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Further work on Github usability (issue templates)

Make issue template more obvious about importance of
searching the issue tracker first, and wrap logs appropriately.

Reviewed-by: Brian Behlendorf <>
Reviewed-by: Giuseppe Di Natale <>
Closes #5542
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@@ -1,9 +1,14 @@
Thank you for reporting an issue.
-This issue tracker is for bugs and issues only.
-If you need general support please use
-our mailing list.
+*IMPORTANT* - Please search our issue tracker *before* making a new issue.
+If you cannot find a similar issue, then create a new issue.
+*IMPORTANT* - This issue tracker is for *bugs* and *issues* only.
+Please search the wiki and the mailing list archives before asking
+questions on the mailing list.
Please fill in as much of the template as possible.
@@ -30,6 +35,10 @@ modinfo spl | grep -iw version
### Include any warning/errors/backtraces from the system logs
+*IMPORTANT* - Please mark logs and text output from terminal commands
+or else Github will not display them correctly.
+An example is provided below.
this is an example how log text should be marked (wrap it with ```)

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