It's the same as on the forums - most people seem to believe that they are the only person to, for instance, notice the 10 CR restock bug. So they don't search the bugs for 'restock', they just raise another. Which is why there are 24(!) unconfirmed issues for that one issue (and there is a confirmed one).Some one said that a one letter difference in the title of a report got past it, so it needs some fuzzy logic.
because if such measures wasn't in place it would quickly turn into a spam bots stomping groundsI have finally managed to access the issue tracker and i'm kind of appalled at the crappy job Frontier has done. Why the hell do i have to pick out fire hydrants, bikes, cars etc. TWICE before i can even post a bug report? Why can't i upload gifs - or more than four files for that matter? Why can't we format the text?
What the hell FDev? Is this your new strategy? Discouraging people from even reporting bugs? Can i get an explanation for this? Is this intended?
Multiple occurances of the same issue are a direct result from the limitations of the issue tracker. It's very inconvenient to search or just look through the issuelist.the issue tracker would be far more effective if everyone would stop posting about the same issue multiple times and search first and confirm there at the orignal regardless of platform, or have a system in place that'll detect if an issue already has been posted. right now theres at least 20 or more posts about the FSS issue, multiple posts about the crash on exit, multiple posts about indefinite witchspace jump and so on. the issue tracker is a huge mess.
because if such measures wasn't in place it would quickly turn into a spam bots stomping grounds