Should I feel guilty about opening bug reports?


(@SenpaiMass) #1

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.


(Michael Downey) #2

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

:trophy: :star:


(Jeff Atwood) #3

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…


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #4

@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?


(Jeff Wong) #5

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!


(Jeff Atwood) #6

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