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Bug#351746: Include usertag explanation on http://www.debian.org/Bugs/server-control

On Wed, 2009-08-05 at 09:33 -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Wed, 05 Aug 2009, Carl Worth wrote:
> > By avoiding putting the text here we can also ensure that the
> > candidate knows how to search deep into Debian's mail archives and
> > find the original announcement of the usertag feature.
> You'll find that in most cases it's the rather more pedestrian case of
> no one noticing a particular message and/or being too busy.

Yes, I know. I was just trying to send a reminder and wanted to add some
light-hearted fluff rather than just the word "ping". I did forget to
add a smiley, so I apologize if this came across as anything other than
a lame joke. :-}
> usertag is a request@ feature, not a control@ feature, so it's kind of
> documenting the wrong thing.

Ah, good point. I missed that.

[Though, as an off-topic aside here, I do find it confusing as a user
that various pieces of BTS functionality are split among submit@,
control@, and request@ sometimes with different syntax for the same
operation (contrast adding a tag to an original submission vs. tagging
an existing report). I might well propose some consolidation of the
interface to make things easier to use (obviously keeping all existing
interfaces functional).]

> I personally haven't applied it or fixed it because I missed the mail
> with the patch from Martin and hadn't seen it when looking back
> through (and it wasn't tagged patch either).

Fair enough. Thanks for the explanation.

> That said, if you send this bug a patch which:
> 1) creates a new wml webpage which documents usertags and (hopefully!)
> starts on documenting user-categories
> 2) adds links from server-request and server-control to the page
> tag the bug patch, and remind me if I forget to apply it within a
> week, I'll see that it gets applied and the bug gets closed.

Thanks. That's exactly why I asked if there was something I could do
here. I'll see if I can get to that task soon.

Keep up the good work!


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