Feature #4347

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

Added by Kamil . over 11 years ago. Updated 3 months ago.

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

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Category:Issues
Target version:5.0.0
Resolution:

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.

my-account.png (94.6 KB) Takenori TAKAKI, 2019-03-07 01:42

users-new.png (82.7 KB) Takenori TAKAKI, 2019-03-07 01:42

enable-to-setting-auto-watch-by-account.patch Magnifier (6.63 KB) Takenori TAKAKI, 2019-03-07 01:44

autowatch.png (19.2 KB) Jens Krämer, 2021-04-21 05:01

0001-auto-watch-issues-a-user-contributes-to.patch Magnifier - rebased on master / 20210420 (corrected patch) (7.33 KB) Jens Krämer, 2021-04-21 05:07


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 over 11 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 over 11 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 . over 11 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 over 11 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 over 11 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 . over 11 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 over 11 years ago

  • Category set to Issues

#8 Updated by Fernando Hartmann about 11 years ago

+1 it's very useful

#9 Updated by Adam Piotr Żochowski about 11 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 over 10 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 about 10 years ago

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

#12 Updated by Jimmy Praet almost 6 years ago

+1

#13 Updated by Go MAEDA over 5 years ago

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

#14 Updated by Go MAEDA over 5 years ago

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

#15 Updated by Go MAEDA over 5 years ago

#16 Updated by Oscar Santos almost 5 years 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 over 4 years ago

This is a duplicate of older issue #2716

#18 Updated by Tobias Fischer over 4 years 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 over 4 years ago

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

#20 Updated by Takenori TAKAKI over 2 years ago

I propose the following features for auto watch.
  • User is added as a watcher automatically, When adding a comment to an issue.
  • Enable to select "Auto watch" ON / OFF on Account Settings (Default is ON).
  • When adding a feature, the existing users's setting is OFF, and After adding a feature, the newly created user's setting is ON by default.

I made a patch and attach it.

('my/account' screen)

('users/new' screen)

#21 Updated by Kamil . over 2 years ago

nice!

#22 Updated by Mitsuyoshi Kawabata over 2 years ago

Great!

#23 Updated by Go MAEDA over 2 years ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next major release

#24 Updated by Akihiro YAMAKAWA about 2 years ago

+1 Great work!

#25 Updated by Vasili Korol about 2 years ago

This is a very nice feature indeed. I suggest re-phrasing "Issues I added notes" to "Issues I comment on".

#26 Updated by Matthias Reinhardt over 1 year ago

+1

#27 Updated by Jens Krämer 3 months ago

  • File 0001-auto-watch-issues-a-user-contributes-to.patch added
  • File autowatch.png added

+1

I rebased the patch on current master and slightly changed wording and layout of the user setting:

#28 Updated by Jens Krämer 3 months ago

please discard the previous patch, it contained some unnecessary files. here's the correct patch.

#29 Updated by Go MAEDA 3 months ago

  • File deleted (0001-auto-watch-issues-a-user-contributes-to.patch)

#30 Updated by Go MAEDA 3 months ago

  • Target version changed from Candidate for next major release to 5.0.0

Setting the target version to 5.0.0.

#31 Updated by Marius BALTEANU 3 months ago

The patch proposed add the current user as watcher for any action made on the issue, not only for "add notes" action. To reproduce, edit an issue attribute without adding any note and observe that the current user is added to the watcher list.

Is this the expected behaviour? Or we should have more granular actions: add note (this issue), assigned to me (#2716) and all actions (the behaviour implemented by the proposed patch).

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