Upon recent times, I have been asked by several members both experienced and inexperienced in using the forum if I can post a bug report on their behalf after it has been plaguing their development experience, and alas since the new post approval system is overdue and with no signs of appearing anytime soon (Except increases in dev rel team size being a potential indicator) I was wondering if we, as regulars, are allowed to effectively ‘post approve’ bug reports by members and post them on our behalf as a complimentary service.
Now, obviously this could lead to a decline in quality of bug reports and since the post is made under our name we should be made to take full responsibility for any bad bug reports that we post, however I honestly don’t see any drawbacks of granting regulars this temporary privilege since as it stands there is no other ways for members to report bugs, they may be stuck with an annoying issue for months before they can finally alert the relevant people.
The only thing currently stopping us from doing this is rule 13:
The main principle of this rule seems to be in relation to not using your role for profit (charging to make posts in restricted categories, however 13.2 is quite blunt in saying that you cannot make any posts outside of bulletin board for people.)
Despite this, this rule was last amended in January of this year, when post approval was still in place. So I was wondering if this rule could be temporarily changed to allow for this makeshift post approval alternative I have proposed in this post.
And whats a forum meta post without a nice poll?
- I believe this change should be made
- I believe this change should not be made