In a recent question about problems with Ask Ubuntu, the topic of low-quality, incomplete, pseudo-bug-report questions came up. From What to do with questions that describe known bugs?, I was under the impression that problems needed to be duly processed, identified, and linked to bug reports to be closed as such. However...
We're supposed to be sending those [referencing this] to Launchpad. I usually leave a comment when something should be a bug and vote to close. – Jorge Castro
Don't we need a bug link to close? While it's nice to talk about what we should do, in practice identifying problems and finding/creating their bug reports is a pretty daunting administrative burden. Meanwhile, dumping a question like that on AU takes twenty seconds. – Me
We're a Q+A site, not a bug tracker for people who don't want to use a bug tracker. – Jorge Castro
I'd like it that way, but the voted consensus here indicates that it should be a known bug to close. Am I misinterpreting it? (If so, free cocktails for everyone) – Me
So, do I have to buy drinks for everyone?