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Re: Bug#123234: Deprecate BTS "close" command?

On Fri, Dec 14, 2001 at 04:53:08PM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 13, 2001 at 06:52:42PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > But then, even if they sent mail to nnn-done@bugs.debian.org, the mail could
> > simply be empty and void of any more information.  Although we know that a
> > close command makes it not possible to enclose information, the -done
> > address does not enforce one either.
> It's a psychology thing.  When you have to write an e-mail it's much
> more likely that you will put content in the e-mail than it is that you
> will use the close command and then remember to write a followup e-mail
> later on.

You are entirely correct.  However, right now you are making an informed
decision.  I assume that most people know that the close command and
nnn-done exist.  I would even be so bold to claim that nnn-done is more
prominent than close.  That makes it an informed decision if someone chooses
the close command over nnn-done, and I think it is quite safe to assume that
such a person would not write an explanation in a nnn-done message if they
were forced to write one rather than using the close command.


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