Bugzilla as a discussion forum

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Wed Mar 24 00:22:59 UTC 2004

Barnboy wrote:
> Me, I'm of the opinion that discussion on a bug is a *good* thing.

Up to a point. However, there are a number of Mozilla hackers who would 
certainly agree that you can have too much of this particular good 
thing. Which was the point of the discussion.

> Slashdot and Kuro5hin's moderation systems have done wonders for
> their signal-to-noise ration from the end-user perspective -- set
> your threshold to a number you're comfortable with, and get your job
> done.

Implementing moderation would be another further mistake in the same 
line. People would argue about moderation, demand meta-moderation, 
complain that their important comment was getting ignored because a key 
person had a threshold set higher, etc. etc. This is a can of worms we 
really do _not_ want to open.


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