[Qgis-developer] Report bug/feature on homepage

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Fri May 2 00:18:39 PDT 2014

There's a reason some projects choose to call them issues and not bugs
(translations vary). I agree you can put a link on the front page to
info about issues, but I would avoid a comment box - that will get hit
by spam bots and then becomes another places people have to check.


On 05/01/2014 11:50 PM, Zoltan Szecsei wrote:
> Hiya,
> 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.
> Regards,
> Zoltan
> 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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