Re: [Rd] Suggestion for the R Bugs web page

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Wed 22 Jun 2005 - 16:51:33 GMT

Thank you, Marc, for your suggestion.

>>>>> "Marc" == Marc Schwartz <MSchwartz@mednetstudy.com> >>>>> on Wed, 22 Jun 2005 10:15:00 -0500 writes:

    Marc> Hi all,
    Marc> I would like to recommend that the following text from the R Posting
    Marc> Guide be placed on the R Bug submission page in the section "Submit New
    Marc> Reports", which would read as follows:

    Marc> Submit New Reports

    Marc> You can submit new bug reports either using an online form by clicking     Marc> on the button below or by sending email to r-bugs@biostat.ku.dk.

actually, nobody should advertize that e-mail (but maybe those at ku.dk, when they talk about it inside DK), but rather r-bugs@r-project.org .

The advantage of the latter is its "genericity" and the fact that mails are filtered a bit more.

    Marc> Before you post a real bug report, make sure you read R Bugs in the
    Marc> R-faq. If you're not completely and utterly sure something is a bug,
    Marc> post a question to r-help, not a bug report to r-bugs - every bug report
    Marc> requires manual action by one of the R-core members.

    Marc> If you wish to comment upon an existing report, you cannot do that via
    Marc> the web interface. Instead send an email to the above address with the
    Marc> Subject: header containing (PR#999) -- replace 999 with actual report     Marc> number, of course.
    Marc> Perhaps reading that brief middle section, without having to click to
    Marc> another page, will help to reduce user error reports going to R Bugs and
    Marc> save members of R Core some time.

Note that we (well, primarily Peter Dalgaard) have considered complete changes to the R-bugs "system" anyway some of which would obliterate the e-mail interface completely IIRC.

    Marc> Also, as a quick pointer, I noted that there is a repeated word ("for")     Marc> on the R Home Page in the "Getting Started" box:

> R is a free software environment _for for_ statistical computing and
> graphics. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms,
> Windows and MacOS. To download R, please choose your preferred CRAN
> mirror.

I've fixed that one --- haven't checked for how many months this has remained unreported....

Thank you, Marc!
Martin

    Marc> Best regards,

    Marc> Marc Schwartz



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