10 votes

Memory leak (Very relevant to 18.04/GNOME 2.6+) Question put on hold for being opinion based, but it is not

This is my analysis, which is based on my knowing how the site runs/operates. Note that since I helped close your question, this is my justifications. The community is free to cast reopen votes if ...
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8 votes

Making a 'master thread' for bugs and workarounds for Ubuntu 15.04 issues and bugs?

This suggestion is ultimately in conflict with the actual purpose of the site and the guidelines and regulations/rules within the Help Center. Here's the big considerations: Bugs are still offtopic ...
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8 votes
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Please don't close questions that are for "developers"

You're misinterpreting the Help Center information. Firstly, 18.04 is offtopic as it is in development and not yet 'stable'. That's the first and foremost issue with the question you've linked. We ...
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7 votes

Please don't close questions that are for "developers"

I think you have misinterpreted the Help Center advice. Questions about developing software for Ubuntu are on-topic. That's what it means by "Ubuntu developers". Questions asking developers to fix ...
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6 votes

Revealing bug report considered answer?

Yes. We aren't a bug tracker, so linking people to the right place is pretty important for letting them know what's going on, and often when things will be fixed, if they will at all. Additional ...
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3 votes
Accepted

Revealing bug report considered answer?

I agree. Simply stating "this is a known bug, here's the bug report" is a pretty crappy answer. If that's all the answer that can be given, it would be better to just close the question as a bug ...
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1 vote

Revealing bug report considered answer?

That question is one of the reasons why we have the OT>bug close reason. The reporter "fixed" his issue, and everyone else is kept having the same bug! If you read Joseph comment he asks for some ...
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1 vote

The close reason "Off topic" -> "Bug reports..." is still confusing

IMHO, the phrase "Bug reports and problems specific to development version of Ubuntu should be reported on Launchpad so that developers can see, track and fix these issues." is an excellent reason and ...
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1 vote

Are bugs necessarily off-topic?

Sometimes it's not obvious if it's a bug, a design feature, or user error. Last night I posted this question. I do not know if this is incorrect configuration by me, working as intended, or an ...
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1 vote

Are bugs necessarily off-topic?

Days ago I got a question marked as off-topic for being a bug. However, at the time the question was closed there was no bug reported at Launchpad, nor had I a clear indication of what was exactly ...

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