Last modified: 2004-09-19 06:14:10 UTC
No offend. I am just wondering: who has more rights to decide the
priority for a reported bug? Or everybody has the equal right to change
I would say a faster and more convenient navigation bar is always in
first priority because every user and editor can benefit a lot from it.
However, I conservatively gave it a normal priority when I reported it
and now found somebody is even more conserative than me by changing it
to a lowest. :-)
Since there is already a voting system for bugs. Maybe we can let
people *regularly* (put a link in "in what you can do" in MetaWiki? )
vote for them and derive priority automatically from voting number and
assign work better based on the vote result. And Let *unregistered*
users have right to vote is even more better I think. The scale of 1000
may be changed to other grading scale to accept more general opinions.
The goal: not only just encourage people to report new bugs, but also
let them say which existing bug is they hate most and which reported
feature is they want most. MediaWiki developers can then use the poll
from users to guide what they really need to do.
Priorities depend in part on the release schedule for the MediaWiki software and
what affects the Wikimedia and other MediaWiki sites. High priority items could
include items needed for that next release to be on time or bug fixes or
enhancements which will significantly effect the reliability, security or load
handling capability of sites using the software. Low priority are items which
are nice or interesting but do not need to be done in any specific time period.
Priority is more a measure of time urgency than whether anyone thinks that it is
a good or bad idea.
For all enhancement requests, it's useful or important to point to one or more
wiki pages showing broad community support, and ideally little opposition to,
the request. Requests without that supporting documentation are much less likely
to be done, particularly if they affect the appearance of the site, which is
often a subject of great controversy.