[Tracker-discuss] Reminder: please review tracker schema !

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Dec 1 00:12:45 CET 2006


Stefan Seefeld schrieb:
> As long as they report real bugs that shouldn't make a difference.
> What I find dangerous is that writing mail is so tempting that
> people may forget to do their homework and research (via the
> web interface) whether the bug they are about to report isn't
> already reported.

What I fear if we get many more bug reports is that they are
all feature requests: Why doesn't Python do this and that?...
Isn't it clearly obviously the right thing that it should have
this feature? There might also be an increase in help requests:
I did this and that, and it didn't work - clearly that's
a bug in Python; please let me know what to do.

Many of these reports really deserve an answer "please *think*
before typing". How could Python possibly do what you expect it
to do?

Allowing emails submission only for registered users is a good
thing - it gives people time to think a little more before
submitting their issue, and it make most not wanting to embarrass
themselves for writing non-sense.

Regards,
Martin


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