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Ability to hide Toolforge tools in Striker
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Description

Considering that it's quite hard to actually delete a tool for various technical reasons, it would be nice to have an option to hide them in the interface. This would be especially useful for tools that were created as tests or never left the prototype stage.

That would make them not pollute the list of tools both for the hidden tool's owner, and for other users.

These tools would still make it impossible for other users to create tools with the same ID, but in that case, hidden tools could have a "fast-track" way of having their ownership transferred to the new person who wants that ID -- for example, by having the author state that they agree in advance with any such transfer of ownership when doing the hiding.

Event Timeline

The current "fix" from the tool owner point of view is to follow the instructions at Toolforge (Tools to be deleted) and transfer maintainership to Owner of abandoned tools. It would be neat to have a way to easily filter tools that have done that from the global listing(s).