Re: Enable voting on Bugzilla?

On Sat, 2004-03-13 at 09:34 -0700, Elijah Newren wrote:

> On Sat, 2004-03-13 at 08:21, Luis Villa wrote:
> > When we get the upgrade done, this is a moot point- developers can
> > choose not to recieve mail for votes.
> Does that really make it a moot point?  I believe that allowing voting
> would indirectly encourage users to also add worthless comments, usually
> without having read previous comments in the bug.  (e.g. "It's so
> annoying to not have this feature.  I think that GNOME should have had
> this ability in Gnome 2.0, why does it still not have this
> functionality?")  Of course, additional comments need to be read in case
> they contain useful information, but I believe that turning on voting
> would make this harder as I think that it would increase the noise.  And
> I think there's already a high noise to signal ratio in the comments
> (but then again, maybe that's just my opinion as a bugsquadder who looks
> for noise in bugzilla in order to try to remove/reduce it).

It could do just the opposite, couldn't it? I mean, instead of banging
on a keyboard and creating noise, the users could just be lazy, vote,
and move on.

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