Any reason for the limit? I understand somewhat having a limit (although I disagree unless spam is a serious issue) but having 1 as the limit makes the functionality rather redundant for that category.
I find votes really useful. I’d like it to be lifted.
As far as I can tell, voting on bugs is a placebo for users, to make them feel like they have an effect on development prioritization, but this isn’t the case; nobody looks at votes them to prioritize work. For this reason, many Bugzilla products have disabled voting. The ones that haven’t probably didn’t realize they could.
If there’s any change to be made here, it would be to globally disable voting, to avoid giving people the wrong impressions.
Correct me if I’m wrong but I thought you have increased the importance of some bugs in the past? Was it not because of the voting but the amount reports? Or the amount of People subscribing to the bug?
Has this change been made? As far as I can tell, I cannot vote for bugs anymore (there is no vote option in the form). Also the My Votes link says “You are currently not voting on any bugs” for me. But I’m still receiving email notifications of bugs I’ve previously voted on!
Given what Nate has written, it seems that, the only factor affecting the priority of any given Bug Report is, the text content written by the bug’s reporter.
Only those who can effectively formulate the text of the issue being reported, will enjoy a response by the developers …
Not a classless society but, just the same as democracy, to date a better solution hasn’t been found …
(BTW: I’ve misquoted Winston Spencer Churchill … )
All in all, I prefer to refer to “Bug Reports” and “Error Reports” as –
The reason being, most developers have expended their best efforts to write the code and, despite that effort, someone notices that something could, possibly, be changed …
And, we wish to point out the need for a code change as politely as possible …
Yep. There is no voting option (even for unvoting) showing on the bug.
Interestingly, unlike how I saw in my earlier comment (Strange category bug vote limits at bugs.kde.org - #6 by johnveness), the My Bugs link in the top-right no longer says “You are currently not voting on any bugs” but instead now shows me three Okular bugs I voted on! (Maybe the Okular devs re-enabled bugs for that product). So My Bugs would allow me to remove my votes for Okular but not for votes in other products.
I see in https://bugs.kde.org/userprefs.cgi?tab=email I can turn off being emailed for bugs I’ve voted on. This doesn’t remove the votes but would solve the email notification problem for me I guess, and other users could do the same.
Feels a little messy, though. Is there no admin interface to remove all existing votes?
Sorry, that’s what I meant in my earlier comment, when I incorrectly said My Bugs - I meant My Votes. For me it only shows me three Okular bugs I’ve voted on, not the dozens of others, and not ones I’m still getting notification emails about.