Weekly overview of the bug-hunting category- week 65, 2019

in #utopian-io4 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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Bug hunting contributions summary

Week 65: March 21st - March 28th
  • 17 Contributions, 17 scored higher than 0
  • An average score of 57.5
  • 8 unique contributors
  • No Staff Pick
  • 2 new contributors - @sagirahmed, @jga

The contributions

@harry-heightzunable-to-load-contents-of-a-post-gotten-from-a-search-result-of-wordsesteem mobilefego48
@harry-heightzsearch-on-the-the-list-of-people-im-following-doesnt-work-it-is-unresponsiveesteem mobilefego48
@harry-heightzapp-crashes-when-i-click-on-the-icon-to-check-voters-info-or-the-reply-button-this-crash-happens-after-i-search-a-word-and-open-one-of-the-search-results)esteem mobilefego88
@harry-heightzunable-to-get-past-startup-screen-when-i-try-to-check-out-a-mention-notificationesteem mobilefego57
@tony-dukeno-action-is-taken-when-i-click-on-a-tag-on-esteem-mobile-app-v2-1553147311856esteem mobilefego57
@horpeyclicking-on-transferred-notification-opens-user-s-feed-without-bottom-menusesteem mobilefego57
@sagorahmedplayer-is-crashing-when-i-remove-a-song-and-click-on-track-changer-next-previous-buttonbop music playerfego60
@sagorahmedunable-able-to-play-songs-form-file-managerbop music playerfego57.5
@harry-heightzapp-freezes-when-i-enable-shuffle-and-try-to-play-next-track-on-an-album-with-just-one-song-in-itbop music playerfego48
@jgasteem-blockchain-freezes-if-the-sbd-supply-is-0steem blockchainfego90
@ahyar92the-application-crashes-and-cannot-be-used-again-when-playing-music-files-that-have-been-deletedbop music playerfego60
@ckolecouldn-t-edit-comment-initial-comment-replacedesteem mobilefego42.5
@tony-dukeno-feedback-after-the-mute-actionesteem mobilefego42.5
@tony-dukethe-message-icon-on-post-cover-not-respondingesteem mobilefego34.5
@horpeybullet-shortcut-and-headings-place-cursor-at-the-back-of-the-first-letter-in-the-editoresteem mobiilefego54.5

In the last week, we had 17 contributions to the bug-hunting category at utopian-io. There There no staff picks. All 17 of the contributions were scored above 0.

The highest scored contribution was by a new contributor - @jga. He observed that when the SBD supply is 0 the witnesses stop producing blocks. You can read the details of this report in full here.

Weekly Average Score and number of Contributions



Chart breakdown:

  • The average score for this week is 57.5
  • This week's average is higher than the 4-week average of 56.10 by 1.4.
  • It is higher than last week's average of 57.41

Hunter Totals and Average



  • This week we had 8 unique contributors, 2 more than the number we had last week
  • There were 6 reports from @harry-heightz, 3 from @tony-duke and 2 from @horpey and @sagorahmed. 1 each from the other 4 contributors.
  • @harry-heightz is presently the category's top contributor with 31 finds. That is 31 finds since the start of the year.
  • @blockchainstudio has a 4 week average of 82.33, making him the contributor with the highest average score.
  • 5 of the contributions were scored higher than the week's average

Reports Reviewed By Reviewer




The category has received 151 contributions this year, 2019. 133 were rewarded and scored higher than 0. However, in the past 4 weeks, there were 47 bug reports scored higher than 0. These 47 were assessed by 2 reviewers.

Average review scores in the past 4 weeks
  • @fego has reviewed 36 contributions with an average score of 53.6.
  • @tobias-g has reviewed 11 contributions with an average score of 59.60.

Common Mistakes And How To Fix Them

I will be highlighting the common mistakes found this week, 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 with a score below 40

The severity level of the bug was marked as negligible.

Submission of cosmetic or trivial UI issues (phone orientation, phone locking/unlocking etc.) that have a negligible effect on the functionality of the application may lead to a lower score of your contribution, thus reducing your chances of receiving a reward

  • If what you spotted is a discrepancy in the user interface or just the front end appearance of the software, then it is most probably a trivial bug and would be scored as such. So make sure to look out for this.

  • Also, there are times when a contribution is scored negligible because the expected behavior of a particular feature could still be achieved by a default option. For example - while some third party camera apps may not work when used for uploading within other applications (probably because the PATH for that particular cam app is not set), the default android cam works. It will be particularly stressful and redundant to have the project owner set a unique PATH for every cam application out there. This is one thing a contributor should look out for.

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.

  • You can attach logcats in your reports for issues that involve a crash. If you don't know to produce one, watch this tutorial for how to.

Other News

This is to inform contributors and the general public that while reports will be accepted to projects outside the whitelist, they will only be reviewed if the issue opened is acknowledged by the project owner or maintainer.

While the new guidelines are yet to be officially announced, 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 :)




Hello, @fego!

Thank you for this detailed weekly report. Looks like things are going well in the category, and it's great to see a higher average score for this week. Despite the fact that the number of contributions submitted to the category has declined slightly, your contributors are doing a great job, and the same can be said about all members of the bug hunting moderation crew.

Once again, you managed to compose a comprehensive blog post that contains all the necessary information, and it was a solid overall effort. The post is also editorial, and includes valuable advice for your contributors. Keep up the good work, and have a great week ahead.

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Thank you for your review, @lordneroo! Keep up the good work!

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Nice analysis @fego, but I believe the statistics contained in the analysis is wrong. I particularly made a contribution in the week under discussion and wasn't included in the analysis. Please I'll advice these reports are done with full accuracy as much as possible because it serves as information and guidance to for those of us in the bug hunting category.

This analysis is for week 65 and it came late, I was going to piece it together with that of this week(66) but we've had a lot of contributions this week as well, the post would have been too bulky and messy. This is a summary of the contributions reviewed/rewarded between march 21 and march 28. If you have a link to a contribution of yours that was reviewed within this period, please drop the link so it can be added.

That is on a different review sheet entirely. It falls within march 28th to april 4th.. It was reviewed on the first day of week 66, so your contribution would most definitely be in the review analysis of week 66, not week 65

Alright then. Thanks for the response.

Hello @fego, can we please chat on WhatsApp or discord..... It's important please @fego

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