Autoconfirmed users are users that are automatically confirmed to be actual contributors to Pikipedia. This system is in place in order to prevent giving too many privileges to newly-created accounts, in fear that they may be used to cause harm. A user is considered autoconfirmed when they have made 1 edit and have the account for at least a full day.
Compared to newly-registered users, users that are autoconfirmed can:
- Create non-discussion pages.
- Move pages and files.
- Edit semi-protected pages.
- Upload files from a URL.
- Upload new versions of existing files.
- Help:Group rights: A quick overview of the different types of user rights.