[This article should be considered deprecated. The code represented has been improved, extended and made available as the DP_SharePoint Function Library. All future effort will be applied there.]
On the team-site I manage one of the most used features is a custom list cataloging enterprise Incidents managed by the team. Each incident is logged with information about the applications affected, the team engagement times and many other pieces of information. The list feeds business customer reports and generates performance metrics for upper management. With over 20 people on the team the quality of information can be rather shaky. It would benefit greatly from some simple validation and a few points of automation.