Votes in Release


This feature request referrers to the "Votes in Release" statistic that appears in the box next to the title of a Release.

In other types of content on CodePlex this box area allows the user to vote on the subject (in this case, it would be a particular Release), but it seems that "Votes in Release" just displays the total votes of all of the work items assigned to the release.

I don't see the benefit of having this statistic. If the user votes on a bug that should be fixed, and it gets fixed and assigned to the next release, that doesn't necessarily mean the user voted for the "release" itself - especially if it turns out that the bug wasn't even fixed properly, or if a feature was just closed without even being implemented. But regardless of its usefulness it should be displayed near the Work Items at the bottom of the page, because what this stat really describes is the number of votes for the improvement of a previous release, not the end result of the current release.

A better feature for that box would be to allow users to vote on the release itself, just like they would with a feature request.


BradWilson wrote Mar 18, 2007 at 6:04 PM

The intent of the feature is to show the # of votes addressed in a release, not to imply that a user voted for the release. Hence the words "Votes in release" rather than "Votes for release".

davedev wrote Mar 18, 2007 at 7:09 PM

Understood, but its appearance and location implies differently. This stat should be located by the Work Items to which it applies since it wouldn't normally affect whether or not I decide to download a release, unless of course I misinterpret it to mean that N users voted for the release itself, which is a statistic that might affect whether or not I download a release. The actual work items that were addressed might persuade me, but not the total number.