Feature #515

Add 'watchers' pro-actively.

Added by Jos Yule about 15 years ago. Updated about 10 years ago.

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It would be handy to be able to add people to an issue, rather then each individual having to add themselves. ie. the
'watch' link.

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #1757: Immediately send a notify email when a user is added to i... New 2008-08-07
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #1531: Add notification system Closed 2008-06-25
Duplicates Redmine - Feature #398: Watcher list when new issue Closed


#1 Updated by Chris Malek about 15 years ago

I second this.

One different idea along the same lines. On the project settings
have a new setting "Automatically Add Issue watch when user
makes tracker change".

If this new setting were true, any time a user makes a change
to an issue/tracker, they would be added to the watch list.

It would also be nice if the issue detail listed out all the
users who are watching the issue.

#2 Updated by Mark Elrod about 15 years ago


#3 Updated by Jonathan Hall about 15 years ago

This feature would be excellent!

#4 Updated by Maxim Krušina about 15 years ago

Exactly. We just migrated from Trac. So now we have great way
haw we can add human resources to projects, which was really
painfull in Trac, but what we're missing is CC: field in ticked.
Sometimes, we need to send copy af all changes to one person
who is not member of project, but we need to add this person
at the time of ticket creation. Only way how to do this now is
to write email to user and tell him to add himself to watch ticket.
Should be possible to add other users to watchlist of one ticket
by admin?

#5 Updated by Jos Yule almost 15 years ago

I agree with Chris M. - when someone edits/updates a tracker item, they should be added to the watch list automatically. Or there should be an option to turn on this kind of functionality.

#6 Updated by Mike Duchene almost 15 years ago

Any updates on this? I really need this feature as well.

#7 Updated by Guest Test over 14 years ago

A good example for this feature: http://flyspray.org/manual:notifications

#8 Updated by Guest Test over 14 years ago

  • Assignee set to Martin Herr
  • Target version set to 0.8
  • % Done changed from 0 to 70

#9 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 14 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Martin Herr)
  • Target version deleted (0.8)
  • % Done changed from 70 to 0

#10 Updated by youngseok yi over 14 years ago

Maxim Krušina wrote:

what we're missing is CC: field in ticked.

I totally agree with this.
I've encouraged my team mates to use redmine as project planning and management system in a month.
There are few people actively participate in the process, Most of them do not watch the issue by themselves and miss it.
Though the system is great, it is hard to make people change their habit and be interested in process.
I've thought this feature will help the mates concern the important ticket and give them more chance to visit the system.

On the other hand, there could be more than one person who are in charge of the ticket.
The feature might be a solution for these situations.

#11 Updated by Daniel Srb over 14 years ago

+1 (or +40 if you count the number of people using redmine in our company)

adding watchers by hand, would be great

#12 Updated by Marco D'Arienzo about 14 years ago


In Bugzilla you have the possibility to add any user as cc, so they will be automatically informed about the issue. I like the idea of just adding some user as watchers, it doesn't really need Taskmasters and stuff like that, than you already have a Task Creator and Assignees.

#13 Updated by Luiz Carlos Junior about 14 years ago

I partially agree with this issue. The main request would be to add the ability to add watchers on ticket creation.

#14 Updated by tolan blundell about 14 years ago

+1 for being able to assign watchers on creation.

The problem with the current system is that if I create a ticket, save it, add watchers, then the watchers don't see the initial ticket in their notifications.

#15 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang about 14 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

#16 Updated by Parth Lawate about 12 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Reopened

It would be a good idea to have a add Watchers in the "Right click" menu that you have when you select & right click on the list of issues

#17 Updated by Jan Niggemann (redmine.org team member) about 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Reopened to Closed

Closing this, @Parth Lawate: Please create a new ticket in "Feature" for this.

#18 Updated by Daniel Felix about 10 years ago

Parth Lawate wrote:

It would be a good idea to have a add Watchers in the "Right click" menu that you have when you select & right click on the list of issues

This is already implemented.
Only on multiselect, there's no watch option.

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