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Re: Bug#455769: same problem on wheezy + Thinkpad X220T

 ❦ 28 mars 2013 20:38 CET, Thomas Goirand <zigo@debian.org> :

>> I agree - classifying a bug is just a first step before I do anything
>> more about an issue
> Unless you are the original reporter and you need to
> decide in order to fill the bug, please don't. That's the
> role of the maintainer to do that triaging work (as
> already stated multiple times!).

We encourage people to help triaging. Setting the appropriate severity
is part of the work. I have never read that setting severity can only be
done by the maintainer. The only consensus against this is when the
severity is changed several times.
Watch out for off-by-one errors.
            - The Elements of Programming Style (Kernighan & Plauger)

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