An admin can, if he or she wishes (and if it's possible), move the related posts here.
Yes, they will, but not more than they currently are. And when it happens, the developers have administrative access to the report, they can change the title of the bug report, they can link it to other bug reports if it's a duplicate, etc.
If we have an open bug tracking system, do you think anyone who submits bugs will check to see if a bug has been submited before?
Do you think they will not post stupid stuff such as: "Bug: Doesn't work"?
Any bug tracking system can do this just as easily as a forum.
With the forums, we can at least get more details from the users, ask follow up questions, and so on. Personally I think the forums way is more flexible.
Edited by Vegar, 02 December 2007 - 03:35 AM.