Should I feel guilty about opening bug reports?

Solving a bug is work, it is hard work. Lately have been posting few bugs on meta here, and i am feeling guilty about it doing so, because its like adding more problems to a problem.
I really hope the bugs which i post make sense and are actually bugs.


Never feel guilty about finding & reporting bugs. That’s how free & open source software like Discourse gets better!

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As long as they are

  1. Reproducible on try & meta
  2. Contain a clear, complete set of repro steps
  3. Actually prevent normal use of Discourse as described in the bug category description

That’s fine…


@codinghorror, I generally do not test bugs on both try and Meta. I tend to assume if it doesn’t work on Meta (and there isn’t an experiment going on like a new post renderer) then I am safe to report it. Should I be checking all bugs found on my instance on both sites before reporting?

I’d say it’s better to have the discussion about whether or not a bug is valid than the alternative…

I must say that despite the influx of bug reports, the team has been doing an excellent job managing them so quickly!


It is an issue at the moment since meta is on the vdom branch. That’s why I mentioned it.