Project Bugs page doesn't show who's subscribed to the project's bug reports

Bug #1026599 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2012-07-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself

Bug Description

1. Go to <>.

What you see:
* A list of bug reports.
* A list of tags.

What you should see:
* A list of bug reports.
* A list of tags.
* A list of people who are subscribed to the project's bug reports.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) wrote :

I don't think we want to do this. The subscriber list is noise and a performance issue. I think a practical compromise is to list the number of subscribers and a link to see the subscribers. This si the same approach we have discussed to solve the subscriber lists shown on bug pages.

Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: bugs javascript lp-bugs projects subscribers ui
William Grant (wgrant) wrote :

Note that this portlet already exists, and is shown on +subscribe.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Seeing who is involved with the bugs for a project or package helps in understanding whether you have the right one. For example, it would help in telling the difference between <> and <>, or between <> and <>.

If you're new to reporting bugs on a particular project or package, seeing the subscriber list can help you realize that you know one of the contributors on IM/IRC, so you can check with them if necessary about whether you're reporting the bug in the right place.

On the bug report page, replacing the subscriber list with a count would increase noise, because there would be less visible discouragement for people to post unproductive comments. Seeing the subscriber list is the equivalent of being able to see the other people in a room where you're talking.

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