Voting for own bugs not allowed?

David Gerard dgerard at
Tue May 25 08:50:34 CDT 2010

On 25 May 2010 14:45, Rosanne DiMesio <dimesio at> wrote:

> It's definitely misleading to users. There are sporadic posts on the forum urging people to vote for a bug, as if it made a difference, and angry posts that bugs that have lots of votes aren't fixed yet. The one purpose I can see it serving is that a bug can be "confirmed by popular vote" and the status changed to new if a couple of people vote for it. That's why users shouldn't vote for their own bugs--the point is independent confirmation. So I'm all for removing the field, but if it's kept, I suggest at least changing the wording from "vote" to something like "confirm you can reproduce this bug."

This would be like the "this is a problem for me too" field in
Launchpad, and may be useful.

- d.

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