Being able to tell which edits have been patrolled is essential for making the edit-review, anti-vandalism and other processes more efficient. Being able to do so will stop edit-reviewers and vandalism fighters from stepping on each others' toes and enable on-the-fly generation of backlogs, among other benefits.
MediaWiki has a system for this already ([[ https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Patrolled_edits | RCPatrol ]]), but some years back different communities decided to turn off this feature (for all but more advanced users). In English, my understanding is that some users objected to how the flag is displayed on RecentChanges (with a !).
As a first step towards addressing this issue, let's do some research so we understand fully:
- Which wikis this affects.
- What the objections were and whether they remain relevant.
- What remediations might overcome any remaining objections.
- What a path forward for this might look like.