Bugzilla as a discussion forum

John P. Fisher john.fisher at znyx.com
Thu Mar 25 19:02:17 UTC 2004

Thanks for all the work you folks do.
Could I offer a contrary opinion on this thread?
I think a cascade of opinions and discussion is inefficient in a bug 
report. It clogs up the database, makes bugs hard to read, and leads to 
never-ending dissatisfaction with the comment mechanism.
Mailing lists, and  BBSes, do a much better job of organizing a debate. The 
bug report can have a link to a thread on a BBS.
Its a matter of concern to me, only because I have an interest in avoiding 
feature-bloat in Bugzilla.
thanks again

At 10:16 AM 3/25/2004, you wrote:
>[Gerv wrote]
> > >I don't like that idea. Non-CC comments are too useful in legitimate work.
>I don't see a good argument for this. If you're willing to pester people
>on a bug, shouldn't you be willing to be pestered back?
>There could be special-cases, such as QA and triage people, but that's
>not the general rule.

John P. Fisher
at ZNYX Networks
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john.fisher at znyx.com

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