Restricting Bugzilla comments

Jared Wein jaws at
Tue Aug 5 17:46:19 UTC 2014

Also, those with editbugs privilege can tag comments as 'abusive' or 'spam', which will collapse the comment. Accounts can get banned if they have too many 'abusive', 'spam', or similar tags. See for more information.

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Hoye" <mhoye at>
> To: firefox-dev at
> Sent: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 1:30:33 PM
> Subject: Restricting Bugzilla comments
> Hi, folks -
> We're getting close to a point where Bugzilla will have some
> social-media features available (to people with editbugs privs, for
> now), so that people who are interested in advertising bugs they're
> mentoring can share them out easily. This is intended to be
> experimental; if it turns out to be great for bringing in contributors,
> yay, if it's more trouble than it's worth, boo and we turn it off.
> Uptake of bugs via StartMozilla remains strong, so as engagement tools
> go this has a lot of promise. Having said that, I've had a couple of
> conversations recently about abusive comments in Bugzilla, and a number
> of you have mentioned your concerns around seeing more of them and how
> to deal with them when they start happening (either individually, or in
> the internet pile-ons that sometimes happen).
> My position is pretty simple: working in the open is not a license for
> the internet to ruin your day.
> A handful of people, including myself, can restrict Bugzilla comments to
> only people with editbugs privs, and I'm happy to do that if a thread
> turns abusive. That's pretty rare, but as our community grows we should
> expect that it will start happening more often, and (eventually) that
> moderators will need to be available. We're not there yet, thankfully,
> so for the moment if a bug starts to go bad that way, please CC/needinfo
> me on it, so that I can address it directly.
> Thanks.
> --
> - mhoye
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