FogBugz Discuss Plus Plug-in

Overview

This plug-in enhances the discussion features of FogBugz 7, by adding some additional capabilities and layout options.

Feature Summary

It’s common for a post in the discussion forum to initiate FogBugz cases, for example when a customer complains about a bug or requests a feature. With the functionality of a standard FogBugz installation, it is easy enough to link a case from a discussion topic, but support is limited for allowing the person who posted the message to keep track of the progress on the spawned case, especially if they are an anonymous or community user. This plug-in attempts to solve that.

Using this plug-in, discussion topics with linked cases will display the current status of the case including how recently it has been updated eliminating the need for the person working the case to go back and post status updates in the thread. This information was always visible to logged in users, but this plug-in expands that capability to anonymous and community users and improves the layout of the information in the display. The plug-in also provides an improved display and easier searching of discussion topics in the forum.

DiscussPlus GridView

Discuss Plus adds a grid view option for viewing the topic list.

Where do I get it?

You can download and install the Scratchout plug-in from the FogBugz plugin gallery, it is also available for all FogBugz on Demand users from the plug-in administration screen.

What does it cost?

Nada. It’s freeware. I haven’t attached any licensing terms to it yet, but am okay with you doing whatever you want with it so long as you don’t steal my work and claim it as your own.

System Requirements

This plug-in requires FogBugz 7.0 or later and will run on any of the platforms that support FogBugz plug-ins.

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