support HeartsDo (Talk || Global || Wiki Creator) 18:49, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
    7.  Support That's the idea. Bonnedav (talk) 04:40, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
    8.  Support DeeM28 (talk) 07:38, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

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    Proposal 3 (Transfer)[edit | edit source]

    Current autopatrolled users are transferred to the patroller group if Proposal 1 is successful.

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    1.  Oppose While to some this may make sense, checking Special:ListUsers I see there are loads of autopatrolled users who I would not necessarily also trust to patrol edits on Meta. Reception123 (talk) (C) 15:47, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
    2.  Oppose per Reception123 above. Dmehus (talk) 15:59, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
    3.  Oppose User:Universal Omega/Sig  16:13, 13 August 2020 (UTC) |
    4.  Oppose--松•Matsu (talk) 16:52, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
    5.  Strong oppose per Reception Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 14:34, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
    6.  Oppose per Reception. CircleyDoesExtracter(Circley Talk | Global |Email the Cloud) 19:55, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
    7.  Oppose The entire point of this is to restrict who can patrol. Bonnedav (talk) 04:40, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
    8.  Oppose I did not realize that on this wiki autopatrolled people could also patrol other edits. DeeM28 (talk) 07:38, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

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    Proposal 4[edit | edit source]

    Rollbackers group is removed and current rollbackers are transferred to patroller group if Proposal 1 is successful.

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    1.  Strong oppose per my comments above. There's a use case for this group, but it should not be bundled with patrollers, per my comments above, as I say. Dmehus (talk) 16:01, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
    2.  Oppose User:Universal Omega/Sig  16:14, 13 August 2020 (UTC) |
    3.  Strongest oppose w:WP:SNOW Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 14:35, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
    4.  Strong oppose Rollbackers are not considered to be bundled with patrollers. CircleyDoesExtracter(Circley Talk | Global |Email the Cloud) 19:55, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
    5.  Oppose No, rollbacker should include patrol instead. Bonnedav (talk) 04:40, 21 August 2020 (UTC)

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    Proposal 5[edit | edit source]

    Current rollbackers group is maintained., but existing rollbackers will have their rights removed, and can re-request at Meta:Administrators' noticeboard.

    Support[edit | edit source]

    1.  Strong support per nom. Current rollbackers haven't used rollback lately anyway. It makes sense to have separate groups. Dmehus (talk) 16:13, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

    Oppose[edit | edit source]

    1.  Strongest oppose Citation needed for the claim from Dmehus. I also believe that removal of Rollbacker should be meta sysop discretion. Zppix (Meta | CVT Member | talk to me) 14:37, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
      @Zppix: This Proposal 5 was modified per discussion I had with @Reception123: on Discord. The thinking was that since it's an administrator discretionary appointment, they can easily be re-added. Perhaps it was a bit hastily worded, but in fairness, this RfC skipped the optional draft phase. Anyway, I did look through the Special:Contributions of all the rollbackers on Meta and the only two users have ever used rollback, Dross and Hispano76. I agree with you completely, though, that it's still a useful group to maintain, but just thought this might be an opportunity to houseclean the group of users who have never rolled back any edits (tagged as mw-rollback). Anyway, I've struck that portion, in case you wanted to modify your !vote here. The proposal is only to maintain the group now. Dmehus (talk) 15:13, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
    2.  Oppose Strikethrough or not, what is the point of this? Bonnedav (talk) 04:40, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
      @Bonnedav: Ideally, @Reception123: and I would've drafted this RfC in draft phase, but there was a need, I believe, to get this RfC out, so changes were made after it had already started but, crucially, before anyone had voted. Nevertheless, per the strikethrough and @Zppix:' comment above, I think proposal 5 is redundant to proposal 4, as proposal is highly unlikely to pass per the rationale(s) provided. Hope that clarifies, and thank you for your comments. Dmehus (talk) 12:53, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
    3.  Oppose as redundant to proposal 4, now that proposal 4 seems highly unlikely to pass. Dmehus (talk) 12:56, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
    4.  Oppose User:Universal Omega/Sig  16:25, 21 August 2020 (UTC) |

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    Move to Close Proposal 5 as Moot/Redundant to Proposal 4[edit | edit source]

    • @Zppix, Bonnedav, and Universal Omega:, I propose that we move to close Proposal 4 as redundant and moot to Proposal 4, which looks highly unlikely to pass, to eliminate any possibility for ambiguity between the two when the full RfC is closed. This could be done by adding either a separate {{discussion top}}/{{discussion bottom}} or a {{collapse top}}/{{collapse bottom}} to this proposal's section. Please indicate your support for closing as redundant to Proposal 4 and thus moot. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 16:32, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
    Support[edit | edit source]
    1.  Strong support As proposer. Dmehus (talk) 16:32, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
    2.  Support User:Universal Omega/Sig  16:55, 21 August 2020 (UTC) |
    3.  Support Close it, seems moot to me. Bonnedav (talk) 17:07, 21 August 2020 (UTC)

    Proposal 6[edit | edit source]

    The patrol permission will be added to the rollbackers group.

    Support[edit | edit source]

    1.  Support Sence rollback is a little bit more trusted, It should be given patrol as well, mainly so those already trusted with rollback don't have to request patrol separate and combining the toolset makes sense. Bonnedav (talk) 04:40, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
    2.  Support Per my comments above, it makes sense to have both a patroller group and add patrol to rollbacker, to reduce the need for rollbackers to have multiple hats as it's highly unlikely a rollbacker would not also be a patroller. At the same time, we shouldn't give all patrollers rollback, either, as it's often not needed with Twinkle's pseudo-rollback feature and, at the same time, rollbacker is a more serious user group right to have. Dmehus (talk) 12:50, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
    3.  Strong support Since rollbackers are more trusted, we can add the patrol rights for their convenience. CircleyDoesExtracter(Circley Talk | Global |Email the Cloud) 13:14, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
    4.  Strong support Seems like a good idea. User:Universal Omega/Sig  16:24, 21 August 2020 (UTC) |

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    1.  Oppose On a matter of principal. Trust for reviewing edits and trust for undoing a series of edits is an entirely different thing. Plus what would the group name be? Rollbackers is a clear directed name - like Autopatrolled. We're here fixing a naming ambiguity, why are we voting to introduce another one? I don't buy the argument of "lets merge roles and responsibilities", I'd prefer a community where roles are separate, clearly identifiable and more cleanly defined. John (talk) 17:26, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
    2.  Strong oppose Per John User:Universal Omega/Sig  17:31, 21 August 2020 (UTC) |
    3.  Strong oppose Per what John said, for me rollback and patrol are separate groups: one for anti-vandalism and one for content patrolling. The name would also have to be changed. It is easier for a rollbacker to also request patrol than for them to have it automatically when being a rollback. DeeM28 (talk) 07:38, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

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