duplicate bug notifications /gnome-bugzilla spam

Kai Schroeder schroeder at stw-bonn.de
Wed Nov 1 15:47:21 GMT 2006


recently there has been some discussion about duplicate bug reporting in 
launchpad. The decision was to not send mail when another bug is marked 
as a dupe of a bug you're subscribed to. What are the experiences so far?
I have recently reported a crash of nautilus using bug buddy. Because 
bug reporting using bug buddy in edgy is so easy, this crash is reported 
very often. I now get a dozen mails per hour that inform me that another 
bug has been marked as a duplicate of mine (well, actually mine was a 
dupe of another one already) which is quite annoying. It was no problem 
for me to log into bugzilla and remove myself from the CC field - but 
the ubuntu target audience doesn't necessarily know how to login and 
they probably don't know what CC means and what to look for.
Nobody expects to receive so much spam after entering your email address 
in bug buddy. This should probably be discussed on the gnome 
mailing-list, but I thought I'd start here.

    Kai Schroeder

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