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Please create Bug Reporting Best Practices blog post at the QTE blog.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. ยท View Herald TranscriptJul 15 2020, 3:45 PM
zeljkofilipin triaged this task as Medium priority.Jul 15 2020, 3:45 PM
zeljkofilipin moved this task from Inbox to Blog on the Quality-and-Test-Engineering-Team (QTE) board.

This might be already covered by https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_report_a_bug , if I don't misunderstand?

Hey Andre, this is just a blog post that will be posted to the QTE blog, and like I said, originally I set this up because of my experience filing over 400 bugs at Apple, so I just wanted to share the lessons I learned there.

This certainly isn't meant to replace the already posted wikimedia guidelines, so my apologies if that's what it came off as. I actually think that page is already very helpful and I doubt my blog post will have anything to add that hasnt been covered already in the "How to report a bug" instructions. Of course if there's anything I could contribute I would be happy to, so just let me know if that's the case.

Ah, thanks a lot! Looking forward to potential improvement ideas! :)

Thanks, I've added some quick comments.
I think it would also be good if that document would not contradict with https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_report_a_bug

zeljkofilipin added a comment.EditedOct 7 2020, 3:10 PM

I'm reading @jbolorinos-ctr's draft blog post and @Aklapper's comments and I have a few comments.

  • @Aklapper is mostly thinking about anybody (developer, tester, volunteer) reporting a bug. @jbolorinos-ctr is mostly thinking about people paid to report bugs (like members of Quality-and-Test-Engineering-Team (QTE) team). Please correct me if I'm wrong.
  • It would probably be the best to link to How to report a bug at the very beginning of the post.
  • The post should start with a disclaimer that it's a personal view on the topic and not an official document, to avoid any confusion.
  • The title should probably be changed from Bug Reporting Best Practices to something like Bug Reporting Tips, to avoid any confusion.

This might be already covered by https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_report_a_bug , if I don't misunderstand?

Maybe we weren't clear on why @jbolorinos-ctr is writing this article. We are trying to create some content for Quality-and-Test-Engineering-Team (QTE) blog. We are not trying to contradict the existing documentation. Blog posts are personal views on the topic. They should be clearly marked as such, to avoid any confusion.

@jbolorinos-ctr do you still want to do this? Do you want to pair on writing the first article?

Hey @zeljkofilipin, yes next week is my final push for fundraising banners, so after that I will definitely get this published. I would appreciate another pairing session yes, if early Jan sometime would work for you? Should I just go ahead and find a time on your calendar?

@jbolorinos-ctr sure, just find an empty slot in my calendar in January!