Proposed in Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016. Received 37 support votes, and ranked #40 out of 265 proposals. View full proposal with discussion and votes here.
I trust a number of editors/bots as much as I trust myself (maybe even more in some cases), but their edits cannot be filtered out of watchlists and RC pages like I can filter out my own. This makes my watchlists and RC pages considerably more burdensome to work through than seems reasonable at times.
Who would benefit
Anyone who maintains a sizable watchlist or uses RC pages; RC patrollers; Vandalism hunters.
Allow users to 'trust' other users by clicking a "Trust/Remove trust" link on user pages. (This could be represented by a graphic in some skins.) This will build a non-public "trusted users" list for the user that they can edit (add/remove) similarly to a watchlist. Then, on watchlists and RC pages, a user can check "Hide trusted" similarly to how they can check "Hide my edits", thus reducing the number of watchlist/RC items to check in many cases.
- Some additional aspects that could be added as part of this include:
- "Page information" on user pages could show "Number of trusters" (e.g., <30 or actual number that is 30 or above).
- Statistics on who are the most trusted editors could be assembled. (This could be a new data point for RfAs.)
- Regarding trusted bots, you might wonder why someone wouldn't just hide all bots. Well, there are some bots I trust with everything they do, and some I don't.
- Implementing this proposal would help in vandalism hunting because it would make it more convenient to zero in on bad edits and more comfortable for users to maintain larger watchlists, thus having an ability to catch more vandalism than before.
- This proposal should work very well in concert with other proposals, e.g. Watchlist priorities or Multiple watchlists, to help us keep our watchlists shaped to what we should be paying most attention to.
Time, expertise and skills required
- e.g. Hackathon, GSOC, Outreachy, etc.