Recently I discovered that Microsoft has no public way of reporting on bugs regarding the Windows operating system. The only current alternative is the Microsoft Community, which is not really a bug reporting platform, but more of a help desk targeted at laymen. There is an overall strong dissatisfaction with the 'support engineers' present there.
Given that Microsoft seems to resist setting up a community to this end, and given the power of the community as showcased by Stack Exchange, I am certain as a community a better service can be provided than the one currently established by Microsoft Community. We do not need Microsoft to verify how common certain issues are, in which circumstances they can be reproduced, and to find plausible workarounds.
To some degree it seems bug reports are already welcome here. Regardless, given that this topic was not yet raised on Meta (or please redirect me), I would like to initiate a discussion regarding experienced bugs in Windows as reported here on superuser.
- First off, are they welcome?
- What is a suitable format (e.g., which tags to use) for these types of 'questions'?
- And thinking ahead, could superuser act as a replacement to the Microsoft Community to apply pressure on Microsoft to raise common experienced problems? If so, how should this be structured/communicated?