Duplicate bug reports are GOOD!

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  1. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

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    Duplicate bug reports are GOOD!

    Sometimes in the past when I sent bug reports to apple, and got a response that it is a duplicate of somebody else's, I thought to myself why bother?

    But then I found out that it is actually good.

    Bug reports actually get higher priority when there are multiple reports of the same issue from different sources.

    So now if I get a response that a bug report of mine is a duplicate, I smile, not frown.

    So some of you who have found some bugs should send it to apple and smile if they tell you it is a duplicate.
     
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  3. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    This is true for most companies - the more reports, the higher visibility that particular issue has. Apple doesn't give out cookies to the first person to report a specific bug either, so there's no disadvantage to reporting something that has already been reported at least once.
     
  4. iMacBooked macrumors 6502a

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    Good idea! Never experienced that myself though, guess it weren't duplicates then.
     
  5. AndyK macrumors 65816

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    These are of course important since bug replication if an important part of the rectification process.
     

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