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« on: January 03, 2007, 10:20:21 am »

What is a bug?
Apart from the biologic meaning, a bug is a "problem" in a program requiring to be fixed, or the program won't behave as it should.
e.g.: Coffee machine this morning is serving a blue, cold, liquid. Don't drink that, it sound not safe.

I've found a bug!
Wait, wait, waaait. Sure?

Sure, I am
Really, really, REALLY sure?

Of course!
Then tell us.

I can't find voice conversation
Dang! Let me try to explain it. This is not a bug. Yeah, I know, in a certain sense the program doesn't behave as it should when it comes dealing with this one, but see, this thing you can't find it's just not there!

Then add it!
Ok, give me an hundred thousand dollars.

What?? YOU KIDDING!
I'm not, are you?

YOU FUCK*** MORON, I'M GIVING YOU HELP
Ok, I'll try telling you sloooowly, so that you can understand. Things that are not there... are not bugs.

But if you added them, you would improve it
I'm pretty sure of it, but they're trying to fix already all the bugs they already have; implementing another feature would just bring in more bugs. If you help the devs reporting real bugs, and not just non-implemented features they'll be able to fix their bugs quicker and have then time to spend with new exciting features.

So what's the difference?
Well, "when I send a 10kb image a bug report dialog is shown" may be a bug. "It's not playing banjo"... well, that's not a bug. Really I wouldn't call it a feature, either. It's just stupid Cheesy

Ok, then "amsn is so slow"
Cool. Overclock your 486.

You're still kidding me, you bastard!
I'm sorry. It's not your fault, it's mine. That's not a bug report, a bug report should tell the developer what steps he should follow to reproduce the problem, how many times does it happen (always?), and if you already found a workaround.

But that means I have to do a lot of work!
Pretty much.

But that's not my job!
Neither theirs, often. Think of an opensource dev like of a knowledgeable friend. Would you bug a friend every time you have a problem. Hmm. Probably you're the kind of person who does. Well, that's not good Cheesy It's not in real life, but it's not on the Internet, too Cheesy Please, stop it.

Ok. Then I've found a bug
Ok, go on.

I can't find winks!
*BANG!*
...
...
Another one? :lol:

For the others, just another suggestion: there's only one thing making angry devs apart from asking for a feature, and it's asking for a feature adding the tag-line "it can't be that hard" or "it should be easy". If it's not that hard and so easy then you have enough knowledge to do that yourself, or you wouldn't know it's easy. If you don't, then how can you say it is? Cheesy
More seriously, you would be surprised if you knew how many things looking easy are a real pain to implement Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2007, 02:00:46 pm »

I have read your post and so I am really sure the I have found a new bug:
I cannot see colored nick
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2007, 02:03:34 pm »

I've found another bug, amsn has not vocal control Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2007, 02:09:22 pm »

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I've found another bug, amsn has not vocal control Cheesy


Can you add a function that allows me to access in other computer?
And why when I am offline i cannot chat with my friends? Is it a bug?
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2007, 03:16:16 pm »

why isn't amsn cooking my eggs and bacon every morning??? this client is CRAP!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2007, 04:14:53 pm »

LOL LOL LOL Smiley
Thanks NWM, now we know where to redirect 80% of the users, lol

btw, I found a bug, everytime I boot in Windows, the PC crashes and shows the Blue Screen (OD) as soon as it boots before I'm able to launch amsn, why isn't amsn allowing me to launch it before my Windows crashes ?
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2007, 04:30:40 pm »

I've found another bug, why is amsn allowing me to boot windows?
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2007, 04:45:47 pm »

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I've found another bug, why is amsn allowing me to boot windows?


Loooool this IS the real question ^^
Excellent post NWM Cheesy

Now it's possible to "automatically answer" a link to this Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2007, 06:08:32 pm »

I didn't see you made it stick, what an honor! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2007, 01:56:02 pm »

Good and useful post i must say... (And A good laugh for that matter  :lol: )
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