User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 The Help! page for Bug Flags, http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/flag-help.html, only discusses Attachment Flags, and is in fact entitled "How the New Attachment Statuses Work". While the actual meanings of the SELECT options (+ / - / ?) is the same for both flag types, the help page should also discuss what the Bug Flags themselves are for. I'm guessing that they are equivalent to keyword targeting (e.g., nsbeta+), but the reason for help pages is that so users don't have to guess at functionality. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open any Mozilla bug 2. Click on the "Help!" link next to the Flags caption at right Actual Results: I was taken to an explanation of Attachment Flags Expected Results: I should have been taken to a page that explained what Bug Flags are for. This information could be included in the Attachment Flags page to avoid duplicating the explanation of what the SELECT options mean, but it should be available.
flag help page is bmo specific Theres also anoterh bug about allowing people to see the descriptions for the flags.
Assignee: matthew → endico
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Documentation → Bugzilla: Other moz.org Issues
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Bugzilla → mozilla.org
QA Contact: matty → myk
Version: unspecified → other
Somebody PLEASE fix this. It's been two years since it was reported and it makes it hard for the general public to understand the status of bugs.
The page in question discusses attachment flags as "here's how they're different from what we used to have" perspective. Bug flags were a completely new thing. This is also a local hack, and it's been plenty long enough for people to have completely forgotten all about the old attachment statuses. In my opinion we need to remove this page outright from b.m.o (it's a local hack) and get the help for it and/or visible descriptions dealt with upstream in Bugzilla itself.
Assignee: endico → justdave
Priority: -- → P3
Created attachment 182977 [details] Explanation of the flags Very basic like the old page...for temp use until a permanent page can be created. Updated pic in next attacment
Created attachment 182979 [details] left aligned picture aligned the picture on the left, looked weird in center
Created attachment 182983 [details] looks like bugzilla.org support pages now no more plain html, looks like the support pages now. only thing someone will have to edit is the bottom part where it says " Document History Edit this Page " I donno how exactly that works, so i'll let you guys figure that out.
Created attachment 182986 [details] last time sorry last version was done expect for the links somehow got converted to local file system. links updated to correct locations expect for one that you guys will have to change for wherever the first attachment will be located. change the address of this line <img src="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=182978"> sorry about all the attachments and obsoletes. and just seen that I could 'Check each existing attachment made obsolete by your new attachment.'
Comment on attachment 182986 [details] last time also marking this obsolete based on gavins comment on irc to make it more generic, with examples for the common flags. will do that in coming days since I have to exams to studyfor/take
Attachment #182986 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Created attachment 183032 [details] another attempt only thing that will need to be changed is the link to the two pictures and the links at the bottom to edit the page via the cvs
Created attachment 183037 [details] previous attachment tweaked a little An HTML definition list makes more sense semantically. Tweaked the text a little too.
Is there a page anywhere on the site that explains what the codenames such as 'aviary' mean? A link to that from the flags page would be useful. I also wonder whether there should be two definition lists, one for bug flags and one for patch flags, since they are unrelated.
Surely this general information needs to go in the Bugzilla Guide? Flags should probably have descriptions, viewable by tooltips when mousing over them. That would make it easier for people to understand what they are for. Gerv
This page will be gone with tonight's upgprade.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Component: Bugzilla: Other b.m.o Issues → General
Product: mozilla.org → bugzilla.mozilla.org
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