[development] Voting on issues (was Re: How to post bug reportsandpatches)

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Wed Nov 5 08:30:23 UTC 2008

On Nov 4, 2008, at 11:54 PM, Larry Garfield wrote:

> That's an easy fix.  Any time an issue is marked closed by cron,  
> clear all
> votes on that issue.  Then you get them back to reallocate elsewhere.

We decided not to do it that way for a few reasons:

a) If an issue was accidentally or prematurely marked 'closed', you'd  
lose all the vote data.  Granted, the 2-week cron closer would rule  
out the accidental ones, so I guess it's less of a concern if you do  
it via cron.  However, what about issues marked "duplicate", "won't  
fix", etc?  If people aren't used to reclaiming their votes, then  
people will probably forget about votes "lost" to these other states...

b) Dries said it would be a sense of accomplishment to visit the  
"issues you voted on" page, see stuff that was fixed/closed, and  
reclaim your votes.

> It is probably possible (although probably annoying to do in  
> project* D5) to
> also provide a page where you can see all of the votes you've cast  
> on what
> issues and provide an easy way for you to modify them.

It already does this.  Currently hard-coded and somewhat ugly:


Easily converted into a view if someone was motivated to spend time  
on it:


-Derek (dww)

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