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Bug#71879: about voting for bugs

On 7/20/05, Paul Brossier <piem@altern.org> wrote:

> With all these great news about the BTS these days, it would be nice to
> think about adding a voting feature: a way to count the number of users
> that are annoyed by each bug. It could be either a simple way to submit
> a follow-up to say 'hey, i faced this one too', either just a button on
> bugreport.cgi, or something else.
> Provided the system gets used, this could help us to evaluate the
> priorities of our users, highlight bugs that annoy the most users, and
> have another view on WNPP packages. This should also encourage
> maintainers to send updates to the BTS.

Although I like the general idea, I think that just having a "button"
for that would be too simple for this to get abused.  So this should
be a compromise between a simple enough system that allows people to
indicate the also experienced this, and complex enough that it doesn't
get abused by people (or robots, actually) randomly clicking buttons.


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