Should bug reports go in the bugs tag or on github?


(Jorge Castro) #1

I see some bugs and the tag exists so it’s obviously there on purpose, but would you guys prefer things filed as github issues or here?


(Sam Saffron) #2

Either or, totally up to you.

Personally, I would like to write a plugin to manage bugs on discourse, but its going to take a while.

We are constantly checking both buckets


(Jeff Atwood) #3

Having thought about this for a month now, and seen both in action, I have an answer.

Any ‘bug’ requiring any kind of discussion whatsoever belongs on meta.discourse first.

If the bug is …

  1. totally straightforward
  2. purely technical and not sociological in nature
  3. no reasonable person would dispute its status as a bug
  4. unlikely to need any discussion, other than “there it is” and “here is how to fix it”

… then it can go on GitHub Issues.

Note that this is a very narrow and strict definition, so unless your bug strongly meets all 4 above criteria, please keep it here on meta for discussion.


(Caue Rego) #4

So, basically “if in doubt, report bugs here” would be a fair assessment?

Also, are there any extra recommendations on how to report bugs? I feel like the category description is too short, as it is:

I could use some good bug reported examples. I fear the top popular bugs are not necessarily good representations on how to report, although it does give me the feeling that anything goes. :stuck_out_tongue:


(Sam Saffron) #5

no … not entirely correct.

We disabled all bug reporting on GitHub, there should be no doubt. So I doubt you would be in doubt.


(Jeff Atwood) #6