~sircmpwn/todo.sr.ht#153: An ability to vote on tickets would be nice

I started using sr.ht recently and a few ideas I would like to see have already been reported. I would like to upvote on such tickets to indicate that it's something I would like to see as well, without necessarily having to comment - as it adds to more notifications.

Status
REPORTED
Submitter
~arunsathiya
Assigned to
No-one
Submitted
4 months ago
Updated
3 months ago
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~sircmpwn 4 months ago

I'm not saying no yet... but this is a deliberate omission. I don't know of any maintainers who actually use votes to govern their priorities, they're usually just a placebo that prevents me tooing.

~jpsamaroo 4 months ago

I think the more we allow people to publicly display interest in a ticket without them having to spend effort, the less likely they're going to be to actually try their hand at addressing the problem. Instead, maybe a better alternative is to use some UX trickery on todo (and other services) to make it more convenient for interested parties to actually contribute to the issue at hand instead of simply showing superficial interest in it. Like how Github has the Fork link at the top of pretty much every page in a repo, maybe we could do something similar, like adding links to the related git repo/mailing list(s) when we know that they're related (maybe this could be added alongside the metadata fields at the left as context?).

~grayhatter 4 months ago

As a developer, I like the me too button. The question comes down to, would you rather the ego boost from closing 20 issues, or get a counter of number of users who've bothered enough to click the I can duplicate this bug button?

Github has the reaction system, which helps reduce noise but no meaningful way to sort by how many users are actually having the issue.

~ssilva 4 months ago

I don't know of any maintainers who actually use votes to govern their priorities, they're usually just a placebo that prevents me tooing.

Perhaps we could have a I am affected by this bug button? That should be slightly more useful to maintainers.

~icefox 3 months ago

Honestly, preventing me too-ing seems like it may be a desirable goal in itself. There's a few different ways one could achieve this though.

~sircmpwn 3 months ago

Outside of this ticket, me too-ing seems to be pretty rare on sr.ht right now :)