UE1 and UE2 keywords must die




17 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: asa, Assigned: asa)





17 years ago
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.

Comment 1

17 years ago
cc'ing hangas and german for their opinion.

Comment 2

17 years ago
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.

Comment 3

17 years ago
thanks Jennifer!
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 4

17 years ago
d'oh! Sorry I missed the Resolved/Closed ones.

Comment 5

17 years ago
no problem. I'm quick like that.  Thanks again.

Comment 6

17 years ago
There must be a way programmatically to remove keywords without causing the mail
notifications :-)   Unfortunately, I don't turn off the notifications.

Comment 7

17 years ago
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. 
Component: Bugzilla: Keywords & Components → Administration
Product: mozilla.org → bugzilla.mozilla.org
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