I’m in favor of this suggestion. What would the disadvantages be by making those always votable (especially beginners)?
@Freso: You know about my many spam reports. In case you didn’t look through them yet, I’m seeing a bit less spammers but they often do auto-edits.
It’s not easy making useful edit search queries for auto-edits. Not being able to properly use “applied edit count of editor” is a real bummer.
I tried using a whitelist of trustable editors who are adding many links but that didn’t work as well as I hoped. If the requested URL is too long the connection get’s reset.
This is what I’m currently using to find spam and other bad URL rels.:
open, auto-edits and all URL edits [open]
If you want to see how much spam was removed by me use this search and look out for “spam” in the notes (forgot that note on a few occasions).
I’m also not reporting spammers older than one month and keep those in my bookmarks instead. Currently 206. I’ve also made a list with common spam keywords but I doubt it’s complete. Have seen Vietnamese and Thai spam entries.