Why should I ever bother filing another bug?

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Mon Nov 8 23:01:11 UTC 2010

On Sun, 2010-11-07 at 19:00 -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=623742 was duped to newer bug 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=624297
> The older:
> 1-began life with equivalent summary: "system-config-display fails "
> 2-contains same comment 0 information as the latter
> 3-was directed to be filed by triagers on IRC
> 4-has 48 CCs
> If bug fixers plan to only fix bugs they themselves file or randomly choose 
> to attach patches to, there's no need for anyone else to file bugs, as the 
> fixers obviously can't be bothered to see what bugs already have been filed. 
> They might as well be the only testers too.
> If I was a regular triager in Redhat's Bugzilla, this would put an end to it.

jeez, over-react much?

The duping was done by Lubomir, as he was providing a patch to fix the
problem (which is, lest we forget, what we all wanted in the first
place). He explained his reasoning right in the comment. I don't know
why you think it's a great idea to blow this up into a huge issue on a
mailing list.

We have fairly permissive permissions on Bugzilla, because we don't have
enough people to rule it with an iron fist, so we mostly trust people to
Get It Right. If there's a major ongoing systemic problem we have
mechanisms for dealing with it. A case where one other community member
did something you disagree with while he was busy actually fixing the
bug really doesn't qualify, IMO.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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