Yes, However I am a technical person across multiple Linux projects. I have developed the skills and insight required to make rather detailed bug reports based on the template that project provides. Your Average user™ is not going to have a github account and bugzilla account for every item they use.
What type are we talking about? User submitted (Github Issues) or automated reports? I like gitlab for the very simple reason of “Its pretty and I use it”
It is already reported or I found a workaround!
Yes and no, Not all bug reports are equal. And not all of them have to be solved in a technical sense.
That I cannot answer because I only submitted bug reports to Debian, Ubuntu and openSUSE and maybe some smaller projects. Every project was using a totally different bug tracker.
I am not sure because every project is different.
Not sure but I did not always get a satisfactory response although from the Debian project it is top notch. You will get a reply in no time even if the bug cannot be resolved in the moment.
Usually yes, specially when it is a Linux distro and as I said maybe I have to admit that I have more experience with Debian and even though people seemed to complain about their old school approach I think for me it worked the best. When I used Debian Unstable I was submitting bugs and on every issue I had a response.
I’m not disparaging this. This is, IMHO, one of the big blockers for the “average user.” If there was a way to implement anonymous (or unregistered) bug reports, even if they defaulted to a lower priority, that’d be great.