[Qgis-developer] Report bug/feature on homepage

Zoltan Szecsei zoltans at geograph.co.za
Thu May 1 23:50:15 PDT 2014

What about a link saying "Think you've found a bug?"
That then sends the user to a separate page which gives guidance that 
you want to give the user, AND also a box saying "Paste a short error 
message here"
This is then sent off to google for them.


On 2014/05/02 08:44, Anita Graser wrote:
> My main objections to having a "report bugs" button on the main page:
> - I think users who are not too familiar with the workings of open
> source projects will be alarmed why we think it necessary to add a
> "report bugs" button right next to the "download" button. They want
> (the illusion? of) bug-free software (even if there is no such thing).
> - I want to avoid cluttering of the homepage.
> - I also think Randal has a point when he says that some small hurdle
> can help keep the number of not-so-helpful bug reports down.
> +1 for top of "get involved" page.
> On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 7:26 AM, Nathan Woodrow <madmanwoo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What is the main objection to having it on the main page?
>> But if that doesn't feel right then I think we should raise it to the top of
>> get involved page.
>> Nathan
>> On May 2, 2014 3:22 PM, "Anita Graser" <anita.graser.at at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I saw the discussion you had. I would prefer not to add a report bugs
>>> button on the first page of qgis.org but we could make it more prominent on
>>> get involved.
>>> It's not that long since I added the report a bug section to get involved.
>>> Many users might only remember the old page.
>>> Best wishes
>>> Anita
>>> On May 2, 2014 1:24 AM, "Nathan Woodrow" <madmanwoo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> After talking to some users one concern they raised was it was a bit
>>>> tricky to get find how to report a bug or feature.  I was thinking it might
>>>> be a good idea to have a report bug/feature on the homepage. It would fit
>>>> quite nice between the Download and Support
>>>> I am aware that you can just click Get Involved, and scroll to the bottom
>>>> but it still feels a bit hidden.
>>>> Does anyone else feel that same way?
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Nathan
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