[Rd] Please add me to bugzilla

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Mar 6 10:50:12 CET 2017

>>>>> Bradley Broom <bmbroom at gmail.com>
>>>>>     on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 16:03:30 -0600 writes:

    > Please add me to R bugzilla.  Thanks, Bradley

Well, I will not do it just like that (mean "after such a
minimal message").

I don't see any evidence as to your credentials, knowledge of R,
etc, as part of this request.  We are all professionals,
devoting part of our (work and free) time to the R project
(rather than employees of the company you paid to serve you ...)

It may be that you have read   https://www.r-project.org/bugs.html

Notably this part

--> NOTE: due to abuse by spammers, since 2016-07-09 only users who have previously submitted bugs can submit new ones on R’s Bugzilla. We’re working on a better system… In the mean time, post (e-mail) to R-devel or ask an R Core member to add you manually to R’s Bugzilla members.

The last sentence was *meant* to say you should post (possibly
parts, ideally a minimal reproducible example of) your bug
report to R-devel so others could comment on it, agree or
disagree with your assessment etc,
__or__ ask an R-core member to add you to bugzilla (if you really read the
other parts of the 'R bugs' web page above).

Posting to all 1000 R-devel readers with no content about what
you consider a bug  is a waste of bandwidth for at least 99% of
these readers.

[Yes, I'm also using their time ... in the hope to *improve* the
 quality of future such postings].

Martin Maechler
ETH Zurich

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