Turn bugs into questions

Bug #3970 reported by Björn Tillenius on 2005-11-07
22
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
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Bug Description

Some bugs that are filed, aren't really bugs, they are answer requests. The way to deal with it at the moment, is to reject the bug, and say that it's not a bug. The bug submitter then has to figure out that he has to file a question instead, and file an identical request in the Answer Tracker. This could be made easier with a functionality to turn a bug into a question, which would file a new question for the submitter, and remove the bug from the bug listing.

Brad Bollenbach (bradb) on 2005-11-28
Changed in malone:
assignee: nobody → bjornt
status: New → Accepted
Kit Blake (kitblake) wrote :

Hi, I'd like to expand the use case. The option to "Create a bug based on question" works nicely. But sometimes:

1. A question was transformed to a bug and turned out not to be a bug.
2. Imports from issue trackers (as opposed to bug trackers): issue trackers often have a category of 'bug' as well as other issues that are feature requests, wishlist items, or ongoing discussions. When importing from those issue trackers into Launchpad, suddenly there are a lot of bugs! My team would like to transform many of the newly imported Silva bugs into questions.

Could you make bugs transformable to questions?
Thanks.

Francis J. Lacoste (flacoste) wrote :

Retargetting to launchpad-answers to go with the new spec.

Changed in malone:
assignee: bjornt → nobody
Changed in launchpad-answers:
assignee: nobody → sinzui-is
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2007-08-24
description: updated
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) wrote :

I'm adding createQuestionFromBug() to the API

Changed in launchpad-answers:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) wrote :

The branch that fixes this is in review.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) wrote :

This branch will not be ready for 1.1.9. I'm pushing it back to 1.1.10

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2007-10-24
Changed in launchpad-answers:
milestone: 1.1.10 → 1.1.11
Changed in launchpad-answers:
milestone: 1.1.11 → 1.1.12
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) wrote :

This branch is ready to land when PQM opens up.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) wrote :

Fixed in RF 5238.

Changed in launchpad-answers:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

There should be similar options for specs.
Sometimes people file specs that are actually questions or just suggestions, ie:
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/malone/+spec/windows
There should be a way to make them invalid and point to the answer tracker, or the wiki.

On Wed, 2007-12-19 at 09:11 +0000, Przemysław Kulczycki wrote:
> There should be similar options for specs.
> Sometimes people file specs that are actually questions or just suggestions, ie:
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/malone/+spec/windows
> There should be a way to make them invalid and point to the answer tracker, or the wiki.

That should be reported a separate bug for blueprint project. The issue
you bring up does sound like the same use case for turning bugs into
questions.

Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

Ok, bug #177519 reported.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) wrote :

Fix released with Launchpad 1.1.12.

Changed in launchpad-answers:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2017-05-15
Changed in launchpad:
assignee: Curtis Hovey (sinzui) → nobody
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