On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 01:19, Paul Moore <p.f.moore@gmail.com> wrote:
On 26 April 2010 07:12, Sean Reifschneider <jafo@tummy.com> wrote:
> Two of the 3 easiest things I came up with for an outsider to help out
> with, are things that his account couldn't do.

Would in not therefore be reasonable to question whether the *default*
privileges be changed to allow "outsiders" to do these things, rather
than asking for escalated privileges for one individual? (Or more
likely, as well as doing so, as changing the default is likely to be a
longer discussion...)

No, the permission levels are purposefully where they are. I have personally had back-and-forths with bug submitters over the priority of an issue because they just happened to think it was more important than it really was. It gets really annoying when you start to get constant bug updates because someone chose to change the priority on their own. Besides the fields under discussion are for developers, not the bug submitters.

Sean's friend can start off easily by simply commenting on an issue saying "this issue should probably have a normal priority" and someone with Developer privileges can then go in and either set it or disagree. As he does that more and more he will get noticed and recommended for elevated privileges or he can ask for them.