Wikinews:Autoconfirmed users

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Autoconfirmed users are any users who have had an account for a set amount of time (~3 days). This is to try and prevent vandalism from users who just create an account to vandalize. These users, in addition to what all users can do can:

  • Edit semi-protected pages (autoconfirmed)
  • Move pages (move)
  • Overwrite an existing uploaded file or image (reupload)
  • Perform captcha triggering actions without having to go through the captcha (skipcaptcha)
    • For example, new users if they insert a link to an external site in a page have to type a word from a picture to make sure that they are not an automated program.
  • Upload files and images (upload)

For more information on user groups, see Special:ListGroupRights and Wikinews:Administrators. For information on Wikinewsies in general see Wikinews:Wikinewsies.