On Mon, 2013-07-29 at 11:06 +1000, John Vandenberg wrote:
I may be mistaken, but I thought voting was enabled
for the product
VisualEditor, and now it is not.
At least for the last nine months, it has not been enabled for
VisualEditor. Don't know if it ever was enabled, but I assume not.
Voting provides a way to watch a bug without sending
any bugmail. It
also lets people do a +1 without adding a comment.
Voting is not meant for "watching" a bug but for expressing support to
handle a report, that's also why it's not called "Watching". :)
The CC list is meant to get notifications on bug report changes.
Note that the argument "without sending any bugmail" only applies when
an individual has set its bugmail settings to "notify me when the CC
list changes". Anybody can change her/his settings:
Is the reason for disabling voting because of
perception that large
numbers of votes magically creates new developers?
I might not understand the question correctly, but does that imply that
somebody is against creating new developers?
The main reason for not enabling voting everywhere is that votes need to
be considered a source of input in the planning process. If votes do not
influence decisions, users just get fooled.
My current feeling is that votes in bug reports do not influence any
decisions, so I personally support switching them off entirely.
If so, would it be re-enabled if the voting interface
and better documented. i.e.
This is a discussion that should likely happen in upstream Bugzilla
development - I myself currently don't plan to put any resources into
changing or relabeling Bugzilla's voting interface, as from my personal
point of view it lacks way too many things to be useful.
Andre Klapper | Wikimedia Bugwrangler