Remember bug 64237? We are getting to the point now where 10 is too few. I have way over 10 bugs I consider equally important. How about raising this number to 25? Some stats: Number of unfixed bugs (UNCOMFIRMED, NEW, ASSIGNED, REOPENED): 21039 Number of unfixed bugs with at least 1 vote: 3463 Number of unfixed bugs with at least 5 votes: 687 Number of unfixed bugs with at least 15 votes: 152 Number of unfixed bugs with at least 30 votes: 55 Number of unfixed bugs with at least 30 votes: 20 So out of this whole community, there is only 55 bugs that deservers 30 or more votes? Most of the votes are solitary votes in bugs because people just don't have enough votes to go around. Also, notice how few of the unfixed bugs are votes for - less than 20%. 3% Have at least 5 votes. more than 17000 open bugs have 0 votes!
->moz.org specific not browser Confirming RFE.
since Asa would probably be the one to make the decision, i'm moving this ...
>Most of the votes are solitary votes in bugs because people just don't have enough votes to go around. No. Most (all) of the votes are solitary because you're only allowed to put one vote on a bug. There are 16,000 bugzilla accounts that have filed a bug. Each of those accounts has 10 browser and 10 mailnews votes available. That's slightly more than 300,000 potential votes. Only a tiny fraction of those are being used so to suggest that people have all run out of votes is silly.
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i agree that this bug should be taken off the wontfix list, because mozilla has grown so much bigger and has so many different rfe/bugs that 10 is now as limiting as 5 was previously. just to point this out, the original bug (for more than 5) was opened on 2001-01-03. this bug (for more than 10) was opened on 2001-12-11. now it's 2003-08-20, over 2.5 years after the original bug and 1.5 since this bug was submitted. it's chronologically time to double the votes again, imho. :)
Hi CJ :-) That's why I created the bug. I knew eventually it would be reopened, so I wasn't concerned about it being WONTFIXed at that time. I think that 20-30 would be a good number.
well, speaking of votes, now that this bug has been reopened, shouldn't we be allowed to vote for it? i see no voting link.
That's cause it wasn't accepted yet :-)
Asa said this is WONTFIX. Why did you reopen it?
That was 2 years ago, almost.
So we have to vote in comments. I give this rfe my 11th vote. But make this rfe component independent. I need more votes in Mail than in Browser. So may others...
Agreed - it's MailNews where my votes are always all used up too. Re: comment 10 We really need bug 74507 fixed, so that we can vote for both that and this.
in case it isn't obvious, votes are per product. what we don't have is a way to vote against bugs. i'd probably vote against this one.
Comment 16: Don't worry, we know that. There could be even another way around this problem. The semantics of voting could be changed from "I vote for this bug, because it is one of 10 highest priority bugs to me" to "I have also seen this bug and it is worth my time marking it in bugzilla". Then the number of allowed "votes" wouldn't be restricted. Currently, we find a bug with 10 votes. What does it mean? 10 people find this bug very important for them - more important than other bugs. Ok. Now, are these 10 people real powerusers who have found some serious problem hidden in the most advanced but hidden corner of mozilla functionality? But noone else uses this stuff. Or, do 100000 people around the world see this bug every day, but it isn't that important to use 1 precious vote out of 10 for it. Which case would be more important to the fixers? This is what the reported meant. 17000 bugs with no votes. Because nobody felt those bugs are THAT important. But they exist if they weren't INVALIDated. I don't know if this would change the number of votes dramatically, thus ruining the purpose of them. But from my experience, I have seen about 20 bugs in Mozilla myself (some of them already reported), which I would like see fixed. Browsing bugzilla, I found some more RFEs I liked. But I have only 10 votes (per component). I voted just for the most important bugs. Now the problem - subjective opinion of various people: If other people voted the same bug, fine, it may get many votes and get fixed. If they voted other bugs, the votes per bug get very sparse. The bugs I couldn't vote for may never ever get any votes, because everybody acted like me - that bugs aren't the top priority. But everybody may encounter them when using Mozilla. Anyway, I would personally give only about 50 votes instead of 10. I don't know how other people behave, or how much time they have for looking through bugzilla and voting for almost any bug. Comment 3: You got the point. There are still many votes left. But they are allocated to people who don't care voting here. The people who see real bugs and could put some weight on emphasizing them are already out of votes. Just my opinion.
voting for the browser (mozilla) component allows only 10 votes. firefox allows 100 votes, it would be good if the browser allowed for at least 50 bugs.
As I see it, the real reason for the existence of the voting system is to allow users to say "me too" without adding useless comments. Upping the number of votes (perhaps even to unlimited) will help keep bug discussions technical. BTW,
If we made them unlimited, people could just vote for everything, which would severely dilute their value.
I find it highly unlikely that anyone would vote for "everything". What would their motive be? This would just cancel the effectiveness of either of their votes, not to mention the pain of going through such mass voting sessions. Furthermore, I bet that only a very small minority of b.m.o users is even CCed to more than 1000 bugs out of the 260,000 that we have in the database at this stage. Out of the 773 bugs I'm personally CCed to, I might have bothered to vote for half of them. By voting to a lot of bugs, users don't break the authenticity of the votes, they actually do the opposite - they help this system provide much more accurate results. Currently, the low limit prevents users from voting to many bugs they deem important, this won't happen with unlimited amount of votes (or 500 per product, to be on the safe side). Prog.
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First of all, let me say that I think it's ironic that I can't vote for this bug. Because I can't vote for it, I'll add my two cents here. A limit of 10 votes is just too small. Mozilla has grown so large and has so many bugs, you can consider it to be a kind of inflation, and therefore the vote limit needs to keep up with inflation. Instead of hard-coding the number, how about just saying the limit is 0.1% of the total number of bugs?
i agree with previous post. 0.001 (0.1%) is a good figure. make the count for number of allowed votes be based on bugs marked as ASSIGNED, NEW, REOPENED, UNCONFIRMED.
Or any custom states such as NEEDINFO, that might also refer to an open bug. Sounds like an excellent idea.
Imho bugs.kde.org has the most functional voting system of any OSS project. You get a certain number of votes and can apportion them among bugs however you see fit, like the Condorcet method. There are also limits to the number of votes you can assign to a particular bug and to a particular subproject. Personally, I like to be able to put a smaller priority vote on a bug that I just want to keep an eye on, but perhaps can't reproduce reliably or don't really care about.
What about weighted votes with the lowest weight votes having no limitations? Example: Weight | Allowed votes -------------------------- 5 | 1 4 | 2 3 | 4 2 | 8 1 | 16 .5 | No limit Therefore, people could make all the .5 votes they want, but it'd take 2 of them in a bug to equal one normal vote.
Browser's been replaced (as I understand it) with Core, and my Core allowed voted are currently standing at 12 used out of 10000. Temporary glitch?
New product "Mozilla Application Suite" has 10000 votes too.
Most of my Browser votes have moved into Core, and most of my MailNews votes have moved into Mozilla Application Suite. But whatever happens to different people's distribution of votes, or even if bugs are still in the process of being moved between products, it seems that this would make having more than 10 votes even more essential.