On Mar 10, 2017, at 8:38 PM, Martin Panter <vadmium+py@gmail.com> wrote:

On Mar 10, 2017, at 5:13 PM, Brett Cannon <brett@python.org> wrote:
Is the mention bot helpful? (Our config is at
https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/master/.mention-bot and the docs are
at https://github.com/facebook/mention-bot)

On 11 March 2017 at 00:32, Donald Stufft <donald@stufft.io> wrote:
I’ve found it helpful thus far. It’s poked me on a  few issues and I jumped
in and gave a review on them. There is too much churn in python/cpython for
me to get notified of every issue. I suspect as we get more people
submitting PRs (and thus, retaining author) it will get more diverse in who
it notifies as well.

I dislike it. At the moment I have the Git Hub repository blocked, but
this means I can’t even subscribe myself to interesting threads any
more. I think there were way too many useless emails (lacking context,
uninteresting to me, etc). It is automated spam.

I encourage you to remove it, or at least make it opt-in. Perhaps you
can encourage contributors to look themselves at the “experts” list,
history of the relevant code, or whatever, to find potential people to
invite to a Git Hub discussion.

You know you can tell it not to message you?

Donald Stufft