So how does reporting work now in Fedora?
Here's my quick summary of Richard's email and my observation. User experiences a crash and gets notified about it. Than he/she hits report button and that's where abrt creates the micro-report, sends it to the abrt server and waits for the reponse. At this point, the issue is either already known and user gets a link to the server where all the above described infomation can be found including a bug number if there is one already. The bug is created when at least one user who experienced the crash hits Report in gnome-abrt to provide aditional data. At this point abrt creates a full report, which includes the traceback, few stats about your system. All data can be reviewed before submitting and needs to be checked by user. After uploading these data, a bug gets created, linked to the abrt server report and maintainer can decide whether he'll fix the issue, talks to upstream about fixing that particular problem or provides a new version that fixes the problem.
What's new with the recent abrt server update is that if the number of crashes reaches certain treshold (originally 20 but I think Richard raised that number already) the bug gets opened even without additional data from user. This is a try to get atention from maintainers early enough to start investigating before even more users hit the same problem. On the other hand, maintainers get a very little data at this point and without a reporoducer and full backtrace, there's not much they can do with it. That said, if you report an issue, please fire up gnome-abrt, input the additional data, try to find reproducer, try to be the nice community member who helps others - developers, maintainer and users :-)