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Poll to change "autoconfirmed" level

A poll is currently active, aiming to judge whether the level for "autoconfirmed" status should be changed. The status, which is currently given automatically four days after the registration of an account, allows a user to move pages, edit semi-protected pages, upload files, mark pages as "patrolled", and add external links without running into a CAPTCHA question or image. Currently, consensus is leaning toward a change to seven days after the registration of an account, with at least 20 edits, but the poll is still open.

What is Wikipedia?

Wikipedia was the response to a question on the American game show Jeopardy!. The clue, in the category "How Sophomoric!", was "In February 2008, someone edited Hillary Clinton's entry on this website, replacing her picture with one of a walrus". It was answered correctly. The game in which the question appeared, part of the show's 2008 College Championship, aired on May 7.


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