Duplicate bug reports are GOOD!

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by tywebb13, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
    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.
  2. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
  3. dmccloud macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Anchorage, AK
    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


    Jul 19, 2013
    4 8 15 16 23 42 ✈ Country: Belgium
    Good idea! Never experienced that myself though, guess it weren't duplicates then.
  5. AndyK macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2008
    These are of course important since bug replication if an important part of the rectification process.

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