German WP users seem to be quite happy with this feature. However, three suggestions came up:
- Provide a Special:Preferences field for a particular default span. Rather than infinit it might be wanted to ask for 1week if somebody is making almost only maintenance edits, and wants articles to vanish if nobody argued within one week. Then it could be avoided to open the fly-out and choose an option with every edit.
- Provide Special:Preferences switch if new switch shall not appear (may be solved by personal CSS display:none for more experienced users as first aid). Might be -1 in suggestion #1.
- Provide customized periods; either by editing arbitrary number of days and requesting 40 days in suggestion #1, or extend drop box by input field for number of days.