[R] Bugzilla account request

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Mon Dec 19 17:41:32 CET 2016

> On Dec 19, 2016, at 12:25 AM, Florent Angly <florent.angly at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have identified a couple of bugs that I would like to file on
> https://bugs.r-project.org/ .
> Reading the archives, I found that the bugzilla account creation is not
> automated anymore and must be mannually requested on this mailing list.

I'm not sure what part of what "archive" was the source of this misinformation, but what I read in "the archives" (which I'm defining broadly by my use of Markmail in this instance) is that you are supposed to contact the administrator individually for permission. 


Almost all of the bug discussion is on R-devel rather than r-help. My understanding is that suspected bugs should be posted to that mailing list unless you are a very experienced R-user with tested bug-fix code that you intend to submit.

I've confirmed my sometimes hazy memory by reading the Posting Guide and following embedded link regarding bug reporting to:


> Can an administrator please create an account for me?
> Florent
> 	[[alternative HTML version deleted]]

The fact that you are posting in HTML is an additional black mark against you. Rhelp is a plain text mailing list. You should definitely read the Posting Guide before proceeding.

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David Winsemius
Alameda, CA, USA

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