On Thu, 2010-11-04 at 19:44 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
From a practical point of view, as a bug reporter, when I get mass
notifications to update scores of bugs that were opened years ago, and
that the people owning the component never bothered to respond on (even
to confirm they were alive), I just /dev/null the result and never look
at it again.
Sometimes people ask me why I let bugs get autoclosed when they hit the
same problems months later, but really, I don't see the point of
spending hours to re-test reports, when no one could spend minutes to
ask for (human) confirmation.
I think that is fine. It's not your responsibility to retest a bug you
no longer care about. If someone else cares and retests, they ideally
would be able to reopen it, but Bugzilla currently doesn't allow that
). If no one
cares, the bug may not be worth fixing.