[Bug 258331] PR form includes layout of fields which is confusing, redundant and counter intuitive.
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2021 02:29:11 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=258331 Bug ID: 258331 Summary: PR form includes layout of fields which is confusing, redundant and counter intuitive. Product: Documentation Version: Latest Hardware: Any OS: Any Status: New Severity: Affects Some People Priority: --- Component: Website Assignee: doc@FreeBSD.org Reporter: firstname.lastname@example.org Created attachment 227728 --> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=227728&action=edit Component and Version Fields. The PR form includes various fields for describing the bug. This includes two fields, Component and Version, which are yellow boxes and have an asterisk which means required. Depending on the type of bug being reported, these two fields may be pre-filled with one or more possible value (ie for this PR, the Component field includes Advocacy, Documentation, Manual Pages, Website and Wiki). When there is only one possible value for either of these fields, that value of course is pre-filled. However, this being an empty yellow box with a red heading, and looks to me, and some, as if it is yet to be filled in, and is expecting some input. For instance, when the PR is about a port, the Component field has in the red heading 'Individual Port(s)' and then a large yellow space underneath. It seams quite obvious to me, and some, that this should be the place to enter the name of the port. This is what is intuitive. In fact, the yellow box is redundant and the correct place to enter the name of the port is the beginning of the Summary field. This is counter intuitive. This renders the use of the PR form as confusing. I did work this out after some little time, but some people who are not familiar with the form may be put off and not complete a PR which may have been useful to the community. I suggest that when there is only one value for either of these fields, that there is no yellow box underneath and there is no asterisk associated with it. Thank you. -- You are receiving this mail because: You are the assignee for the bug.