the presence of hidden comments should be more noticeable




12 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Gavin, Unassigned)



Right now, the only way to notice that a bug has private comments is to look at the comment numbers and notice gaps. For installations like b.m.o where this feature is used only when absolutely necessary, this makes it harder to ensure that private comments are not abused, and also can lead to confusing comment sequences that sometimes don't make sense unless you notice that there's a hidden comment.

I think there should be a thin indicator line that makes the presence of a hidden comment more noticeable, something small enough that it doesn't waste screen space. Just a simple line like "You are not authorized to view comment #3", or something similar.
Assignee: general → create-and-change
Component: Bugzilla-General → Creating/Changing Bugs

Comment 1

12 years ago
Yeah, this does make some sense to me. Just the "Comment 3 is restricted" would be fine. This should probably be controlled by a parameter, as corporate users may not want to make it so obvious.
Version: unspecified → 2.23.3

Comment 2

12 years ago
No need for a param. Please avoid having params for every piece of the software. ;)

Comment 3

12 years ago
Note that private comments have their own class. If an admin wants to hide them completely, he can add "display:none" to the class in the CSS file.
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