Poll: should Trac send email notifications when adding or replacing an attachment?

Davide Liessi davide.liessi at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 09:54:25 CET 2016

I fully agree with Mojca:

2016-11-03 9:46 GMT+01:00 Mojca Miklavec <mojca at macports.org>:
> On 3 November 2016 at 09:30, René J.V. Bertin wrote:
>> 1- Do you agree there is no need for (this many) notifications concerning changes to attachments (= you never missed it)?
> No. I have always been annoyed by the fact that some users (me
> included) uploaded an attachment and then I had to tell everyone
> explicitly that a new attachment was there, and some users (me
> included) forgot.
>> 2- Do you agree that there should be control over which attachment changes trigger a notification (e.g. only for new attachments)?
> My opinion is not so strong here, but I'm inclined to say that it's
> usually interesting to know about a replaced attachment as well.
> Someone would complain about all the things that are wrong in the
> attachment, the submitter fixes the problems, but then nobody is aware
> that those things have been changed.
>> 3- Do you agree that ideally this should be a per-user setting?
> This cannot hurt, but as you said this is not up to us to implement
> and you should ask upstream.
> The only "problem" with per-user setting is that:
> - if notifications are turned off for everyone, almost everyone is at
> least aware that an additional note has to be sent to let everyone
> know the attachment has been added or modified when some important
> change has been made
> - if notifications are turned on for everyone, no such messages are needed
> - if this would be per-user setting, users uploading attachment might
> get more confused about whether or not to leave an additional comment
> like "I have implemented everything you asked for, I guess this is now
> ready to be committed" (or anything else). And then people might end
> up with three notifications (attachment deleted, attachment added, the
> additional comment by the user) or no notification at all.
> Mojca

Best wishes.

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