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Re: rejecting administrivia bugs

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: rejecting administrivia bugs
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 21:14:24 +0200

Glenn Morris wrote:
> Eric Blake wrote:
>> Coreutils got two separate administrivia bugs created today:
> I removed them altogether. This is easy for me to do; you don't even
> need to close them.

Thanks, Glen.

> I'll take this mail as carte blanche to remove any such that may crop up
> in future. Remind me if they are still there after say a week.
>> I squelched them at the mailman interface so they didn't hit the list
>> archives, but is there any way to reject them earlier at the debbugs
>> interface so that they don't even waste a bug number?  Pretty much any
>> bug report where the subject and/or body is [un]subscribe, without any
>> other useful content, is unlikely to be a real bug.
> At least one was held for debbugs-submit moderation. I would have
> rejected it, had I seen it, but someone else accepted it before I saw
> it.
> Bugnumbers are not in short supply, but I added a rule to reject
> ^Subject: (un)?subscribe$

Good idea.

> BTW, coreutils gets a trickle of "help me with my general Ubuntu
> problem" type mails. I reject these when I see them. I see from the
> coreutils archives that you started looking into this before, to see why
> people were doing this. For some reason they still do it.

Happily, it seems the flow rate of the trickle is decreasing.

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