Weekly overview of the bug-hunting category- week 44, 2018
This is a report on the weekly contributions to the bug hunting category. The post contains the basic stats, this is coming late because for a while there have been little to zero contributions to the category.
Week 44, when compared to the previous weeks had more bug reports than the others combined.
Bug hunting contributions summary
- Week 44: October 25th – 1st November
- 3 contributions, 1 scored
- The average score of 45.5
- 1 bug fixed by quochuy
katerinaramm in her testing, discovered a bug on the latest release of the Actifit app, version 0.4.0. According to the report, when a user directly takes a picture with the camera to upload on steemit, the landscape orientation of the image when previewed switches to vertical and does not change when posted on steemit. When further tested by the reviewer, the behavior could not be replicated and could have possibly been an issue with the camera app used , and not necessarily the app (actifit) itself.
quochuy's report was targeted at steemplus, a plugin that allow users to take control of the steemit.com front-end, providing extra features. After posting an article, clicking on the "Post" button takes you to a page that does not exist because the URL contains %20 (spaces) instead of hyphens. Though the new post appears on the user’s blog, it constitutes a strange user experience. Quochuy would later make a pull request that fixed the issue.
mightypanda found out that steemit.com links show "page not found" when re-written as busy.org. While the behavior was easily replicated, it did not pass as a bug. Reason being that there is no direct link on the busy.org frontend to access the affected pages - (curation-rewards and author-rewards). On the steemit front end, the curation-rewards page can be accessed by simpy typing https://steemit.com/@mightypanda/curation-rewards in the browser, while on the busy frontend you'll have to open the activity tab and then ma the curation rewards box to filter out the curation rewards from a list of other activities, same with author rewards. Hence it was filed as an unimplemented feature since it works for pages that are properly linked.
In summary, one contribution was rewarded in accordance to the Utopian review guidelines governing the category. The other two were not rewarded for the following reasons.
- The behavior described in contribution could not be reproduced following the steps that the contributor provided. Bug hunters are advised to test bugs on multiple devices if possible to properly ascertain the environment and scenarios in which the errors occur.
- The feature described here worked as expected, the resulting “page not found” prompt is because there is no line of code that exempts the affected page from being rewritten. There’s a big difference between bugs and features that are yet to be implemented, supported or just left out by the developers of an application.
Contributions by Bug Hunters
Weekly Average Score
The average score of 45.5 is higher than week 33’s average score of 40. Note that in the calculation of the average, the zero scored contributions are not included.
Reports Reviewed By Reviewer
The four contributions received by the category in the past three weeks were assessed by two reviewers. Of the four contributions, two were rewarded in this time.
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