On Sun, 2006-10-29 at 23:45 -0500, Mark Doliner wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 22:34:38 -0400, Daniel Atallah wrote
> > In talking to Luke, he came up with the very reasonable requirement
> > that users must be registered in order to file bugs and other tickets.
> I'm probably in the minority, and I'll probably be overruled, but I don't=
> requiring users to register in order to file bugs, patches, leave comment=
> modify the wiki. I think it discourages people from contributing, and cr=
> a less-friendly culture. I think the barrier to entry should be as low a=
Requiring a bug reporting account is pretty common. It's a little
frustrating, I'll admit. However, it makes it much easier for us to get
feedback from the submitters, since we'll have their e-mail address. Of
course, I don't have any direct experience with users NOT needing
registration, so I'd be willing to give it a shot.
> I know Adium had problems with spam on their trac. My best suggestion fo=
> counteracting that is to place a .htpasswd restriction over our entire tr=
> with a username/password of "gaimtrac/gaimtrac" or something, and put the
> username in the auth message that prompts for the username and password.
I spoke with one of the Adium developers at the GSoc Mentor Summit and
he told me they used to do this, then they switched to requiring
registration. Apparently, having a shared username and password was more
complicated than requiring registration. The users didn't read the
instructions giving them the shared username and password. I assume
registration was easier for them because it's more familiar.