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Re: Preventing loss of useful information when closing bugs as duplicates.



On Saturday 09 February 2008 08:34:40 pm Andrew Farris wrote:
> Lex Hider wrote:
> > Should all comments for bugs closed as duplicates be added to the
> > original bug.
> >
> > It seems to me that useful information is lost when closing bugs as
> > duplicate.
> >
> > Here's an example that lead me to think about this:
> >
> > ORIGINAL:  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=237393
> > DUPLICATE: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=355151
> >
> > While it is clearly a duplicate bug, to me it seems clear that the
> > duplicate bug contains a lot of useful and relevant information.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Lex.
>
> That might be a bad mess for bugs that are marked duplicate accidentally,
> incorrectly, or just fat-fingered as duplicate of the wrong bug number.  It
> would cause a weird mixing of comments that don't follow easily from the
> previous as well.
>
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> Daniel Geer ----                                                           
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Couldn't removing a duplicate remove comments just like I'm suggesting that 
marking duplicate add them.

Is the use case of bug triager making a mistake a valid enough reason to 
discount this feature?


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