Do you use votes on Bugzilla tickets to help you make decisions?

Nate Graham nate at
Wed Sep 6 00:11:33 BST 2023

Yes, I botched the communication on this, my apologies about that.

Voting has now been disabled on Bugzilla. We are investigating ways to 
make the CC count affect the bug janitor's automatic priority 
categorization in its stead.


On 9/3/23 15:45, Elvis Stansvik wrote:
> I noticed today that my votes on some bugs had been removed. Visiting
> the bugs I see there's no longer any way to vote.
> So I guess as a result of this discussion, voting was disabled on some products?
> No problem with me, but would have been nice with some sort of
> announcement (sorry if I missed it!)
> Elvis
> Den fre 4 aug. 2023 kl 23:55 skrev Harald Sitter <sitter at>:
>> Never looked at them. Never seen the benefit.
>> On Fri, Aug 4, 2023 at 3:53 PM Nate Graham <nate at> wrote:
>>> Hello folks!
>>> I often find myself explaining to users that votes on Bugzilla tickets
>>> are generally meaningless and not used by most developers to help
>>> prioritize work. After I explain this, they generally express surprise,
>>> as it's not obvious.
>>> I find myself wondering whether it would make sense to disable the
>>> voting feature by default to avoid giving our users this false impression.
>>> So if you *do* take user votes into consideration when determining what
>>> tickets to prioritize, I'd like to hear from you!
>>> Nate

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