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Re: Explicitely Cc bug reporters

On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 9:45 PM, Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> wrote:

> I'd like to remind maintainers that in order to reach bug reporters to
> ask for tests etc. you _need_ to explicitely Cc the bug reporter, else
> he won't receive the mail and of course not do the tests etc.  It's now
> quite a few times that I have received a "you didn't answer" mail...

I personally prefer not to be CCed on bug reports. I don't want to
recieve any mail about a bug unless it is asking me to supply more
information or if the bug is being closed due to a fix or because the
software was removed from Debian. I sometimes get people CCing me even
when there is no need to (#545785 most recently).

Given the massive thread this post generated, with a variety of
opinions, I would propose:

A subscribe pseudo-header for submit@ mails that has values 'yes' and 'no'.

A way for people to set the default value of the subscribe
pseudo-header for new bugs.



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