I’ve set up a “Bugs” topic, and I use tags to help me keep track of if I’ve reviewed them, confirmed them, fixed them, etc. etc. If I could have all new topics posted to that category tagged with ‘unconfirmed’ or something, that would be awesome. I poke around in settings and also on these threads but couldn’t find anything.
I have a broken plugin that at one time allowed you to add a default tag to a category and have new topics be created with that tag. I’d probably do that differently now and think it’d take an hour or two to do it again, perhaps a bit more time with proper specs.
BUT, If you trust people to tag stuff and they can see the tags then you could create a tag group and require that a tag be included.
You could also use the assign plugin to assign stuff that you deemed a bug.
Here, a bug becomes a bug if a staff member s it.