I'm getting bug reports on Facebook, in email, via text and here in the forum. I can easily keep track of these for myself but I want to be able to, just like with everything else, have discussions around them.
We could easily use a third party ticket list system, but I doubt many users would end up reporting problems because of the trouble involved.
So keeping with the "integrate everything so we can talk about it here" theme, I've put together the beginnings of an issue tracking system that's integrated as a "shared object' meaning we can now do with bug reports/feature requests what we can do with photos, links, videos, comments, etc.
You will notice there is a new link at the very bottom of the page "Bug Reports". You can also go to the /tickets page at http://m-by-mc.com/tickets.html
. I've also added a Report Bug tab onto the INSERT menu.
The bug tracker itself has some bugs, which I'll document. If you want to discuss bugs here in the forum, for the time being reply to this thread. (For some reason, if you use the Report Bug tab in the first post of a thread the Submit Bug button doesn't work, but it does work in the reply to thread case. Go figure. I'll futz with it tomorrow.)
Hopefully, this will provide a nice central place to keep track of bug reports and feature suggestions. Each bug has a number of settings including:
. description - please provide as much information about how I should reproduce a given problem.
. type - feature request, bug report, etc
. priority - site is broken, it's a nuisance, it's minor
. status - open, closed, etc
Each bug also gets a comment thread where we can keep the discussion of the bug with the bug.
I'll go through the site and gather all the bugs I know about and enter them.
(BTW, remember how I said that after these 7 months of intense effort that things would get quicker? I built all of this bug tracking system from scratch last night and today. Granted, it's rough, but it's a lot of stuff for such a short period of time.)