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tombonik 10 dec 2012 om 2:48nm
A discussion forum is not a proper BUG REPORT system.
I was trying to report the most obvious bug: inverted (and wrong shape) cursor when running Steam. A simple search for "cursor" yields tons of repeated reports of the same kind.
It looks like people are not checking the issues and no one is cleaning the reports. I know they are gamers, not programmers, but it looks silly.

My suggestions:
1) Get bugzilla account, google code or whatever designed for bugs. It is not a shame using other people's software.
2) Moderate reports. Fuse or remove duplicates.
3) Assign bugs as [confirmed], [solved], etc
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NightStalker 10 dec 2012 om 2:51nm 
+1 for a real Bugtracker.
nicaz0id. 10 dec 2012 om 3:02nm 
SteelR 10 dec 2012 om 3:27nm 
dilweed 10 dec 2012 om 3:29nm 
Who wants to host / set one up?
DrakeDranil 10 dec 2012 om 3:40nm 
Definitely +1
1Samildanach 10 dec 2012 om 4:50nm 
Not to mention these forums are a bit of a pain in the ♥♥♥♥.

I'll at my voice to the chorus.
Weegee 10 dec 2012 om 4:59nm 
This would be awesome. +1
immanetize 10 dec 2012 om 5:06nm 
+1 to this! Hard!

Bugzilla is free and effective:
fur0n 10 dec 2012 om 6:08nm 
would be nice +1
noob 10 dec 2012 om 8:13nm 
RinaCat 10 dec 2012 om 10:01nm 
James 10 dec 2012 om 10:37nm 
Looking at the posts from Valve employees, it sounds like they already have a bug tracker but it is private. They're manually trawling the forums and transferring relevant issues to the internal tracker.

If they don't feel they can make the internal tracker public (e.g. because conversations between the developers contain confidential information), then an external public tracker is probably not going to be any more use to them than this forum.

If you want to help organise things, then perhaps making a post summarising the the most commonly reported issues with links to the primary threads for each would be a good start. They might even sticky it for you.
BJORN 10 dec 2012 om 11:16nm 
Thank you for posting this! +1 from me as well. If they have a private bug tracker, fantastic. It's just empowering to be able to say "I reported a bug." and know it was heard or read by someone, somewhere.
ManInTheBox 11 dec 2012 om 2:00vm 
+1, for both the bugtracker and the inverted mouse pointer :P
immanetize 11 dec 2012 om 8:18vm 
Bugzilla can have non-public components and non-public bugs on public components. Public bugs can block non-public bugs.
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