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"Default" to middle priority

I've just started using FogBUGZ (still trial mode... maybe my boss'll want to buy it!). I've noticed one tiny thing that might be easy to fix for a slight usability improvement. When I am entering a new bug (well, "case"), the priority dropdown has priority 1 selected -- so if I don't bother to click on it, I get priority 1. I'd suggest that some priority in the middle be selected by default, so when lazy people don't bother to click, they don't go to the front of the line.

Michael Chermside
Thursday, January 30, 2003

Yes, we have this problem also.  Some of the management team enter bugs in the system and they rarely bother to choose a priority other than 1 (even for typos or cosmetics).

Sam H
Friday, January 31, 2003

It's sort of intentional; the idea is that if someone entered a bug without paying attention to the priority, somebody should probably have a look at it and make sure it's sorted out fairly quickly. In other words, all bugs are assumed to be serious until someone has confirmed that they aren't.

Joel Spolsky
Saturday, February 01, 2003

Well, if you really can't live without it ;-))

Add the line:
  ixPriority = YOUR_FAVORITE_PRIORITY_NUMBER_HERE

to the Class_Initialize Sub in CBug.asp

Ricardo
Thursday, February 06, 2003

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