AF action to temporarily enable pending changes


The idea of deferring suspect edits for review has been suggested and found support on several occasions. The AbuseFilter provides a way to check edits and FlaggedRevs a way to review revisions, it seems sensible to combine in some way those two extensions for that purpose.
In the linked page, I suggest that a new AF action be created: to enable pending changes on an article where an edit triggers the filter, before the edit is saved, so that the edit will be marked for review (the prior revision being reviewed automatically).
The problem is that we want this to be temporary, a way to achieve this is by automatically removing pending changes as soon as the last page revision is reviewed. If possible it could be removed only after a brief cooldown period following the review, that could be fixed maybe per filter (to fend off repeated vandalism attempts).
In order to inform reviewers, it may be good to display by default the PC config log when reviewing pages, considering it's not particularly obtrusive. The AF would log the action with a link to the triggered filter and its name, but wouldn't edit the page.
For now, I think we can consider AF enabling only level 1 PC protection (autoconfirmed users are autoreviewed), to avoid complications on pages already on PC level 1 since the AF would have to restore the original setting.
I'm sure this would gain consensus on en.wp if this or a similar implementation is possible.

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Severity: enhancement

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Cenarium created this task.Via LegacyJun 18 2013, 8:53 PM
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