App submitters aren't understanding what the tagline is for

Bug #902453 reported by Scott Ritchie on 2011-12-10
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Developer registration portal
Low
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Bug Description

I've seen a lot of bad taglines submitted for apps. It needs explanatory text, so authors know that:

1) This is the short description, and will appear next to the app name in the package lists (eg under it in software center search results). Thus there is no need to duplicate the name - "Tic Tac Toe is a fun children's game" is a worse description than "Fun children's game"

2) By policy/standard, short descriptions don't start with articles ("The" or "A"). This makes sense in the search result context.

3) The short description can double as the comment= field in the package's .desktop file, ie the hover text you see in various parts of the interface (except Unity, apparently...)

David Planella (dpm) on 2013-07-06
no longer affects: ubuntudeveloperportal
Dave Morley (davmor2) on 2013-07-09
Changed in developer-portal:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu One web team (ubuntuone-web)
tags: added: u1-by-user u1-on-production
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2014-11-12
Changed in developer-portal:
assignee: Registry Administrators (registry) → nobody
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