Bug or Suggestion
Dreamwidth has a few workflows for submitting items to Github Issues. The ideal workflow to use depends on the exact situation.
Dreamwidth solicits a wide range of user opinions on many proposed changes before approving an item for implementation. A relatively small percentage of the active user population of Dreamwidth is comfortable using Github Issues, compared to the users who follow the dw_suggestions community.
See: Suggestions Process
The following types of changes are particularly likely to be referred to the whole user community (not just staff, contractors, and developers) for discussion:
- New Feature
- An entirely new feature that does not currently exist.
- Changes to improve an existing feature.
- Preferred Implementation
- Some new features, enhancements, and outright bug fixes require a decision about how best to do it out of two or more possible ways. The dw_suggestions participants can also provide feedback for this.
- Something that is broken (not functioning as designed).
- Something that is broken-as-designed (is functioning as designed, but how it is designed is bad), and the fix is unambiguous and does not require community discussion. (Example: a site image that lacks an alt tag and really needs one.)
- Straightforward items that do not require community discussion.