[Libreoffice-qa] guidelines for filing bugs

Terrence Enger tenger at iseries-guru.com
Mon Jan 30 08:52:50 PST 2012

Comments 6, 7, and 8 on bug 45254
"EDITING postgreSQL-SDBC Can not edit data"
<https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45254> show a
pattern which is unhappily familiar:

    Q:  Please tell me X.
    A:  But X is obvious.

I wonder if it would be a good idea to say, somewhere in the
wiki pages about filing bugs, something like ...

    Please be patient with requests for information which
    should be obvious: if everything actually was as it
    should be, then there would be no bug to report.
    Similarly, a bug may consist of the program basing an
    output on an input which *should* have nothing to do
    with the calculation of that output.

If this is a good idea, I would welcome suggestions about
wording and a good place to put it.

Thank you, all, for your attention.

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