20. Juni 2012 in Allgemein
Simply said: A bug is a system fault.
Bugs may appear on websites, programs or applications. However, they always cause the same feeling: Users, as well as developers are obviously annoyed.
There is a huge variety of bugs: graphical errors or broken links are typical errors, but there are many more bugs that affect functionality, security or other areas of web pages or a programs in a negative way.
A bug rarely comes alone…
Their appearance is numerous. Developers are doing their best to avoid creating bugs by accident and simultaneously try to search and eliminate occuring bugs, but they always have one big problem: They always have the same point of view. They pay attention to the crucial areas of web pages and programs and neglect “less important” things. But in the end those bugs may be even more annoying to the user.
And that is why we need you: We need your point of view!
What belongs to spelling?
Beside system faults that affect functionality or the graphical interface, there are many spelling or grammar mistakes that can be found on websites or softwares.
It makes no difference whether it is simply a missing comma, a strange syntax or wrong word usage, non of them is a bug, as they are not affecting the functionality of web pages or programs. Spelling and grammar mistakes have to be submitted as such.
Finally it is your job to write a good description about where the error appeared and outline the steps taken. Additionally you have to add a screenshot and the label “spelling error”.
What about usability?
Usability neither belongs to bugs nor to spelling error. A usability error is not a bug, but a lack in user-friendliness, so when you submit a usability error, make a suggestion for improvement.