Bugzilla as a discussion forum

Joel Peshkin bugreport at peshkin.net
Mon Mar 22 22:50:03 UTC 2004

Jack Tanner wrote:

> <snip>
> Two approaches could be used to address the s/n problem:
> 1) make it more difficult to post noise, but easy to post signal, and
> 2) make the signal more recognizable.
> The latter could be accomplished by, say, visually distinguishing 
> posts from important stakeholders (e.g., known developers @mozilla.org 
> and elsewhere, the original reporter, etc.).
> The former could be accomplished by 1) requiring a valid e-mail 
> address of all Bugzilla users, 2) requiring that only really special 
> people can turn off bugmail (e.g., see list above), and 3) requiring 
> that only people CC'ed on the bug can post to the discussion. The 
> hypothesis here is that high-discussion, high-noise bugs (e.g., the 
> MNG fiasco) would then automatically generate so much mail to all 
> discussants, that the social cost of posting me-too's and other noise 
> would rise quickly.

AHA!   Emailprefs meets group permissions......

I want to see only comments added by people in the canedit group.

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