Voting for bugs (Was: Re: [Bug 20969])

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Wed Nov 3 02:38:15 CDT 2010

Yaron Shahrabani <sh.yaron at> wrote:

> I think that voting for bugs is a great feature, otherwise there would have
> been many annoying comments like: it happens to me too and what info you can
> get out of it?

Adding such a comment is pefectly acceptable.

Confirming a bug and voting for it are two different things. Once a bug is
confirmed its state changes from UNCONFORMED to NEW, and usually once sombody
else bisides the reporter confirms a bug, a person with appropriate bugzilla
rights sets bug state to NEW. But asking people to vote for a bug is a waste
of effort, since that doesn't change anything. There are bugs in Wine bugzilla
with huge amounts of votes on them, but that doesn't suddenly make a bug more
important to developers for various reasons.

> Voting helps setting priorities for bugs without nonsense comments.

That's the bug severity is for.


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