On Mar 10, 2017, at 5:13 PM, Brett Cannon email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.