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Get Bug-Editing Privileges

What are bug-editing privileges?

Anyone can file bugs and add comments to bugs, but some things—adding labels, marking duplicates, changes status—require extra permissions. There’s plenty you can do to help with triage without any extra permissions, but if you are doing a lot of triage you can be even more effective if you can edit bugs. Just as with becoming a committer, however, these extra permissions comes with an expectation of responsibility.

How do I get bug-editing privileges?

First, spend at least a few weeks triaging bugs as described in the triage guidelines, doing the parts that don't require extra permissions and aiming to make significant contributions to at least 20-30 bugs. This is to demonstrate that you are committed to helping triage bugs, that you understand the triage process, and that you can work with the rest of the Chromium community. Once you’ve done that, email a Chromium contributor who is familiar with your triage work (for instance, a developer who has worked with some of the bugs you have triaged) and ask them to review your triage contributions. Once you feel comfortable, you can request bug-editing privileges by emailing and provide a reason why you want it.

A few things to keep in mind while you are getting started with triage, which will help ensure that the nomination process goes smoothly:

Once your nomination is approved, you will receive a follow-up email with instructions for enabling your new permissions.

Googler? You can request a Chromium account or join the edit-bug-access group.