Voting in bugzilla

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Thu Sep 2 15:17:33 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2 Sep 2010 12:18:26 +0300 (EEST)
Juha Tuomala <Juha.Tuomala at> wrote:

> Has it been disabled recently?

Short answer: Yes. It has. 

Longer answer: 

FESCo looked at trying to use voting data to give us an idea on 'hot'
bugs that we might be able to send more resources to fix. Sadly, voting
isn't at all good for this, as people have many votes (100 or 1000, I
forget which), so it's hard to tell if an issue affects 10 people or
100 by that. Many people didn't see the voting interface, so they
wouldn't have used it even if the problem was severe or affected a lot
of people. Some people were using the voting interface, even though no
maintainers ever noticed it (ie, thinking this could help the bug get
solved, but it's like the maintainer and voter were in seperate worlds
without any communication). 

So, we decided it would be less confusing to just disable it. 

We decided to look into using CC or comments to tell when a bug had a
lot of people affected or was 'very active'. Unfortunately, this also
is proving to be difficult to implement. See:
any help there would be appreciated. 

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