Feature #4347

Replying to an issue should automatically add the user to the watchers list

Added by Kamil . almost 8 years ago. Updated 12 months ago.

Status:NewStart date:2009-12-06
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:

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Category:Issues
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Description

When an user replies to an issue, he/she is definatelly interested in it, so I think that it is natural to add him/her to watchers list automatically, so he/she could obtain notification e-mails.


Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #1737: autowatch issues New 2008-08-03
Related to Redmine - Feature #2716: Automatically add assignee to watchers New 2009-02-11
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #8523: "Notify if I'm involved" should trip if I've commented on... Closed
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #11520: Make issue be watched automatically when posting to it Closed
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #11405: Add users as watcher when they leave a comment (Bugzilla ... Closed

History

#1 Updated by Udit Sajjanhar almost 8 years ago

Rather than doing it for any user who leaves comment, there could be a "Watch this issue" check box in the Update issue form.

The admin can choose whether this checkbox will be checked or unchecked by default.

WDYT?

#2 Updated by Felix Schäfer almost 8 years ago

Well, I wouldn't mind being made watcher by default, as is already the case for the forum, but I'm not sure that would fly for everyone. On the other hand, I'm not sure if it should be an option for every response or comment you give, because most of the time, you have a personal default for such things. What about making it a user preference, i.e. "I want to watch Issues and Forum Threads to which I respond" or something like that?

#3 Updated by Kamil . almost 8 years ago

Felix Schäfer wrote:

"I want to watch Issues and Forum Threads to which I respond" or something like that?

Nice idea

#4 Updated by Robert Chady almost 8 years ago

FYI, I wrote a plugin called auto_watchers that almost does this for you. It currently adds people that the issue gets assigned to OR any person that modifies the issue as watchers. It is available on my github account at http://github.com/rchady. No promises on it, but for my use it has been working well. Personally, I feel that features like this one should be kept in a plugin rather than added to the core, just my $.02.

#5 Updated by Udit Sajjanhar almost 8 years ago

Kamil . wrote:

Felix Schäfer wrote:

"I want to watch Issues and Forum Threads to which I respond" or something like that?

Nice idea

+1 for this

#6 Updated by Kamil . almost 8 years ago

Robert Chady wrote:

I feel that features like this one should be kept in a plugin rather than added to the core, just my $.02.

I do not agree. This should be a basic functionality (like in the forum)

#7 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 8 years ago

  • Category set to Issues

#8 Updated by Fernando Hartmann over 7 years ago

+1 it's very useful

#9 Updated by Adam Piotr Żochowski over 7 years ago

Allow this to be a triple setup

  • Per whole system (any reply becomes watcher)
  • Per project (only replies to specific projects make a person a watcher)
  • per person (only people that want to be watchers on a reply become watchers)

Different people/projects might operate on different setups.

#10 Updated by Paul Dann almost 7 years ago

This seems like a really important feature to me; I was surprised to discover that there hasn't been much work on this so far. Any chance of increasing the priority on this?

#11 Updated by Sebastian M over 6 years ago

About to give rchady's plugin a shot. Looks good. Thanks.

#12 Updated by Jimmy Praet about 2 years ago

+1

#13 Updated by Go MAEDA over 1 year ago

  • Duplicated by Feature #11520: Make issue be watched automatically when posting to it added

#14 Updated by Go MAEDA over 1 year ago

  • Duplicated by Feature #11405: Add users as watcher when they leave a comment (Bugzilla parity) added

#15 Updated by Go MAEDA over 1 year ago

#16 Updated by Oscar Santos about 1 year ago

+1 We really need this functionality. The plugins that were developed for this are no longer compatible and have not been updated to support the latest versions of Redmine. Please implement this Auto Watch feature. Thank you.

#17 Updated by Tobias Fischer 12 months ago

This is a duplicate of older issue #2716

#18 Updated by Tobias Fischer 12 months ago

# And wrote in #2716-12:

Try it out: https://github.com/logical-and/redmine_auto_watch. Watchers added on issue update and issue create from: author, assignee, previous assignee if any.

I can confirm that the forked and enhanced version of this plugin which can be found at https://github.com/mephi-ut/redmine_auto_watch works very well for Redmine 3.3.1

#19 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA 12 months ago

  • Related to Feature #2716: Automatically add assignee to watchers added

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