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Bug 10350 - Separate out keywords, depends on, blocks into "advanced" section
Separate out keywords, depends on, blocks into "advanced" section
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Bugzilla (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Brion Vibber
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-06-24 02:39 UTC by Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly)
Modified: 2012-09-27 09:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-06-24 02:39:16 UTC
The features keywords, depends on, and blocks can be confusing to users not accustomed to Bugzilla.  In particular, they may assume that "keywords" will accept any keyword they want to add, Web 2.0 style, and "depends on" and "blocks" don't make any sense at all a priori.  See bug 10340 comment #1.  For usability of the bug tracker, it may be a good idea to tweak the template to separate out these three "advanced" options with a message saying something like "if you don't know what these mean, leave them blank", on the Enter Bug page and possibly on the ordinary bug-view page as well.
Comment 1 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-10-20 23:29:57 UTC
Should be reported upstream. Is a usability issue. ( Closed as INVALID.
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2008-10-22 23:48:48 UTC
We have customized templates already to some extent, don't we?  This should be a pretty superficial modification, there's no reason we couldn't make it ourselves if we wanted to.  I don't know if we want to, though.
Comment 3 Andre Klapper 2012-09-26 10:31:30 UTC
FYI, this is all FIXED nowadays by Bugzilla 4's "Hide/Show Advanced Fields" toggle button on enter_bug.cgi.

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