[wp-hackers] When to send bugs to wp-hackers

Ron Guerin ron at vnetworx.net
Wed Aug 3 00:55:49 GMT 2005

Robert Deaton wrote:
> It probably won't help, my guess is that a lot of the people who post
> bugs are first time signups who have never even looked at the list, so
> they wouldn't see the sigs until after the fact anyways.
> On 8/2/05, Stewart Ugelow <stewart at ugelow.com> wrote:
>>Every few weeks or so there seems to be a flare-up of bugs posted on
>>wp-hackers, followed by the requisite series of messages telling people not
>>to post bugs on the list. Could He Or She Who Controls The List Sig File add
>>a line like "All bugs should be reported to http://trac.wordpress.org -- not
>>this list"?

It's not a bad idea, but it can only help, not cure the problem.
Virtually every Mailman mailing list includes a URL to the 
subscribe/unsubscribe page _on every single post_.  Many explicitly
state to go to that URL to get off the given mailing list.  Yet there
never seems to be any shortage of people posting back to those lists
"Please unsubscribe me".  People have a tendency to not pay attention,
no matter how much effort is put into making it easy for them.  So you 
do these things anyway, but you're still going to have a certain number 
of people who post to the list instead of going to Trac, even if you had 
the URL tattooed on the back of their hands.

- Ron

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