Many ideas on brainstorm are just bugs, and brainstorm is not for bugs, its for ideas. If you got a bug, go to launchpad. Obviously not everyone new to ubuntu knows that, so they post it here as an idea. There should be some warning, most likely when you're submitting a new idea, that that's the way it is.
Of course there's something wrong with reporting bugs here. It's a duplication of effort. Redundant information, that risks not being seen by the people working on a project who actually care about its bugs. Moreover, there's no way brainstorm can be filled with good ideas if it's swamped by the hundreds of thousands of bugs that is the sum of bugs in ubuntu projects. This not only jeopardises each project's bug reporting system; it threatens brainstorm, too. It's a SERIOUS oversight that brainstorm wasn't designed to avoid that problem. Just look at the work that went into making launchpad's bug system work with external bug reporting tools. There's no way a simple site like brainstorm can do that right.
i disagree. brainstorm is an easy bug reporter. bug reporting is generally a pain in the arse. brainstorm makes it easy and fun for anyone to do, really quickly. then those who care and have the time can turn them into 'official' bug reports
Look guys, the reality is, all the bugs I've seen reported here, aren't specific enough and developers can act on them at all. And because there is no feedback loop, it doesn't help (they cant contact the poster).
So posting specific bugs here is stupid. Use launchpad instead. Thats got a feedback loop and better tracking.
None of the bugs here will be fixed because its all "Fix rhythmbox crashing on me" blah blah blah. But no clues to developers whatsoever why its crashing because theres no crash dump, or anything.
I would like to thank you for this post. You are correct 100%. These should be new ideas or new enhancements to the OS. I have had to down a lot of ideas for the fact they actually are bugs of third party software.