We have lots of speculation on why the Lindens made the JIRA change. I think we have a bit more evidence as to the reason. As I think it was mostly from the abusive posts in the JIRA, I may read too much in this. But, I think I’m pretty much on point.
This appeared in the Deploys thread this week.
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You can make your own call as to whether the Lab has changed things due to abusive people or not.