I think I found a bug in Test::More, but before I file it in
the request tracker, I wanted to confirm with you.
ARGH! I hate getting mail like this. People are trying to be nice but they're actually making my life harder. When the bug comes to me directly I have to deal with it immediately rather than run the risk of it sinking to the murky, fossilized depths of my inbox. Or I have to enter the bug into RT myself taking up more time. Any discussion we have is lost to the ether.
Why do people do this? The only thing I can figure is that there's some perceived stigma associated with "officially" reporting a bug for all to see. Let me make it clear, there is no stigma associated with reporting a bug via rt.cpan.org! You're not accusing me of writing shoddy software. I don't care what my public bug count is. And if its not a bug I'll just reply and resolve it. If it is a bug its in the system, it won't get lost, and we have a nice log of the conversation. It makes my life easier.
Use the request tracker. That's what its there for, to track requests so I don't have to.