Bugzilla as a discussion forum
gerv at mozilla.org
Thu Mar 25 21:36:43 UTC 2004
Christian Robottom Reis wrote:
> 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?
Here are a few examples from my life:
- I come across a Bugzilla bug while doing triage. I have a useful
technical point to contribute, or two cents to throw in, but I don't
want to be bothered with how it finally plays out.
- Someone emails me with a bug number to ask a licensing question. I add
a comment answering that question.
> There could be special-cases, such as QA and triage people, but that's
> not the general rule.
The problem is that there's no easy way of codifying these exceptions
without yet more permissions and admin. Administering the current
two-level permissions system is enough effort. And the more levels you
have, the more you get "this person doesn't deserve permission X" mails
which take effort to sort out.
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