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Re: Choice of bug tracker

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Choice of bug tracker
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2023 21:51:28 -0400

[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

  > > We are more disciplined these days, but I have seen many old,
  > > sprawling bug threads with dozens upon dozens of replies, more than
  > > half of which are about something else entirely.

This is a serious but perhaps difficult question.
What is it that leads people to post about other topics
in a thread that is meant to be about a very specific topic?

I'm hoping for specific answers, not vague ones like "getting
distracted" or "carried away by a thought."  Those do happen, but I
would expect them to happen regardless of what interface is in use.

If it is true that something about email conduces to this, we ought to
be able to figure out concretely what it is.  And then maybe a
concrete change in email usage might make it less likely.

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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