[arch-general] closed bugs, open comments?

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 12:33:26 EST 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Damjan Georgievski <gdamjan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Sometimes you just have useful information that would interest the
>>> original poster, the people who helped him out and/or anyone who reads
>>> the ticket afterwards because he has the same problem.
>> True but leaving comments open means more emails. As one who is
>> actually assigned to a lot of these bugs (and has to act on them), I
>> get 30ish email threads a day (not sure of individual emails - thanks
>> gmail!) from open bugs alone. If we start allowing comments on closed
>> bugs, they're going to send me emails too and the actual stuff I need
>> to do is going to get lost in the sea of emails.
>> Not allowing comments on closed bugs is about signal vs noise. I, for
>> one, would very much prefer as little noise as possible.
> You have the option instead of closing the bug, or denying comments,
> to just remove yourself from the notfication list or from the assignement.

Actually, I kinda don't have that option. I still seriously don't
understand what this is about. Your bug was not a bug. Period. If you
think the man page is wrong, then file a report upstream. The bug
tracker is not a forum where we can talk about our feelings or how to
link to certain libraries. It is for Arch Linux bugs.

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