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Re: On Bugs

On Fri, Oct 06, 2000 at 04:47:07AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> Personally, I prefer the email based interface to a web based one any day
> because it's completely automatable.
> 	(for a in `cat bugstoclose`; do echo close $a; done; echo thanks) 
> 		mail -s "close bugs" control@bugs.debian.org

To hell with automation if people are going to abuse it like this :)

Closing bugs with `close nnn' command to control@bugs bot is bad, because
that way the submitter has no idea why you closed it, he only gets the
automated acknowledgement from the BTS and your Subject: line. That's no
way to treat someone who was kind to send you valuable information about
a problem in your package.

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