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Re: uneven handling of issues

From: E.J. Zufelt <lists@zufelt.ca>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 11:19:22 -0500
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <78F88608-7C17-406B-9824-859097D50658@zufelt.ca>
To: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
On 2011-11-19, at 10:29 AM, Shelley Powers wrote:
> There are some changes that might help tame the chaos, especially for those of us on the outside looking in:
> 
> First, stop posting the bug reports to the email list. Too many are garbage and clutter the list. And there are a significant number coming from kids who get a kick out of posting certain words and seeing them show up on the HTML WG email list.

> 
> In line with this, remove the comment box from the spec. People should file comments through a formal system that requires a name--either this email list, the HTML WG email list, or Bugzilla. After all, how can you verify whether a bug fix resolves the bug requestor's concern if the bug was submitted anonymously via a comment box?
> 
I am 100% in support of these two suggestions. Those who wish to follow bugzilla reports on the spec, I am including myself as one who wishes to do this, should subscribe separately to the bugzilla tracker.

I also see no rationale for allowing public anonymous comments on the spec. Without analyzing the data, my intuition is that the signal to noise ratio is close to 0.

> 
> Second, is there anyway to post a difference annotation between the editor's draft and the Last Call document, so we can see the changes being made? If nothing else, perhaps a list of changes? Following the WHATWG twitter feed seems counter-intuitive, and forcing people to look at CVS or other logs may be all cool and geeky, but not particularly good communication.
> 
No to mention that many of these other tools are not particularly accessible to persons with certain types of disabilities. A clear and concise list of differences would be quite useful.
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