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visitor's path to filing bugs

From: Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:01:23 +0000
To: Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com>
CC: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CF72C0AE.D5D3D%julee@adobe.com>
Hi, Jen:

Amelia brings up a good point in her initial feedback email[1] about filing bugs (excerpted below). Also, we talked about the removal of “Issues” from the global navigation. I was unclear as to why we would do that, but I’m sure you have a good reason. So, would you kindly clarify the following:

  1.  Why would we remove a global link to the bug base, when our target visitors should be encouraged to file bugs at this stage?
  2.  What will be the alternative navigation schema to get visitors to where they can file bugs?

Much appreciated!


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webplatform/2014Apr/0038.html

Julee Burdekin
Content Strategist
Adobe Web Platform

From: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com<mailto:amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>>
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:29 PM
To: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org<mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>>
Subject: Fwd: Organizing information for new contributors
Resent-From: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org<mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>>
Resent-Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:18 AM

* Filing Bugs, http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Filing_Bugs

The only link I've discovered to this very useful page is within body text at the bottom of the main docs and community pages.  Would it make sense to have the "ISSUES" link in the navigation header redirect here instead of going straight to the project issue tracker?  Or would that be frustrating for regular users who already know how to report bugs and just want to go straight to the bug list?

At the very least, there should be a link to this page from the top of http://project.webplatform.org/ (if possible), to provide context and guidance for anyone who follows the "ISSUES" link to report a simple bug.

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