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Subject: Re: Flyspray mess

Re: Flyspray mess

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-25

The problem is bug reports. Some people don't like registering for things.
In fact some people dislike it ALOT.

It would be terrible for a bug report not to be filed simply because someone
didn't feel like registering. So while I personally wouldn't mind it being a
requirement that everyone register (so that you could comment on them with a
request for more information and have some actual hope they'd respond) in
the end it may not be the best idea.

Though I will say there seem to be more anonymous feature requests than
anonymous bug reports.

On 5/25/06, Dominik Riebeling <dominik.riebeling@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Well, we do have a bunch of more or less insane requests. sure. The
> question
> > we never really sorted out is how strict to be and where to draw the
> line and
> > say "no, we just won't do this". So we leave lots of weird ones around.
>
> something I found becoming more and more annoying in the last days:
> there are more and more (or is it only me think it's getting more?)
> weird requests by anonymous reporters, especially kindof support
> requests. The Flyspray wiki page tells you need to register before you
> can submit a task, but the tracker still allows anonymous tasks. I'd
> like to suggest to
> - require all reporters to register an account first
> - require all users when creating an account to read some guidelines
> on submitting tasks. I started putting something on this to the wiki,
> http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/ReportingBugs (which is
> mostly copied from the manual) to lower the "noise threshold" on the
> tracker.
>
> Or is a requirement like this not wanted upon most developers?
>
> - Dominik
>
>
Received on Thu May 25 19:10:38 2006


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