There's been a bit of confusion about how the subreddit allows bug posts as of lately, so I think its worth clearing it up before we begin discussing the changes that have made.
We allow bug posts here because we as moderators believe that this is an appropriate place to post them. This community, as a discussion platform for iOS betas, does provide a valuable place for people to discuss bugs that they have experienced with others. Bugs are a part of beta testing, and being able to see if other people have experienced the issue and what caused it for them is infinitely useful.
What we are not, though, is a replacement for the actual reporting channels provided by Apple or third-party app developers. Developers don't usually check this subreddit, whether Apple or a third-party. It's not their job. If you're posting a bug here, you should also be doing one of the following:
We recognize all of the above, and think that some improvements can be made for everyone: both users posting and developers.
Betas can cause third-party apps to have bugs, too. Users who are using the beta might want a heads-up about bugs they'll experience. That's why we have allowed third-party app bug reports for some time now.
Still, third-party app bugs should be easily distinguishable from bugs in iOS itself, so we now have a new flair for third-party app bugs. Include "[Third Party Bug]" in your post title to add the flair to your post.
Bugs that have no relation to the beta at all will still be removed.
While we allow bug posts, we still do feel that there is a potential for users that think Apple does check the subreddit. To fix that, on each bug-related post, auto moderator will now reply with a small comment teaching users how to properly report the bug and why it's necessary.
We've had an increase of the same bugs being posted, so before you post anything, please check to make sure nobody else has recently. Nobody wants to see the same content repeatedly. This has also been added to the auto moderator message.
We hope that these changes can improve bug posts and how bugs are reported for everyone.
Thanks for participating,
/u/AppleBetas and the rest of the mods