From:  Scott Macpherson <>
Date:  25 Mar 2016 18:21:16 Hong Kong Time

Re: Dealing with old bugs


Good advice.

What about something like 671741, which hasn't been touched for 4 years
and relates to Firefox 5? When is it appropriate for a budding bugmaster
to request permissions to edit the whiteboard and/or update the status
of bugs?

On Fri, 25 Mar 2016, at 18:31, Wes KWierso wrote:
> In this particular case, I’d ask in the bug if the situation is still
> reproducible with modern versions of Firefox. If you don’t get an answer
> in a few days, close it with a comment asking the reporter to reopen or
> file a new bug if they’re still having the problem. (You could likely get
> away with just closing the bug and leaving the comment to reopen/refile,
> but it’s nice to give a chance for them to speak up first.)
> Wes