... and people find and close bugs on Bugzilla that are actually fixed. Some large portion of the open bugs on Bugzilla at any point (at least historically; not sure if Andrew has improved this) are issues that were fixed in response to something else and then forgotten by the reporter. An illustriative anecdote is that somebody has a problem, and submits a slightly-inaccurate bug report to Bugzilla. This gets misdirected due to the error and nobody has anything to say about it. The submiter pokes at it further, comes up with a better charactization of the bug. ignores Bugzilla (since that didn't generate a response before) and posts to an applicable mailing list. People on the list work with the user and fix the issue. The reporter is satisfied and has forgetten about Bugzilla entirely. Somebody trawling Bugzilla digs up the entry, and says that it's gotten no attention. The people who fixed the actual issue say that the bug report is inaccurate and the issue is probably the one that's been fixed for ages (assuming they connect the dots at this point and still remember the issue).
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