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

 ❦  2 avril 2013 19:57 CEST, Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> :

>> > 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.
> I agree.  But such triage should be done in a way that the maintainer
> will agree with.  Fighting with the maintainer's view of severities is
> not "triage", it is abuse.

I agree too. Usually, when the maintainer disagree, it will change the
severity to another value and the non-maintainer should not change it
back, hence my wording "changed several times".
Use the "telephone test" for readability.
            - The Elements of Programming Style (Kernighan & Plauger)

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