Include how-to link on bug report page

• Jan 26, 2016 - 20:21
Reported version
S5 - Suggestion

When creating an issue it would be useful to have the following link available on the create issue pages:…

I myself still check it out regularly to aid in determining the priority of an issue.


Status (old) active fixed

Cleary this was place wrong. Removed it from the new project form, and moved it to the new issue form.

Nitpicky me (that's what you get for wasting time, we just counter-waste it ;) ), but it now shows between 'Input Format' and 'File Attachements'.
Would it be possible to move it up to the top? Having the info about the fields before having to fill them out makes more sense to me.

On a related note, something I've been wondering about is the automatically inserted "GIT commit:" when using Help > Report a Bug. Is "GIT" correct? Everywhere else, I've seen it "Git." I don't think it's an abbreviation.

"Git." would denote an abbreviation, which indeed it is not. GIT seems to indicate an acronym, which it isn't either. It got to be "git" and at the beginning of a sentence or in 'sentence case' it should be "Git", see

See also

Torvalds quipped about the name git (which means "unpleasant person" in British English slang): "I'm an egotistical bastard, and I name all my projects after myself. First 'Linux', now 'git'." The man page describes Git as "the stupid content tracker". The readme file of the source code elaborates further:

The name "git" was given by Linus Torvalds when he wrote the very
first version. He described the tool as "the stupid content tracker"
and the name as (depending on your mood):

- random three-letter combination that is pronounceable, and not
actually used by any common UNIX command. The fact that it is a
mispronunciation of "get" may or may not be relevant.
- stupid. contemptible and despicable. simple. Take your pick from the
dictionary of slang.
- "global information tracker": you're in a good mood, and it actually
works for you. Angels sing, and a light suddenly fills the room.
- "goddamn idiotic truckload of sh*t": when it breaks

It's AE standards again—when I mean that the word is git, I quote it as "Git." The capital letter and period are not integral to the word I'm referring to, which is just git. (Ignore the period at the end there.)

So if this is confirmed, perhaps a separate issue should request that it be changed to "Git commit:" for future reports (nothing to be done about earlier ones)?