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From Patrick Hunt <ph...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Edit link on jira.
Date Mon, 27 Jul 2009 18:29:53 GMT
Perhaps I misunderstood the scope of this discussion - is it general 
Hadoop or specific to some subset of Hadoop projects? Regardless, at 
this time the ZooKeeper community would prefer to continue supporting 
edits on comments.

Patrick

Doug Cutting wrote:
> Patrick Hunt wrote:
>> As I understand it until recently we were able to edit comments, for 
>> some reason it was changed. 
> 
> This change was presented here:
> 
> http://www.mail-archive.com/core-dev@hadoop.apache.org/msg42904.html
> 
>> 1) has editing of comments been a problem for the hadoop community -- 
>> were people misusing this?
> 
> For folks who follow issues by email, a small change requires that one 
> re-read the entire edited comment, since Jira's diffs are useless. Folks 
> were frequently editing long comments making it very difficult to 
> determine what change had been made.  It's better to make a new comment 
> amending one's prior comment.
> 
> I have long argued against editing Jira comments.
> 
> http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/HowToContribute
> 
> See the "Jira Guidelines" near the end of the page.  This was added in 
> 2007.
> 
> Doug

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