Christian Aistleitner, 15/01/2015 14:22:
If WMF's main form of QA was through automated
usage data collection,
you'd have a point.
Aaron Halfaker, 15/01/2015 16:23:
You hold a minority opinion that testing software in
the field is
Allow me to share a specific example. In this study, we found that
telling anonymous editors to register dropped their productivity by *25%.*
IMHO you two are actually saying the same thing on this specific
example, and I agree with both. Not collecting data about IE10 users
would not increase the number of *bugs* they experience. Research about
our users gives important results: a finding like this would not be
impeded by ignoring IE10.
At a more general level, the conclusion is harder.