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Re: Closing bugs such as 210560

On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 04:21:25PM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 15:43, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > > Why would you close a bug report if you were prepared to take it
> > > seriously if re-opened?
> >
> > If you think about that question for a moment then at least one fairly
> > obvious answer springs to mind. It's a pretty effective form of
> > filtering.
> OK, consider all my KDE bug reports to be filtered then.  I have no intention 
> of re-submitting them (in the Debian BTS or elsewhere).  The next person who 
> encounters them can file a bug report, or they can remain as KDE bugs for 
> another 5 years (at least one of the bugs has been there since 1998).
> It's most likely that the next person to report these bugs will have less 
> background knowledge of KDE than I have and produce less usable bug reports.  
> But I guess you can always filter them too.
> > Besides, you're ignoring the context of the rest of the closing
> > message.
> The context was that there was a new minor release of KDE which might possibly 
> fix some of these serious bugs, and that closing them in bulk was considered 
> to be the best way to deal with them.
> > None of what you have said justifies claiming that the closing message
> > said, or even implied, that such reports would not be taken seriously.
> OK, Chris can demonstrate how serious he is by testing the ones that are 
> trivial to test (such as 210560) and asking for more information on ones that 
> are difficult to test.

All of the above seems pretty arbitrary.

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