Bugzilla as a discussion forum

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Mon Mar 22 17:08:38 UTC 2004

mpt has some very wise (in my view; but then he agrees with me, so I 
would say that) comments about how making it easier to have discussions 
in public Bugzillas is a bad idea.

"As a result, over the past few years several of Mozilla’s best 
programmers have begun to ignore most or all of the e-mail they receive 
from Bugzilla, for the good reason that they’d rather be fixing bugs 
than wading through Bugzilla discussions. The correct response from 
Bugzilla’s maintainers would have been to make Bugzilla harder to use as 
a discussion forum, but instead they made it easier..."



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