Holger Levsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > On Friday 16 March 2007 00:49, Steve Langasek wrote: >> A large fraction of bug reports are bad or incomplete, so you need to >> ensure that you can contact bug submitters for more information. >> >> HTTP doesn't give you a callback mechanism, so you need to be able to tie >> the web submission back to an email address. > That's easily solvable, isn't it: make the bug-submitter submit an email > address too, send a email to that person saying "someone, probably you has > submitted a bug... reply or visit $URL to commit the bug to the BTS". Hmmm, if we do that, we could probably start handing out accounts for this web-based bug submission system, so that people who report more than one bug only need to answer once to such a mail. Hmmm, that sounds like we're rebuilding bugzilla again... Anyway, I think that a proper account system wouldn't be too bad, and it could probably be tied together with usertags to implement features like "watched bugs"  and stuff like that. debbugs is a nice tool, but most people only use it seldomly and never find out about all the features that are already implemented. A better web-based interface could help those people, and leave the mail interface alone (which I, and many others who use debbugs a lot prefer). Marc Footnotes:  Which could be simply a pre-defined view on the usertags set by the email address associated with that account -- BOFH #242: Software uses US measurements, but the OS is in metric...
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