RE: C.R. Oldham
I respectfully disagree here.
You're most welcome, but I'm a little confused as to what you disagree with.
A newbie to the community needs to be able to see how bad a state an orphaned packages is in.
No disagreement there ...
Clearly marking the package as orphan should be sufficient.
And none here either ... the first part of the sentence you quoted was "Orphan packages are clearly labelled as such (perhaps we should split Jade's list in two)"
AFAICT being labeled as "orphaned" should say it all. An orphan package is in an unknown state and perhaps does not even work as advertised. So to a newbie the message wrt to orphan packages should be "don't touch it, unless you're in for a challenge".