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Re: [all candidates] Removing or limiting DD rights?

On 02-04-13 19:53, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Chris Knadle writes ("Re: [all candidates] Removing or limiting DD rights?"):
>> The #1 kind of bug reports that become problems are ones that go like this:
>>   - bug reporter: writes polite and detailed bug report
>>   - maintainer  : *cloeses bug* without discussion
>>                   (usually within the first hour of the bug's existence)
> I agree that this is annoying for the submitter.  I also agree that
> this is not the best situation for us to be in.
> But I think that the maintainer is entitled to do this.

I disagree.

The maintainer is entitled to close the bug, yes. But not without
explanation. A minimum of courtesy requires that you explain why a bug
is invalid, or wrong, or whatever, before you close it.

Anything else is rude to the bug submitter.

> If the closure happens by merging with a closed report, I would hope
> that the other bug would help explain the situation.
True, but then the bug isn't closed without explanation.

Copyshops should do vouchers. So that next time some bureaucracy
requires you to mail a form in triplicate, you can mail it just once,
add a voucher, and save on postage.

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