I’m always kinda grinding my teeth about the 7-day voting period on edits that I know nobody is going to vote on. I get the reason for the voting system, but out of my ~9,000 accepted non-auto edits, 7799 were never voted on. The worst part is when I accidentally make conflicting edits, and then have to wait another week for an edit that should already be accepted to go through. Like this one: https://beta.musicbrainz.org/edit/41588428.
I make good edits and when I make a mistake I fix it. I’m never going to have the volume of edits that auto-editors have, but I’d sure make a lot more edits if I didn’t have to wait on the majority of them (6600 auto edits vs 9000 accepted edits). I know there’s been a change made to auto-accept edits in a short time period after a release is added, but that doesn’t help when I’m making a series of changes that could span weeks or longer, and involves releases, artists, events, series, places, etc.
What I’ve come up with is the idea of a “trusted editor”, which would be automatically assigned based on a combination of:
*a not too onerous threshold of edits accepted
*percentage of edits accepted vs voted down
*record of responding to comments from other editors
*maybe a certain frequency of edits or a certain period of time since an edit was voted down?
*definitely not based on failed or cancelled edits, since the vast majority of those are caused by the waiting period
The benefits for the trusted editor would be:
*auto-edits on any entity that you’re the only person to edit, with the same exclusions as auto-editors
*auto-edits when you were the last person to have that kind of edit accepted on an entity, unless the entity has a history of controversial edits or something like that
*maybe have a way to flag edits that would have been voted on so that they are still likely to be seen/commented on by other editors if necessary (the only edits of mine that I can see causing any issue in this system are the 4 that were voted down, and the 38 that I cancelled based on no votes and feedback - 42 out of over 16,000)