Bug descriptions and titles.

t u towsonu2003 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 00:32:06 GMT 2007


Robert Collins wrote:
> Just a plea that we update bug descriptions and titles to be relevant -
> it saves folk having to dig through the entire thread to get an idea of
> whats wrong. For instance:
> https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/orbit2/+bug/67361 is a high
> priority crasher, and something like 5-6 bugs I filed have been marked
> as duplicates of that - but the description of the bug "Gaim crashes
> after startup" didn't help with understanding why my bugs where being
> closed as duplicates - theres no message when a bug is marked as
> duplication, and I dont even use gaim. 
> 
> I've fixed the description in this case, but its by no means isolated.
> 
> -Rob
> 
> 

Just another bit of insight:
In that same bug, people seem to keep attaching crash reports, even
though no more is needed. I believe that they are doing so not to add
more info really but because they are not sure whether their crash is
the same as the one described in the bug, so they expect some kind of
confirmation:
"Yes, your crash report indicates that you're experiencing this bug"
or
"Your crash report is about something else, please report a new bug"

Just so you keep in mind :)
Thanks

PS. Forwarding to bugsquad so they can keep Robert Collins' plea in mind
as well :)



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