I wanted to reported a bug but I wasn't sure about it. So I wanted to tag it "possible bug" instead of bug. But the system won't let me : must include one of these tags -- bug feature-request discussion support.

I think it should be in the list.

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    Can the person would voted me down explain hiself ? How is this question unclear or not useful ? – Philippe Carriere Aug 18 '09 at 20:20
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    Voting is anonymous, they just disagree with you. It's ok. – jjnguy Aug 18 '09 at 20:32
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    It is always safe to just assume that Rich B was the downvoter though. – jjnguy Aug 18 '09 at 20:32
  • Disagree on what ? That's what I would like to understand to improve myself. – Philippe Carriere Aug 18 '09 at 20:32
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    In meta, a downvote can mean I disagree with the premise of a "question" – Joel Aug 18 '09 at 20:35
  • @Silence, especially with a feature request, downvotes are often used to express a person's disagreeing with your suggestion for the site. – Timothy Carter Aug 18 '09 at 20:39
  • They think your feature request is silly perhaps..that's why I would downvote you if I felt strongly enough about it. – jjnguy Aug 18 '09 at 20:39
  • See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/29717/… -- the "possible-bug" tag is deprecated. – Ether Nov 14 '09 at 0:42

Don't worry about it (too much).

Tag it as a bug. If it isn't the community will fix your tagging.

  • I disagree with your "don't worry about it". I think it's always best to carefully consider what you do. However, I do agree with "Tag it as a bug" so you get (+1) from me. – devinb Aug 18 '09 at 20:23
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    I'm just being laid back, it's meta man! – jjnguy Aug 18 '09 at 20:26
  • lol, by "the community will fix your tagging" you mean "they will verbally (textually?) insult you until your mother calls their mother, and their mother calls your mother a dirty stupid *****, and your mother disconnects your internet to keep you from being an insensitive sod – STW Aug 18 '09 at 21:47
  • " <--- forgot that :-) – STW Aug 18 '09 at 21:47
  • Probably. However, you should probably just insult them back instead. – jjnguy Aug 18 '09 at 22:01
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    no, no! We need fewer insults. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/15143/… – user133653 Aug 19 '09 at 10:33

You report it as a bug. If it turns out not to be a bug, it will be retagged status-bydesign, and all is well. Nobody will be mad at you for tagging a possible bug as a bug, that's what bug tracking is all about. :)

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    "Nobody will be mad" is just false. Rich B is always mad. – devinb Aug 18 '09 at 20:25
  • But if I gave him warning, then he'd miss out on the shock when it happens. – ベレアー アダム Aug 18 '09 at 20:31
  • Ha, it's true, some people are shocked when others disagree with them. – jjnguy Aug 18 '09 at 20:40
  • @devinb Agreed. – Troggy Aug 18 '09 at 20:49
  • Speaking of it, shouldn't this question be tagged status-by-design by now? – perbert Aug 18 '09 at 21:33

I think this is a good idea, and it would also cover those cases where you're not sure whether the problem should be considered a bug or a feature-request.

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