https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24678

--- Comment #5 from Roan Kattouw <roan.katt...@gmail.com> 2010-08-05 21:58:10 
UTC ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> > "confirmed" is apparently being implemented to give upload rights to 
> > brand-new
> > accounts. There is probably a better way to implement this.
> 
> Hmm, is this necessary?
> 
> Under groupOverrides in InitialiseSettings, we have:
[snip]
> That should give upload and move (the normal "autoconfirmed" rights) to all
> users in fishbowl wikis without needing to put them in a "confirmed" group
> first.  If that's not working, then we need to fix that.
It's working, it's just that there are more rights in the confirmed group:
collectionsaveasuserpage, collectionsaveascommunitypage, autoconfirmed (= right
to edit semiprotected pages) and skipcaptcha, so the group isn't technically
unnecessary. The inactive group is, but that seems to be acknowledged by the
comment.

Since there's nothing obviously superfluous or useless going on here, I'm gonna
give this a rest unless and until it's decided something should be done about
this situation (which, admittedly, is a little weird) and I'm asked to change
something.

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