What do the rating values mean?

For every bug or suggestion submitted in the PFC, you are required to vote. How do you decide if an issue is a 1 or a 5? Does a 3 rating for a suggestion mean the same thing as a 3 for a bug? Here’s the concensus internally on what the ratings should indicate: Rating Bugs…

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Fixed Ranking

Ranking bugs/suggestions by average score*number of votes is wrong and we finally fixed it! I apologize for not following up on this sooner. This fix has been in the works for sometime and unfortunately the bug was not updated for those of you that added it to your tracking list to receive notifications of progress….

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Product Feedback Center after VS2005 ships

In a suggestion I responded to (FDBK17182: “Hire more people, so you can fix more of customers’ suggestions”), Phylum asked me to clarify a comment I made about fixing bugs and suggestions in a future release – he asked whether I met the next official version or in a service pack.     In most…

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Comparing “valid” bugs

If you compare the rate of resolutions for just valid bugs (meaning reproducable, not by design, and not duplicate) submitted by customers versus the internally submitted ones, the fix rate is almost the same and we’re “Won’t Fix”ing fewer customer issues. Bugs Internal  MSDN PFC Suggestions Internal  MSDN PFC Fixed 79% 78% Fixed 23% 19% Won’t…

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