Doug Welch suggested the following via email (excerpts from original text):
1. Group exclusions: In the "Observation Plot" window, with either raw or phased data, being able to select points with a rectangle and then right-click (or something) to exclude all of them. (Possibly with the option to continue to plot the excluded points with a different symbol or colour. If so, you could re-include those points in a similar way.)
2. Same but in the "Observation List" window but being able to select a whole range of rows at once for exclusion or re-inclusion.
One motivation for this is, in Doug's words: "In the SuperWASP data whole nights seem to be bad sometimes and since they acquire LOTS on points in a single night, checking boxes can be time-consuming!"
My initial thoughts to Doug were that seems like a very useful thing to do. We already have a series that is set aside for such excluded data points. Here are my preliminary thoughts:
o We could have menu items and toolbar buttons specifically for exclusion/inclusion.
o Any data selected via list rows or plots would be affected by these.
o Rather (or as well as?) than selecting via a bounding box on a plot, would it make sense to permit exclusion/inclusion of filtered data? (e.g. search for all data with mag in a range)