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|This page in a nutshell: The autopatrolled permission, granted to experienced users with a history of creating "clean" articles, automatically marks new pages created by these editors as "patrolled". This saves time downstream for new page patrollers.|
The autopatrolled (formerly autoreviewer, which is still the technical name of the user group) user right gives a user no additional technical abilities. It is given to prolific creators of clean articles; this reduces the New Page Patrol workload by removing articles these editors create from the stream of new articles designated for patrolling. It does not change how an editor creates articles in the first place (or indeed any aspect of the experience of article editing).
Administrators automatically receive this right. Non-administrators can request it at Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Autopatrolled or from an admin who is familiar with their work. It is typically given to trusted users who regularly create articles and demonstrate familiarity with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, especially those on biographies of living persons, copyrights, verifiability and notability. A suggested standard is the prior creation of 25 valid articles, not including redirects or disambiguation pages, but the right is not normally given to very new editors regardless of the number of articles created.
The English Wikipedia has 3,952 users with the autopatrolled right explicitly granted, and a total of 5,133 users with the permission (the difference is made up of administrators, who automatically have this right).