I don't have a lot of UI design experience but I do have considerable Bugzilla User Experience expertise and I'm of the opinion that we have far too many keywords for any kind of "ease of use" except by experts. Every keyword we add to that list makes all of the others that much less discoverable and useful. Any that we can remove (especially very limited ones like these) will improve the usability of the tool. OK, so there are two keywords which will either go away or be redefined. I won't have any keywords in our database that say "for netscape use only". I'm also guessing that these are pretty dead keywords. There are only a handful of open bugs with the keywords and most had it added about a year ago in the Netscape 6 RTM push. Unless I here objection from jglick who seems to be the only person still employed by netscape who has used these keywords I'll be removing the keywords from the few bugs that have them and then removing the keyword from Bugzilla. Jglick, if you really need to hold onto these keywords or the information they represent then I propose one of two changes. I can change the keyword to nsUE1 and nsUE2 and change definition to "Bugs which Netscape's UE group consider highest priority bugs to fix ASAP for User Interface" or something like that. The second (and the one I prefer if you really do need this info) is to remove the keyword from Bugzilla and move your flags into the status whiteboard. There really aren't enough to warrant 2 keywords and the usability loss associated with expanding the list.
cc'ing hangas and german for their opinion.
OK, I found 13 bugs with these keywords. Removed the keyword and moved to status whiteboard (most of these were not added by me, or added per the request of someone else, so I didn't want to loose the info completely). Keywords can be killed now.
d'oh! Sorry I missed the Resolved/Closed ones.
no problem. I'm quick like that. Thanks again.
There must be a way programmatically to remove keywords without causing the mail notifications :-) Unfortunately, I don't turn off the notifications.
Lisa, there is. I'm an idiot. I can delete without first removing the keywords and they will be removed silently. It wasn't always so and I suck for spamming everyone before checking to see if it was possible.