Bug Comment Idea

Brian Murray brian at ubuntu.com
Fri May 20 22:03:07 UTC 2011

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 07:33:33PM +0300, Simos Xenitellis wrote:
> On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 5:24 PM, Brian Murray <brian at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > I was looking at a Fedora bug report today[1] and noticed that a comment
> > had a little signature at the bottom like so:
> >
> > Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers
> >
> > I think doing something similar as Bug Squad members might be a neat
> > idea.  We could put them in the standard responses xml file too if that
> > would make things easier.  What do you think?
> >
> > [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=703511#c6
> >
> >
> Nice idea!
> How to implement?
> 1. Add facility in the launchpad account page for each person to add a
> 'signature', to be used when they post at launchpad.net.
> » Not good, people will add their own thing and text, which will make it
> messy. Who is going to put order?
> 2. Add facility to launchpad.net to add stock text to our replies. Like a
> drop-down menu with common stock answers.
> » Requires coding to launchpad.net, and is needed by few people.
> 3. Create a Firefox/Chrome extension (or Greasemonkey script) that adds
> functionality on launchpad.net to add the said stock signature or stock
> answers.
> » I think this would be the easiest and fastest way to implement.

We actually already have both of these.  firefox-lp-improvements[1] is a
Firefox / Chrome extension which is really a collection of Greasemonkey
scripts[2].  I've made a new Greasemonkey script[3] that adds the
following signature:

Ubuntu Bug Squad member
Volunteer bug triager

to the comment field of Ubuntu bug reports in Launchpad.  I've not yet
added it to the extension because I'm not 100% happy with the wording
and would like it to get some testing too.  Oh, it also currently only
fills in the bottom comment on bug reports.  (In case you didn't know
there is an expandy in the bug tasks table that opens up comment field
with options for modifying the bug task.)  That comment field requires
some extra work because the common replies use that and would overwrite
the signature.

Anyway, if you could install it and test it (or just comment on the
wording) that'd be great!

[1] https://launchpad.net/~gm-dev-launchpad/+archive/ppa
[2] https://launchpad.net/launchpad-gm-scripts

Brian Murray
Ubuntu Bug Master
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