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Old 19 Aug 2005, 15:13
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RC3: Call for Bug Reports

Originally Posted by Kier
I'm pleased to say that we are gearing up here to release vB 3.5.0 RC3 in the coming days, but before we do so I'd like to make an appeal for bug reports.

Unfortunately with many recent releases, particularly of 3.5 RC1 and RC2 we have made the release, only to be inundated within hours with many bug reports, detailing problems that existed before the release of the latest version.

This makes development very difficult, so this is a request for anyone that thinks they may have found a bug in vBulletin 3.5 in its current incarnation to formalize the problem by making a bug report here.

Please don't leave the problem to someone else, thinking that someone else may have found the problem and will report it - if you believe that you have found a problem, please report it yourself!

It doesn't matter if the problem is minor or major, and it doesn't matter if what you think is a bug turns out not to be so - the worst that can happen is that your bug report is labelled as bogus and nobody will think any less of you for making the report.

The only other thing I would ask is that if you make (or have made) a bug report, please keep an eye on it, as the developers may ask specific questions that you will need to answer in order for the problem to be reproduced and rectified.

Thanks everyone.
This was posted by Kier on the vBulletin.com forum.
It would be great if the coders and users here also reported anything they may come across.
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Old 19 Aug 2005, 15:27
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Hrm.. I wish Kier made a discussion thread based on that announcement as I'd have loved to voice my personal opinion on the fact that only recently have bugs been reported that date pre-RC status.

I only upgraded to RC2 recently because I decided that the majority of major bugs in 3.5.0's code would have been discovered by now.. Any bugs that I've come across, I have reported them and I'm sure it's the same for several others too.. If bugs are still coming in throughout the RC's, it's simple; don't release the Gold version until it is ready. The whiners can wait, an unstable 3.5.0 option is there - it's up to them if they take it or not.
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Old 19 Aug 2005, 15:37
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I know that I recently found some bugs in areas that I don't ordinarily use that often. I think the more obscure bugs are coming out over time.
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Old 19 Aug 2005, 17:16
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I didn't know that people were moaning for the GOLD version, though it is quite sad to hear that pre-RC bugs are still being reported when in actual fact we need to squash these things as soon as their found, oh well it all makes a better product i suppose.
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Old 20 Aug 2005, 00:00
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pre-Rc bugs are always reported because people are not updating their 3.5 ... that's all...

also, if no new bug is found, maybe it's because the release is stable... i don't see why we always have to have hundreds of bug reports per day...
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 01:11
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TBH, I think they need to be more positive to bug reports - having your report labelled as "bogus" is a term that will put many people off ever reporting again - and indeed, the reaction to some of the bugs I have posted has dented my enthusiasm on reporting any more.
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 05:59
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Originally Posted by Paul M
TBH, I think they need to be more positive to bug reports - having your report labelled as "bogus" is a term that will put many people off ever reporting again - and indeed, the reaction to some of the bugs I have posted has dented my enthusiasm on reporting any more.
Not a bad point to raise. Maybe repost that at vB.com.
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 06:23
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Not a bad point to raise. Maybe repost that at vB.com.
yea i never understood that... why not just lable them [Solved] because in the end thats really what they are no? meaning bug or not the issue has been resolved
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 07:40
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yea i never understood that... why not just lable them [Solved] because in the end thats really what they are no? meaning bug or not the issue has been resolved
'Solved' would make it look like it was really a bug. Honestly the bogus label doesn't bother me, it's used nearly everywhere anyway.
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 08:27
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Bogus is a bit of a pain. I hardly ever report bugs but that's probaly because my site doesn't get hammered in the same way as most others do. When I do find something though I always report it and then it's either labelled as duplicate, which I don't mind, or bogus, which makes me think 'Why bother?'
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 08:52
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"Works for me" is the one I don't really like. We get enough of that here already.
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 16:24
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ya.. terminology in the bugs system of vb.com is not really userfriendly, but it's the usual terms used in commercial/pro bug reports... if you don't like the terms, just forget the terms...

it's like working at McDonald, you may not like ketchup, but you will continue to make BigMacs for the clients anyway...
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Old 22 Aug 2005, 16:29
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"bogus" could be "False" (as in false report)
"Works for me" could be "Cannot reproduce"
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Old 22 Aug 2005, 16:32
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Works for me almost sounds like a brush-off where Cannot reproduce at least sounds like they are trying to find it.
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Old 22 Aug 2005, 16:35
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Originally Posted by Boofo
Works for me almost sounds like a brush-off where Cannot reproduce at least sounds like they are trying to find it.
Cannot reproduce would imply that the issue does not exist at all.

'Bogus' as been used for years in most of the bug trackers I've used. Keep in mind that this system is mainly for the developers and it doesn't have to be that user friendly.
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