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From "#asfinfra IRC Bot (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (INFRA-1799) Avoid losing bug descriptions to logout
Date Sun, 01 Feb 2009 18:35:59 GMT

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#asfinfra IRC Bot updated INFRA-1799:

    Assignee: Henri Yandell

> Avoid losing bug descriptions to logout
> ---------------------------------------
>                 Key: INFRA-1799
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-1799
>             Project: Infrastructure
>          Issue Type: Wish
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: JIRA
>         Environment: Linux, Firefox 3.0.4
>            Reporter: Martin von Gagern
>            Assignee: Henri Yandell
> I just spent an estimated 1.5h writing a detailed bug report for an ASF project. When
I started typing, I was logged into JIRA. When I submitted the report, JIRA informed me that
anonymous users weren't allowed to create issue reports, and that I would have to log in.
When I pressed "back", I got an empty issue form. The text of my bug report was lost. At that
moment I had a heartfelt scream, before I started typing the report over again, slightly annoyed,
with less detail and less quality in my writing. I used another browser tab to log in just
before submitting the request, and made sure to copy the text to the clipboard, just to be
> I consider this an issue you should fix in order to get the most from community contributions.
Possible approaches, may be combined:
> 1. Drastically increase time before automatic logouts. I guess at least that this is
what happened to me, as I doubt my IP has changed.
> 2. Display a form to provide input credentials and store form data in hidden elements,
so that the users can log in and resubmit their report in one go.
> 3. Ensure navigation doesn't destroy form contents. Usually Firefox can go back in history
and also restore form data, but on JIRA that doesn't seem to work.
> Of course it might be that some of these issues would have to be addressed by Atlassian.
If so, I guess the ASF is the direct customer of Atlassian and thus best suited to forward
appropriate requests.

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