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Re: ASF JIRA: IRC Notifications

From: Stefan Fuhrmann <stefan.fuhrmann_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:54:15 +0200

On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 11:07 AM, Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com> wrote:

> The ASFBot supports posting JIRA updates to IRC channel. Currently it
> configured to post notifications on all issue changes. But it seems to
> generate a lot traffic to IRC channel and may distract from
> discussions. See yesterday conversion for example [1]. Please note
> that this was not bulk update -- I was cleaning up some old issues,
> fixing milestone etc.

Yes, those were a lot of notifications but I don't feel that they
were excessive. After all, you did an issue sweep and this is
something people might want to be aware of.

I guess the important thing is that the "[Update]" tag in the
JIRA notification must be reliably mean "meta data changed".
Then people can quickly glance over those in the IRC.

I suggest to disable "Issue Update" notifications go to IRC channel.
> I.e. post only "Issue Open", "Issue Commented", "Issue Resolved" and
> "Issue Closed" notifications. This change wouldn't affect JIRA
> notifications for issues_at_s.a.o. Another option to disable JIRA IRC
> notifications completely.

What is the proportion of the "Issue Update" vs. all other
notifications over the lifetime of a JIRA issue? I would
expect that to be < 50%.

I'm not against filtering it but I feel that the current surge
in IRC "spam" is only temporary and might skew our
cost / benefit perception.

-- Stefan^2.
Received on 2015-09-29 11:54:27 CEST

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