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Uncle Gizmo

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Over the years we get MS Access users who have problems with their MS Access database caused by MS Access Issues/Bugs... The recent bug with a back-end on a server was just Mentioned HERE:-


Solution Reported HERE:-

My first idea was to start a thread for reporting bugs and issues. Users would have to to subscribe to this "BUG REPORT" thread to get the report. However this would result in every subscriber to the thread getting a message every time someone joined the thread!!! Not Good....

However what might work is if it was a "Locked Thread" ... people cannot comment on it, but hopefully they could "Watch the Thread" by pressing the "Watch Button" hence they would get a message if anything was added to the thread...

This would make the essence of a simple bug reporting system for Access World Forum members.

So the first question is can you watch a locked Thread?

Are there Existing Alternatives?

Possibly Microsoft or some other system already provides this service so it's unnecessary...

There is the issue of maintenance who updates the thread when necessary?

Just thought I'd throw it out there and see what response I got!!!
 
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Like the idea of a "known bug" forum - but I think we would need to restrict it, because if users see anything that doesn't work the way they wanted it to work, they would call that a bug - and we would never get problem posts in the traditional forum topics. Not that I'm against the idea, but if you had folks posting willy-nilly to the Known Bugs forum inappropriately, that adds things for moderators to have to move elsewhere. Which leads to the awkward situation of a moderator second-guessing the OP as to where a particular question belongs.

So... count me generally in favor but with a suggestion of some thought about restrictions before actually implementing it.
 

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perhaps it could be a locked thread only mods can post to. So post a thread titled 'millennium bug'/whatever. a summary of the symptoms and the fix. Both of these can be copy/pasted from an existing thread where a bug is identified plus relevant responses. Or simply include a link back to original threads.

Perhaps an alternative is not have the bug forum but if possible modify the algorithm that populates the similar threads section so if the title includes the word 'bug', only threads with the word 'bug' used are returned - sorted by latest on top
 

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Message for @Jon re this thread on posting information about the latest MS Access bugs into a locked thread. Do you have any observations?
 

Jon

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What is the goal of a locked thread for bugs?
 

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What is the goal of a locked thread for bugs?

Anyone who watches The Thread will get a notification (posted to the thread by a moderator) identifying a new bug or threat in MS Access.
 

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So who creates the bug list?
 

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