Bug 459076 - "File a Bug" should show common places to report bugs for new users
Summary: "File a Bug" should show common places to report bugs for new users
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 340420
Alias: None
Product: bugs.kde.org
Classification: Websites
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: KDE sysadmins
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-09-14 00:52 UTC by doncbugs
Modified: 2022-09-14 17:27 UTC (History)
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Description doncbugs 2022-09-14 00:52:56 UTC
For better or for worse, KDE's bug reporting process could probably be made more accessible for new users. For first time reporters, clicking "File a Bug" and having hundreds of things immediately dumped on you is rather discouraging. I think at bare minimum, a few things like the "Kde" category to report bugs when you are not sure where to put them could be pinned to the top of the list.

Some potential improvements in reducing seek time:
Alphabetical indexing to skip ahead
Folding large categories into trees. For example, "Apps" or "Frameworks"
In a very ideal world, we would have pictures , at least for the apps or big categories

1. Try to file a bug
2. Click "File a Bug"

Get lost trying to search for which jargon could possibly be related to what you saw.

Get a little lost, but get closer to the right thing and be able to somewhat verify whether the place you're reporting your bug to is what you think it is.

Ultimately, there are many limitations to this and even if it were to be successfully implemented, there would probably be a greater cost of lower quality bug reports to sort through.
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2022-09-14 17:27:48 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 340420 ***