Stop bugzilla bot from marking issues as "RESOLVED ARCHIVED".

Josef 'Jeff' Sipek jeffpc at
Fri Mar 1 06:07:54 EST 2019

On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 21:33:31 -0500, Augie Fackler wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 03:31:11AM +0530, Faheem Mitha wrote:
> > practice was a good idea, anyway?
> Without the bot, the bug backlog grows without bound. Nobody actually
> checks to see if old bugs are fixed, and eventually the bugtracker
> becomes a disaster and not useful.

I have to say that at the beginning of this thread, I 100% agreed with
Faheem but you managed to change my mind.

I think that it'd be a *huge* improvement if the message the bot used to
archive the bugs included "kinder" words.  That is, explain to whoever filed
the bug why the bug was closed and that reopening it is ok.  The current
message certainly evokes a "why did I even bother?" feeling which only
discourages reporting of new issues - and some of those issues are probably
serious bugs and not just minor nits.


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