Triage Issues

We talked a bit about issue triage back in Chapter 5, Make a Contribution, but that was in the context of an issue or feature you wanted to work on yourself. While this is useful, you don’t have to be the one to fix the bug to be the one to test whether it’s actually a problem. Bugs and feature requests come in all the time for FOSS projects, and it can be helpful to have people reviewing them as they come in, exposing the signal amidst the issue noise. While some projects prefer that more experienced contributors triage issues, others are thrilled to have less experienced people lend a hand as the first responders to any new issues that arrive.

Before you start triaging issues, take a moment to confirm not only that the project ...

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