On Mar 10, 2017, at 5:13 PM, Brett Cannon firstname.lastname@example.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 Mar 10, 2017, at 8:38 PM, Martin Panter email@example.com wrote: 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.
On 11 March 2017 at 01:39, Donald Stufft firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You know you can tell it not to message you?
I have tried https://github.com/mention-bot/how-to-unsubscribe, but that didn’t seem to have much effect. At least, I was still getting subscribed to new pull requests after blocking the bot.
I am also aware of https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/master/.mention-bot but haven’t added myself there yet.