Project bugs page "Subscribe" link has inappropriate edit icon

Bug #419965 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2009-08-27
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Eleanor Berger

Bug Description

On a project Bugs page, such as <>, the "Subscribe to bug mail" link has an edit icon. This is inappropriate: subscribing isn't editing.

It may save time to fix this at the same time as bug 193873.

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Subscribing is, in fact, editing. You can edit your personal subscription or the subscription of any of the teams you're a member of. It may even be better to change the language, at least conditionally.

Deryck Hodge (deryck) wrote :

This can (and will) be cleaned up in the page redesign for 3.0.

Changed in malone:
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 3.0
status: New → Triaged
Deryck Hodge (deryck) wrote :

Tom, I didn't see your comment when I triaged. I agree with mpt here; subscribing is editing only from the DB point of view or in a metaphorical sense. To ask someone to subscribe is more a call to action, like the plus icon implies (though honestly there are metaphor/language breakdowns there, too).

The edit icon seems appropriate to me after someone is subscribed if the action carries the person to an edit menu or AJAXified overlay to adjust subscription settings. I've seen this on branch pages, I believe.

Deryck Hodge (deryck) on 2009-09-17
Changed in malone:
assignee: nobody → Tom Berger (intellectronica)
Deryck Hodge (deryck) on 2009-09-26
Changed in malone:
milestone: 3.0 → 3.1.10
Changed in malone:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in malone:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in malone:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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