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"Michael B. Trausch" 10-07-2008 02:32 PM

Bug affecting you should automatically subscribe to the bug
On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 03:18:09PM +0100, Tom Berger wrote:
> I've been thinking about this, and I'm not sure whether this is
> necessary. Sure, the UI for marking a bug as affecting you should
> change so that it requires less interaction (and it is changing), but
> if we make it possible for you to mark the bug as affecting you
> without going to a new page, it means that we won't be able to offer
> you a choice whether to subscribe or not. Bugs that you mark as
> affecting you are potentially also bugs with higher volume of traffic,
> and I think many people would rather not subscribe to them because
> they rather not receive a lot of mail.
> Tough question - it would be great to hear more opinions.

I have to say that I agree with the OP---if I click that a bug affects
me, I'd like to be subscribed, or at least make it easy. The current
page has a form with two radio buttons, "Does this bug affect you?".
Well, when you click the link, return a form with two fields, four
buttons. The first one would be "Does this bug affect you?" and the
second one would be "Do you want to subscribe to this bug?". Default
them to "Yes." Users who hate the mouse---like myself---will thank you,
because the defaults will be sane and reasonable, and for the default
case, will save a great deal of work.

I'd actually be in favor of removing the page hit altogether... add a
message to the top of the current page instead, saying "This bug has
been marked as affecting you, and you have been subscribed to the bug.
If you do not want to be subscribed to the bug, _click_here_ to be

There are a few areas in LP that could use streamlining like this,
IMHO. AJAX would be Launchpad's friend, for sure.

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Vid.A 10-08-2008 02:12 AM

Bug affecting you should automatically subscribe to the bug
On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 7:52 PM, Joey Stanford <> wrote:
>>> If a certain bug affects me I get this option where I say yes I am affected
>>> by the bug.
>>> Shouldn't that make me automatically subscribe the bug.
> I for one would not want to be subscribed as I get too much mail as it
> is! :-) I would like to tell the developers "Hey, I been bitten by
> this too so please find some time to look into it" unless it's
> something that is completely blocking me (like bzr failing or my
> ethernet card not working) in which case I'd like to subscribe.
> I do like the idea of allowing someone to subscribe the branch while
> also indicating that affects me.

Completely agree :) In the past, I have got bug notices when not
subscribed so keeping both options available to LP users sounds neat.

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