Weekly overview of the bug-hunting category- week 60/61, 2019

in #utopian-io5 years ago (edited)

This is a report on the weekly contributions to the bug hunting category. The post contains basic stats like the number of contributions received by the category, an excerpt on new contributors if there are any and a detailed comparison of the week's output with previous weeks.

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Previous Reports

Bug hunting contributions summary

Week 60: February 14th-20th
  • 9 Contributions, 7 scored higher than 0
  • An average score of 52.79
  • 4 unique contributors
  • No Staff Pick
Week 61: February 21st-27th
  • 18 Contributions, 18 scored higher than 0
  • An average score of 51.64
  • 5 unique contributors
  • No Staff Pick

The contributions

Week 60
@horpeypowering up steem transferring steem to savings give error and blank pageesteemsurfer57
@horpeyesteem-mobile-tag-bottom-borders-are-cuteSteem v238
@horpeyesteem-mobile-centered-images-not-fit-inesteem v244.5
@horpeyfavourite-list-doesn-t-display-user-s-avartaesteem v248
Week 61

In the past two weeks, we have had 27 contributions to the bug-hunting category at utopian-io. There were no staff picks. Approximately 30% of the contributions were scored higher than the 4-week average
for both weeks.

The highest scored contributions were by @blockchainstudio and @harry-heightz. Harry_heightz reported a crash while Blockchainstudio found a bug on the busy.org wallet and reported it. He observed that :

If the claimable balances in the wallet are claimed externally, then even if a user clicks the "Claim rewards" button, it only tries to re-claim but doesn't update anything.

Weekly Average Score and number of Contributions


Chart breakdown:

  • The average score in the last two weeks were 52.79 and 51.64 for weeks 60 and 61 respectively.
  • The average from each week is lower than the 4 week average of 53.61
  • There were 6 reports each from @horpey in week 60 and 11 reports from @harry-heightz in week 61.
  • @horpey is still the category's top contributor with 18 finds. That is 18 finds since the start of the year, he's closely followed by @harry-heightz with 15
  • Approximately 30% of the contributions were scored higher than the 4-week average

Reports Reviewed By Reviewer




The category has received 98 contributions this year, 2019. 89 were rewarded and scored higher than 0. However, in the past 4 weeks, there were 41 bug reports scored higher than 0. These 41 were assessed by 2 reviewers.

Average review scores in the past 4 weeks
  • @fego has reviewed 28 contributions with an average score of 53.21.
  • @tobias-g has reviewed 13 contributions with an average score of 54.46.

Common Mistakes And How To Fix Them

I will be highlighting the common mistakes found this last two weeks, and I will be offering tips on how to avoid them in future contributions. The tips will depend solely on the scores received by the contributions in a particular week.

1. Contributions scored 0

The issue you reported is OS related and is therefore not the application's fault. The operating system does not support this particular feature

  • My advice for cases like this is - wait for the PO to affirm your observations. I know most times the project owners are too busy and do not respond in reasonable time and so you are pushed to post on utopian without them first acknowledging whether an observed behavior is a bug or an intended. It can be frustrating but I'd still advise that hunters in the future should wait for the PO's thoughts, especially in cases where the details behind the implementation in question are sketchy.
2. Contributions with a score below 60

The contributor made no efforts to pinpoint the cause, or applied incorrect methods in searching for it.

  • To avoid being scored in the questionnaire with this option, I will advise hunters to comb through the app's repo. Search the repo using a keyword related to the affected feature, it could be the name of the function itself. If found, analyze the block of code behind the function's implementation. Check for syntax and logical errors, document your findings.

Other News

While the new guidelines are yet to be implemented, bug-hunters and open source enthusiasts looking to help open source projects, please take a look at our whitelist of projects that you can submit bug reports for:


If you wish to have your open source projects added to our whitelist you can contact us on our help channel at our discord server. You can also leave your questions and comments below :)




Thank you for proving the Bug-hunting category update. The category is looking good. I am so happy to see the category stirring up again.

A part of the information within the post is unclear. You said, the average score for both weeks is above 80, but you later specify that week 60 is 52.97 and 61 is 51.64. Could you elaborate and clear this?

I'll be glad if you can be consistent, in providing your category reports within the period that others submit theirs. Thank you!

Please note that while the CM hasn't changed the footer, I am not scoring #iamutopian posts based on the questionnaire. They have their own metric, and that will be the case until we go live with the new guidelines and new questionnaire, which will be comprehensive enough to reflect these types of posts.

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