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Re: bug-reporting instructions need clarification

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: bug-reporting instructions need clarification
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 15:53:01 +0100
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Jace Toronto via bug-lilypond <address@hidden> writes:

> This is a bug report on the bug-reporting instructions at
> http://lilypond.org/website/bug-reports.html, rather than in lilypond
> itself, but this seems the likeliest place to reach someone who can
> address that.
> The instructions in step 3 on this page strongly imply that one has to
> be subscribed to bug-lilypond in order to post to it (in that if
> that's not the case, the fact that there's no longer an interface for
> doing so seems irrelevant).  But this email proves that being
> subscribed is not necessary to post.  Could this step be reworded to
> take out the mention of the lack of a posting interface -- or, if that
> is relevant somehow, clarify what functionality is missing by not
> having it?  Thank you.

I think that postings by non-subscribers may go through moderation, so
they have a delay, sometimes considerable, before they appear and
require some manual interaction.  For some people, that delay may be
more of a nuisance than subscribing would be.

David Kastrup

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