Bounty hunting: bugfixing heroes, we want you!

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Een
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Bounty hunting: bugfixing heroes, we want you!

Post by Een » 15 January 2019, 17:00

Dear BGA Studio developers,

This beginning of the year, we are introducing something new on BGA Studio: Bounty Hunting! There is now 153 games online on BGA (wow!). But there is still only 2 admins (yes, really!). Over time, some developers can't always continue maintaining their games for various reasons (life!) and sure, sometimes the games are perfect, but most of the time some bugs are still hiding in the corners!

Of course, admins alone cannot maintain such a big number of games.

So we decided to offer a bounty for squashing bugs. This bounty is paid in months of Premium membership subscription. We usually offer a Premium subscription to developers who complete a game for release on BGA, but there is a lot of developers registered on the studio: we hope than some developers who don't have the time to do a full game can still be interested in fixing bugs. We'll see!

So there is now a "Bounty hunting" menu entry leading to the bounties page listing the top voted reports to handle. Let's clean up the Wild West! :)
https://studio.boardgamearena.com/#!bounties

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Re: Bounty hunting: bugfixing heroes, we want you!

Post by RicardoRix » 26 July 2019, 15:38

should it go hand-in-hand that any game on the bounty hunter list should by default have read-only access granted to everyone?

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Re: Bounty hunting: bugfixing heroes, we want you!

Post by Een » 26 July 2019, 15:54

RicardoRix wrote:
26 July 2019, 15:38
should it go hand-in-hand that any game on the bounty hunter list should by default have read-only access granted to everyone?
Some developers may have disabled readonly access, or the project may not even be on the studio for some reason (mainly if it has not been developed on the studio in the first place).

So in some cases as mentioned in the description of the bounty hunting page, you may have to request access by emailing the studio address.

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Re: Bounty hunting: bugfixing heroes, we want you!

Post by EllieK » 09 August 2019, 14:34

What if the bug fix is "Not a Bug". I researched the Troyes bug at the top of the list and realize that the solution is already provided right there in the bug report. All that is needed is for an "official" to type up the solution in an organized fashion, mark the bug as not a bug, and close it?

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Re: Bounty hunting: bugfixing heroes, we want you!

Post by Een » 10 August 2019, 20:31

EllieK wrote:
09 August 2019, 14:34
What if the bug fix is "Not a Bug". I researched the Troyes bug at the top of the list and realize that the solution is already provided right there in the bug report. All that is needed is for an "official" to type up the solution in an organized fashion, mark the bug as not a bug, and close it?
Well then in this is not a bug, yes :)
But actually a volunteer developer requested access, so I don't know if it is about this bug or something else.

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