Mysterious "Affiliation: ♥" text and icon in person chooser

Bug #1044435 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas
This bug affects 1 person
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Bug Description

While choosing a bug assignee, I did a search, and the first result had "Affiliation: ♥" at the end.

I don't know what this means. Does it mean the person is my friend? Are they a member of a team that has a heart as its icon? Are they in any team that I am also in?

Mousing over the text and icon produces no tooltip (not that it should, since this popup is just a combo box with delusions of grandeur, and combo boxes shouldn't have tooltips in general). And there is no other hint anywhere about what the heart is for.

What should happen: either this text and icon is not present, or it is changed to use something more self-explanatory than a heart.

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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :
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William Grant (wgrant) wrote :

That's the project's icon.

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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Ah, so now we have two problems. :-) The bug I was setting the assignee on was bug 510212, which affects two projects: hundredpapercuts and Ubuntu. The heart icon is the icon of hundredpapercuts, though this wasn't at all obvious since the icon isn't used on the bug report page or even on the project page. And with a bit of digging, I see that the person is a member of the team that's the Maintainer for that project. But I was setting the assignee for Ubuntu, the *other* project!

So, first, the "Affiliation" isn't obvious, and second, it's being displayed in the wrong context.

To fix the first problem, I suggest changing "Affiliation: {icon}" to "maintainer", "driver", or "top contributor", as appropriate for each result.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui)
Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: person-picker
tags: added: ui
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