For clarification, there are plenty of states a bug can have:
new - fresh report
acknowledged - means a tester has seen your bug report.
confirmed - means a tester has tested positively and confirms it is indeed a bug.
assigned - means a coder is assigned (has assigned himself) and is fixing it.
feedback - more / additional information is requested.
to be tested - coder (thinks he) has fixed the bug.
resolved - confirmation that the bug is fixed.
I hope that clears your question on bug-base- ettiquette.