Psychology of mass bug filings [was: Re: mass bug report: undocumented.7.gz]
It must be some kind of power rush.
> The bugs would not be about the binary not having a man page, but about
> the man pages being linked to the "undocumented" man page, which is
> obsolete in latest policy.
take a small amount of time for the person doing the mass-filing, but
the collective of Debian developers as a whole has to spend a large
amount of time dealing with:
- the inevitable discussion/flamewar
- the actual "bug"
The bug submitter will get an enormous feeling of accomplishment, so
much collective work done with so little personal energy spent.
While in reality, all that happens is that an enormous amount of
collective energy is taken away from doing useful work to SWITCHING ONE
BUG FOR ANOTHER WITHOUT EVEN BOTHERING TO FIX THE REAL BUG.
Really, just writing one real manpage and actually *closing* ONE of
these hundreds of bugs is more productive.