Introducing time wasters

Mikael Vidstedt mikael.vidstedt at
Mon Sep 24 17:43:37 UTC 2018

> On Sep 24, 2018, at 10:38 AM, jesper.wilhelmsson at wrote:
>> I suggest someone very quickly makes an /executive decision/ to: pick an
>> ok name from the many extant suggestions and mandate its use,
>> irrespective of any subsequently expressed preferences. Honestly, silver
>> was a a bad idea but grey will be fine.
>> Jesper? I think the ball is in your court!
> Thank you all for your contributions to this discussion!
> I have read through all suggestions and there are several examples to suggest that a label is the right way to go, so I'll stick to that. As for naming, these are a few of the arguments that both support my initial idea, and seem to have support in the discussion:
> "The point of this tag is to emphasise that the bug is costly in developer time while it remains present i.e. that it is a priority to fix this."
> "From my exp long labels tend not to be used and no, JIRA suggestions do not help. I'll be happy to see a positive short label."
> A label like "urgent" or "fix-urgent" would satisfy these aspects, but after some mulling over this I concluded that these are too generic and could be placed on any P1 bug. I wanted to capture the developer/maintainer aspect as well, not just that a bug is critical to fix. So comments like:
> "Rather than make it specific to 'dev' or 'developers', perhaps..."
> ... "This suggests labels that include the token “maintainer.”"
> "...this thread started with a desire to draw attention to pain (rather than opportunity)"
> make me think that the best suggestion so far is maintainer-pain.

Works for me!


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