Newly registered user

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A newly registered user is a user who has signed up for an account and has logged in to a Wikimedia project. In addition to what an unregistered user can do, a newly registered user can:

  • set custom preferences
  • add pages to a watchlist
  • move root user pages and category pages
  • mark their edits as minor
  • send emails to other users
  • purge the cache of a page without a confirmation step

The full list of rights for all levels is available at Special:ListGroupRights.

All edits made as a newly registered user will show the user name in the history instead of an IP address.

Newly registered users cannot edit semi-protected pages or move any page. Several other minor restrictions, depending on the wiki, may apply to newly-registered users.

On most Wikimedia projects, accounts that are more than four days old are considered autoconfirmed. Some exceptions include zhwiki, nowiki and dewikibooks which require 7 days to reach autoconfirmed status.

Additionally, some Wikimedia projects require a certain number of minimum edits an account has before it is autoconfirmed. Such wikis with a high threshold include arwiki, eswiki, zhwiki and wikidatawiki; all of which require a minimum of 50 edits before reaching autoconfirmed status.

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