LC Bug Survey Metasurvey - Ranking Criteria

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at
Thu Oct 28 08:18:24 EDT 2021

As you probably recall, back in The Day, we could bug vote. Sometimes I
miss The Day.
I considered the immeasurable harm I have done to keyboards, especially
mechanical ones. I loved some of those keyboards. They gave their lives for
some of those bugs.
I also considered the number of bottles of scotch and sake that were gifted
to me from employees who thought that "just a taste" would help me calm the
hell down.
So if I murdered a keyboard, but was consoled with a smooth nigori, the net
was 0 and the bug demoted on my list.

On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 2:17 AM Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> I liked the Ranked-Top-Ten format of this latest LC Bug Survey.
> Now I'm curious: not about WHICH bugs people submitted,
> but your CRITERIA for ranking them.
> (I assume that's OK to discuss already at this point;
> not mentioning any specific bugs or areas/features of LC.)
> For me, first I had a prerequisite:
> 0. Still a reproducible bug in latest LC 965rc2.
> (Because I didn't want to waste any of the ten slots
> with an open bug that's actually fixed.
> Found a few to retest and report if resolved.)
> Then, I used three ranking criteria:
> 1. Is there a good workaround?
> 2. Severity.
> 3. How many projects it affects.
> (I weighted no-good-workaround highest,
> then eyeballed severity and scope equally.)
> Wondering whether most people had criteria like this,
> or just went from the feel of it.
> I would welcome encore future LC Top-Ten surveys!
> Maybe I'll make a Bug Ranker stack later to encourage it.
> Best wishes,
> Curry Kenworthy
> Custom Software Development
> "Better Methods, Better Results"
> Christian LiveCode Training and Consulting
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