3 things to consider before making a bug report
whenever I find a weird bug, my mind almost immediately says “bug report time” but that really shouldn’t be the case. here are 3 steps that help me to decide whether or not to make a bug report.
Step 1: are there topics on that bug?
always search before you post—this way the bugs category doesn’t get clogged with reports of the same bug. if the bug has been reported, bump the topic or, if it’s closed, ask a lead to open it
Step 2: is it in hopscotch?
the hopscotch team cannot do anything related to bugs on the forum as discourse runs this forum. if there’s a bug on the forum I think discourse has a place where you can report them.
Step 3: is it reproducible?
there are often glitches that can’t be reproduced. if you can’t reproduce it, I wouldn’t bother making a topic. in the bug report form it says “steps that the hopscotch team can take to reproduce the problem every time”
if you said “no” to step 1 and “yes” to step 2 and 3, you’re good to go for making a bug report topic!
I hope this helps you decide to make a bug report or not:)
also, these are my views on it—they’re not “right” by any means, they’re just tips
(@PumpkinGirl can you move to faq if you think it deserves to go there?)