Bug 201262

Summary: Improve the flexibility/clarity of Severity field
Product: Services Reporter: Warren Block <wblock>
Component: Bug TrackerAssignee: Kubilay Kocak <koobs>
Status: Open ---    
Severity: Affects Some People CC: bugmeister, pkelsey
Priority: --- Keywords: easy, feature
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   

Description Warren Block freebsd_committer 2015-07-02 03:23:24 UTC
The Severity field currently allows these values:

  Affects Only Me
  Affects Some People
  Affects Many People

Many people will not be able to effectively answer this question.  Further, the choice of "Affects Only Me" implies knowledge that it does not affect anyone else.  This is effectively a multiple-choice question with overlapping choices and missing the one value that is often needed.

Patrick Kelsey suggested "Unsure" as the first and default choice, and that makes a lot of sense.  Kubilay Kocak suggested "Unknown" which is probably even better.  Either of these would replace "Affects Only Me".
Comment 1 Kubilay Kocak freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2015-07-02 04:28:30 UTC
This affects "Some People", classify accordingly :P