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Be sure to Follow Bug Reporting Guidelines

Wednesday October 13th, 1999

Eli Goldberg of the Mozilla QA team has a request for everyone submitting bugs for M10:

"While a number of these bug reports have been fantastic, we're seeing a lot of new bug reporters who haven't yet learned how to submit Good Mozilla Bugs. Correspondingly, easily 20% of them have been tossed out as INVALID or WORKSFORME on the spot. (!) Almost none of the M10 bugs have followed the Bug Writing Guidelines, or used the Bug Template. In some cases, the bugs turned out to be valid --- but we didn't know, since the reporter didn't provide sufficient clues for an investigation."

Also be sure to check out the "Most Frequent Bugs" page before submitting a bug. Duplicate bugs need to be weeded out by the QA team - time that could be much better spent.


#8 An easy way to make follow the guidelines

by elig <eli@netscape.com>

Monday October 18th, 1999 10:14 AM

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I agree. This has been requested many times by many people (myself included) over many months, and mozilla.org has declined to do so.

For a summary of the reason provided, please see bug #4456.

Feel free to let mozilla.org hear your thoughts if you think the bug template should be pre-populated.