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From Joe Brockmeier <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Adjust JIRA to send out less mails (e.g. only about issue creation, status changes etc.)
Date Fri, 07 Dec 2012 19:20:04 GMT
On Fri, Dec 7, 2012, at 12:52 PM, Animesh Chaturvedi wrote:
> I agree this helps in making communication from Jira more effective. 
> David, Joe do you have administrator privileges to adjust the
> notification emails from Jira?  

I'm actually -1 on this.

I see comments coming from Jira as being important, and I don't see that
anyone who *may* be interested in an issue automatically setting it to
"watch" or whatever based on the initial ticket. 

I seem to recall a proposal to move Jira messages to a separate list,
which might be an acceptable substitute - but there should be a list
where all Jira messages are sent.

The problem about accidental changes to Jira sounds really annoying, but
that should be reported to the Atlassian folks rather than doing a
workaround that means people subscribed to the list won't see important
additions to tickets. 



> Animesh
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sebastien Goasguen [] 
> Sent: Friday, December 07, 2012 12:53 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Adjust JIRA to send out less mails (e.g. only
> about issue creation, status changes etc.)
> + 1
> On Dec 6, 2012, at 10:24 AM, Wolfram Schlich <>
> wrote:
> > Hey,
> > 
> > I propose to change the ASF JIRA config for the CLOUDSTACK project in 
> > a way that it doesn't send out mails to -dev on *every* change, 
> > especially for description edits, comment edits, comment additions 
> > etc. and only do it for important events, like issue creation, status 
> > updates, assignee changes etc.
> > 
> > It's pretty easy to accidentally click on the description area (which 
> > makes an editable text area appear and pre-selects all text) and to 
> > delete or replace all text with a single keystroke. If you click 
> > outside the text area then, the changes get saved and instantly mailed 
> > to -dev.
> > 
> > I agree that transparency and awareness about bug reports is very 
> > important, but probably not everybody on -dev is interested in any 
> > change to any issue, so just sending out the important notifications 
> > to -dev and allowing people to add themselves as watchers to a JIRA 
> > issue if they are interested in particular ones could reduce the 
> > number of uninteresting mails for most people.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Wolfram

Joe Brockmeier
Twitter: @jzb

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