Holy cow, I wrote a book!
A bar check sounds like the sort of thing
you receive at the end of a long evening of drinking,
but that's not what a bar check is.
Among the things that happen at ship room meetings is
reviewing each bug that has a proposed fix and deciding
whether to accept or reject the fix.
Another thing that happens at ship room meetings is the
representing the bug
describes the issue and what is known about it so far
and asks for a
preliminary assessment from the ship room as to whether
this is the sort of bug they would approve if a fix were available,
in other words,
whether it meets the
If the answer is No,
then there is no need to go to the effort of developing a fix for it
right now, since you know it would get rejected anyway.