Re: [jdt-dev] Buffer overflow
don't get the idea of marking a bug as stale in the title or comments.
What would that change anyway? Would the bug receive more or less attention?
If the former (get attention), isn't a plain comment enough?You need to read
the whole thread ;-). Some people cannot filter/trash based on body. Hence
the suggestion to add [stale] to the subject.DaniFrom:
JDT general developers list." <jdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>Date:
Re: [jdt-dev] Buffer overflowSent
On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 5:15 PM Till
one hand, we encourage users to participate in eclipse and a first step
is to file bugs.I agree with that.As a committer, I don't think auto-closing
helps at making me more productive, and I know it can be irritating and
even disrespectful for the bug author. So IMO, it has no clear value (at
least to me) but it has a negative impact on the community. For those reasons,
I think that auto-close, or even auto-marking bugs as "stale"
could totally be terminated.I don't get the idea of marking a bug
as stale in the title or comments. What would that change anyway? Would
the bug receive more or less attention? If the former (get attention),
isn't a plain comment enough?I have the impression that the only benefit
is to show positive trends of "we closed many bugs". I think
such metrics are not to be trusted anyway if some bugs are closed while
not being verified as fixed. Stopping the auto-close would for sure show
some smaller numbers, but at least they'd be *real* numbers which can be
used for proper estimations._______________________________________________
But at least I as a bug-author absolutely HATE it if bugs that I
invested time to write are auto-closed.
This is everything but encouraging.
I’ve also seen others on twitter complain about it.
(if anybody cares, I think this practice should also be ended on Platform)
Notifications on stale bugs don’t matter, because they can be deleted
without worrying if the bugs don’t get closed.
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