Triaging Bug Reports
When a package has been undermaintained for a while (or it is just very popular) it might have a large number of outstanding BugReports.
If you want to attack these reports then the task can be quite daunting. I can't do much better than pointing you to this mail which gives some tips of how to go about it. There are also some good general tips in there for dealing with the BTS in particular how to handle different situations and how to write good mails to respond to the reports.