Re: Enable voting on Bugzilla?

I don't really want to go into it in depth, but basically voting in
bugzillas is nothing but a way for people to whine about their favorite
bugs in blogs, or on /., or on whatever other forum, and get people to
stuff the 'voting box.' Votes end up having no bearing on actual bug
validity, importance, or severity. If you need your bug marked up, argue
persuasively in the bug that the bug has a serious user impact, or
provide a patch. That's it.


On Fri, 2004-03-12 at 22:10 -0700, Ryan McDougall wrote:

> On Fri, 2004-03-12 at 22:53 -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> >
> > It's been strongly opposed in the past, check list archives.
> I just browsed through 500+ emails containing some combination of
> bugzilla and voting, and couldn't find anything related. Could you quote
> something that would help me find the thread, like a title, date, or
> even just mailing list? Asking people to check archives shouldn't be the
> same as telling them to manually sort through fours years back mail,
> unless you're trying to brush them off.
> > 
> > I continue to think it's a bad idea. "Me too" comments are always on the
> > most idiot bugs that least need "me too" comments, and voting is surely
> > the same basic thing as a "me too" comment.
> I don't think voting is a me too statement, I think its a vote. 
> Granted I haven't used KDE's system, but there is no fundamental reason
> why voting has to get in the developer's way. It'd be just another
> indexable field. Developers would be free to tackle popular bugs and win
> the adoration of many, or free to ignore populist dead-ends and provide
> bold leadership. 
> Either way the actual decision process remains the same. If anything it
> lets people feel a greater sense of participation in the community that
> doesn't involve technicalities such as code.
> > 
> > If someone wants to have input they should join the bugsquad and put the
> > bug on a release critical list or other useful query...
> Not everyone can join bugsquad, or add meaningful comments to a mailing
> list (talk about shooting your signal-noise ratio to hell!). I don't see
> it as a big deal.
> > 
> > Or vote with patches or other meaningful assistance...
> Like I said, the meaning of votes is just another index in bugzilla. One
> can search for bugs of many categories, why not a popularity category?
> > 
> > Havoc
> > 
> Cheers,
> Ryan
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