Bugzilla as a discussion forum

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Thu Mar 25 22:11:14 UTC 2004

Christian Robottom Reis wrote:
>>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.
> I think you're being too bmo-centric here. I find no problem in
> allocating responsibility within a team and having Bugzilla permissions
> that go hand-in-hand with that responsibility. 

I'm being open-source-centric. I would expect any closed Bugzilla (such 
as async's) to have a much smaller set of users, almost all of whom have 
editbugs, and zero of whom abuse that privilege, or complain about the 
privileges of others. So the admin burden is much less.

Anyway, the original feature ("force someone to CC themselves if they 
want to comment") was suggested as a counter to a problem only found in 
OS projects anyway.


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