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Re: 4K Bugs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: 4K Bugs
Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2015 18:34:40 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Andreas Röhler <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2015 16:14:21 +0100
> >> What about getting bugs deleted when not dealt with after some time -
> >> while informing the author?
> > That's be losing information for no good reason.  Every bug report
> > provides information about the bug, sometimes the information is very
> > valuable, sometimes less so.  We shouldn't lose that information so
> > easily.  It hurts no one to have an old bug in the database.
> Keeping old bugs provides some burden - otherwise the question wouldn't 
> show up.
> When digging into old bugs don't see a no rule for all, but some 
> indications: The age of the bug, the changes in the specific 
> environment, the skill of the investor.
> It would minimize losses if the owner of the bug may keep it alive.

I think the balance still tips towards retaining the information.  We
can always treat old bugs as "logically deleted", if it bothers

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