Collaboration Team had previously intended to release the [[ https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Edit_Review_Improvements/Filters_for_Special:Recent_Changes | RC Filter Improvements ]] only to ORES wikis. But after discussing the matter, we intend instead to offer these improvements to all wikis. I'm creating this ticket so that we can air this plan fully with interested parties. Once we've got general approval, I'll nail down any details on the various tickets that need updating (most notably, T144457, which describes the current opt-in options and T150059, which discussed changes to other Preferences.)
Here are the main points of the new plan:
===Enable ORES by default
On ORES wikis, ORES __for edit review__ (specifically, the good faith, damaging and revert tests) will be enabled by default. I.e., there will be no ORES beta option. Some details re. this change:
---- In the future, at such time as new ORES betas are created (for Discover, anti-harrassment, or whatever), those will be new betas. I.e., we are making default ONLY the ORES functions that are currently available and displayed to the public through the existing beta.
---- Doing this will simplify users' interaction with ORES and the new filtering interface (e.g., users won't have to select both beta options to get all the benefits of the new tools).
---- All users will get the red "R" on review pages that means "may be damaging and should be reviewed." This feature is not intrusive.
---- Existing ORES beta users will continue to get the "classic" ORES display, with colored shading, on Watchlist, Contributions and Related Changes. Existing ORES users will also be migrated automatically to the new beta option, "New Filters for Edit Review."
---- A new Preference will be added to the Watchlist to control ORES shading on Watchlist etc. Existing ORES users will have it on by default. But for everyone else, this preference will be off by default.
-------- The existing subsidiary preference for "ORES Sensitivity" will be grouped with this one, in the Watchlist preferences.
-------- It's expected that as we move more pages to the new interface, this preference will control fewer and fewer pages. In other words, our intention is to replace "classic" ORES entirely.
==="New filters for edit review" beta option
The "New filters for edit review" beta option will continue to work more or less as described in T144457.
---- Selecting this option turns on the new filtering interface for RC Page ( and then for other review pages as they come on line).
---- Existing ORES beta users will automatically be opted in to the "New filters" beta.
---- On ORES wikis, "New filters" users will get the ORES filters as part of the new interface package automatically.
---- On non-ORES wikis, "New filters" users will get the non-ORES filters only. At such time as ORES is enabled on a given wiki, the new ORES filters will automatically be displayed for all "New filters" users on the pages for which the new filters have been implemented.
-------- (On these newly minted ORES wikis, I don't think we'll want to offer "classic ORES" on the non-RC Page review pages—along with the related preferences. Since we don't plan to support this technology, it makes no sense to spread it and then just remove it. Though this wasn't something the team discussed. We could simply implement the plan on the new wikis as described above for the existing ORES wikis.)
---- The release plan will still go in phases. 1) pt.wiki, 2) the rest of the ORES wikis (order not decided), 3) all other wikis?
@Halfak and @Jdforrester-WMF, do you see anything you want to bring up? Refinements, objections...