Clean up BFAV?

Doug Way dway at
Thu Jan 8 16:55:07 UTC 2004

Cees de Groot wrote:

>I've been going through the backlog of BFAV, and most of the very old
>posts are either:
>- bad mails with no attachments;
>- stuff that has been fixed.
>Therefore I suggest that for everything prior to, say, Dec 31, 2002, we:
>1. Inform the original poster that this bug is going to be automatically
>2. Close the bug.

Sounds like a reasonable plan.  One thing I would request is that for 
these automatic-timeout closings, maybe we should add an extra tag in 
the subject, such as [closed][timeout], to make it clear why the item 
was closed.

One other approach would be to simply have the default filter in BFAV 
only show the submissions for the last year, which would be simpler.  
(Although someone would have to implement that. :-) )  But on the other 
hand, I can see some value in not simply letting the pile of old 
submissions grow bigger and bigger every year, so closing them might be 

Marcus Denker wrote:
 > Yes, I think we should close all really old submissions. Let's pick 
some date and just do it. We should
 >   -> sent a mail to the author and squeak-dev with an explanation
 >   -> close the submission in BFAV

Hm, sending an email to squeak-dev for each one might be overkill...?  
This would be hundreds of emails coming in to squeak-dev.  I definitely 
agree that an email should be sent to the original author.

Maybe any submission which the reviewer thinks still might be relevant 
could be emailed to squeak-dev too.

- Doug

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