Today I was playing with filters and stumbled with an output like that:
2023-07-19 20:12:12 DEBUG : file1: Excluded 2023-07-19 20:12:12 DEBUG : file2: Excluded 2023-07-19 20:12:12 DEBUG : file3: Excluded
I almost crapped myself up thinking that rclone is deleting stuff here but actually all went alright but the language suggested otherwise. Maybe because "excluded" can be easily associated with "deleted" instead of "ignored".
My suggestion is to change this language to use a more suggestive word such as "ignored" instead of "excluded".