Answers does not state the languages used to filter the question listing

Bug #247837 reported by Markus Korn on 2008-07-12
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself

Bug Description

looking at the 'open' checkbox is enabled there by default, but obviously the open question is not listed there.

but after clicking on search the enabled checkboxes are respected correctly. This should be the default.

Diogo Matsubara (matsubara) wrote :

It's listed for me. Am I missing something?

Changed in launchpad-answers:
status: New → Incomplete
Markus Korn (thekorn) wrote :

I attached a small video to show what I mean.
visiting the default answers url for a project does not show any results, although the checkboxes are enabled. Clicking on 'search' returns the result I would expect to be shown as default.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Thanks for the excellent demonstration!

Changed in launchpad-answers:
importance: Undecided → High
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Diogo Matsubara (matsubara) wrote :

Thanks for the video! I can't reproduce it here, the question is listed for me in when I click the Answers tab.

I wonder if this is related to preferred languages. I have Brazilian Portuguese, English and English (UK) selected in my

What do you have in yours?

Changed in launchpad-answers:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Markus Korn (thekorn) wrote :

German and German, Low

Diogo Matsubara (matsubara) wrote :

Hi Markus,

I confirmed the behaviour with the Answer tracker developer, Curtis Hovey.
When you set your preferred languages to German and German, Low, Launchpad will only display questions on those languages to you, hence question 38812 not showing you by default.

Since you expect to see English questions there, I suggest you to include English in your preferred languages settings <>

Does that help you?

Markus Korn (thekorn) wrote :

Hi Diogo,
Thanks, for you explanation, yes I helps to understand how this page currently works, but I still think it's a bug, maybe a UI bug. There is no hint on the page that only Answers in my preferred language are shown. But the biggest issue is: Why does clicking on search change the behaviour of this page, now questions in all languages are shown, again without any further notice like "there is no open question in you preferred language -> all questions matching the search pattern are shown"


Changed in launchpad-answers:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2009-05-16
Changed in launchpad-answers:
importance: High → Low
tags: added: confusing-ui
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2011-04-23
summary: - open questions are not shown per default
+ open questions are not shown per default
description: updated
summary: - open questions are not shown per default
+ Answers does not state the languages used to filter the question listing
Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) wrote :

I think this is a fundamental UI issue and its importance is definitely higher than "Low". It took me more than 2 years to figure out that I had to include English in my preferred languages in order to see the questions right away.

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