First, thank you for taking the time to help better SMF - we couldn't do it without the support and comments you give us.
But before you post a bug, please make sure it is a bug.
This means that it isn't working properly - not that it doesn't do your homework or cook fried rice. Things of the latter nature belong in other boards (such as Feature Requests
and General Discussion and Feedback
) but not in this one.
Next, make sure it hasn't already been reported.
This can usually be done by a quick search
or a glance at a couple topics in this board
If you find the bug, try not to post saying "me too."
This doesn't really help anyone, and only gets on people's nerves - it's just nagging us, and won't get the bug fixed any sooner.
And it's important to provide a way to reproduce the bug.
Without this, we may misunderstand the report or not be able to find anything wrong - even if it is really a problem. And remember - solutions are better than problems.
If you want something fixed, giving us a way to do that will make the process quicker and easier for everyone.
Don't forget that exact error messages make things a lot easier on everyone.
If you receive something like an "Undefined index" error, please copy and paste it so we can get a better idea of where it is coming from.
And if we say it's fixed, but you still experience it - remember that fixed means it's fixed in the cvs.
This forum and the distribution packages are not always running the most current version - but if we say it's fixed, we mean in the most recent version... not here.
Last, remember to give us a bit of slack.
We're human too, and sometimes we don't understand or even read properly. Don't get mad if we say it's not a bug - just try to get it through our thick skulls that it is one (unless it isn't