Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Miscellaneous/Users should have the ability to directly report a bug, from the user interface

Users should have the ability to directly report a bug, from the user interface

  • Problem: Bugs occur; some are trivial to fix, others are longer. I think what would be important is to have a menu item, that allowed to directly report a bug. This would cause a wizard to pop up, and the user could enter more infos about the bug; perhaps a screenshot could be added. In any case, the source page, from where the bug was reported, would be stored.
  • Proposed solution: Bug-reporting wizards as described. More bugs reported, more fixed, more stable software
  • Who would benefit: Users, developers.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Eptalon (talk) 21:21, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

Discussion

  • Surfacing "help me, where do I tell someone something broke" does seem like something that could be generally improved about the wiki UI. --Izno (talk) 23:05, 19 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Absolutely agreeing with this. We cannot expect new users to create a Phabricator account and create/follow a thread. It is quite surprising that there is no button at the bottom of each wiki to alert about interface problems. Xavier Dengra (MESSAGES) 00:10, 22 January 2022 (UTC)
  • We tried this with MediaViewer and it didn't work well - most bug reports weren't useful. (T111112) It's kind of the equivalent of allowing everyone to upload photos they took with their mobile phones - sounds nice in theory, but lowering barriers is not automatically a good thing. It might be fixable with better UX but certainly not as simple as just putting up a dialog window. --Tgr (talk) 23:54, 29 January 2022 (UTC)

Voting

Rolviki 16:38, 14 June 2022 (UTC)