Why don't bugs have an estimate field?

on a Scrum Board why don't bugs as opposed to stories have a point estimate?

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Hi Niall,

You can add the Story Point field to the Bug issue type, and then you will have the ability to estimate bugs. For more on changing the field configuration see Configuring Fields and Screens.

Nicholas Muldoon

Thanks but is there a reason it is not there by default?

+1 Niall's comment, why isn't this by default?

I'm wondering the same thing, why isn't it a default?

My guess is that bugs aren't usually brought into a sprint at planning, but I'd just customise it if need be.

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What I am thinking is that bug-fixing doesn't bring business values as stories do. Therefore, we normally leave the estimates of bugs empty. Additionally, bugs are not something we can plan in the Sprint planning session as Marion Rosner commented. 

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