#kill-unco is an Mozilla irc channel dedicated to trying to reduce the number of unconfirmed bugs in Mozilla's Bugzilla database.
Over time the number of these unconfirmed bugs in Mozilla's bugzilla has spiraled into the thousands. #kill-unco is an effort to try and get these bugs under control with the oldest bugs being tackled first.
Before going and killing unconditionals it is worth having a good understanding makes a good bug report and how to search Bugzilla for duplicates. These are well described on the following pages:
Introduction to Bugzilla and the
lifecycle of a bug
General QA information
The Bug Triager's Guide describes the elments of a good report that can greatly aid the resolution of a bug.
Even if you do not yet have permission to mark a bug as confirmed, it is still possible to add useful comments to aid the swift resolution of bugs. However, please add comments only when they add to a bug - the volume of mail that some Bugzilla users receive is quite large already.
Often the best person to resolve a bug is the person who filed it in the first place. Unfortunately, many reporters are unaware that they have the power to resolve their own bugs. When you cannot reproduce a bug yourself and no one has tested in a recent build add a comment along the lines of the following:
I cannot reproduce this bug in !MozillaBuildNumber+Platform!. Reporter (!ReporterName!), please can you check to see whether this bug is still present in a recent build (Moz1.0 or a new nightly build). If this bug does not occur please can you resolve it worksforme. For further information on bug writing please see http://www.mozilla.org/quality/bug-writing-guidelines.html
Since this bug was reported, a newer version of Mozilla has been released. Reporter (!ReporterName!), please can you check to see whether this bug is still present in a recent build (Moz 1.0 or a new nightly build). If this bug does not occur please can you resolve it worksforme.
Bugs that have requested a reply from the reporter but haven't been answered may be closed after a period of one month's inactivity from the time the reporter was asked to answer.
Marking bug WORKSFORME due to request to the reporter for further information without a response for more than one month. Reporter (!ReporterName!) if you can reproduce this bug in a recent Mozilla (1.0 or a newer nightly) and provide the requested information please reopen this bug.
Bug marshals (i.e. those changing/adding/closing bugs) should add themselves to the cc lists of bugs they change so they can monitor any responses and help in the resolution of bugs.
Please visit The Unconfirmed Queries rather than repeatedly querying Bugzilla. This page links to saved copies of the most useful Bugzilla queries. Not only is this faster than doing the query it will also reduce the load substantially. I will put the more specified queries back up when I have improved them.