On 11/08/2013 11:09 PM, Steven Walling wrote:
I would be okay just turning off assignment.
I don't support turning off assignment. A large number of MediaWiki
projects use only Bugzilla (which is also the only open source tracker
the WMF uses). Even for stuff WMF engineers work on, there are plenty
of bugs only in Bugzilla.
Assignment is useful to me for multiple reasons, but the most important are:
1. Marking things I'm definitely going to work on (while trying to avoid
cookie-licking). Importantly, I can unmark myself as assigned, signally
that it's "back in the pool".
2. (Less commonly) Assigning other people, most commonly on things I
think they have the inclination and expertise to fix.