[Tracker-discuss] [issue164] System message mail

Guido van Rossum metatracker at psf.upfronthosting.co.za
Tue Oct 16 20:05:02 CEST 2007


Guido van Rossum added the comment:

Then the message sent should contain a hint as to what was changed. In
the example I attached, there was *nothing*.

On 10/16/07, Paul Dubois <metatracker at psf.upfronthosting.co.za> wrote:
>
> Paul Dubois added the comment:
>
> Guido,
>
> By popular demand a change was made to send email on EVERY change to an
> issue, including ones for which no human typed a message. Roundup's default
> behavior in that case is to make up a message that says 'System message'.
> For example if someone just goes in and changes the priority, but doesn't
> type a message as to why, you'll get such a message.
>
> It is possible to do better and replace this message with something that has
> at least the name of the user who made the change, such as, 'Action taken by
> Dubois.' but to see what the change is about you have to look at the stuff
> at the bottom like priority->urgent. We will make this improvement when
> someone gets a chance but it isn't going to be all that much of an
> improvement. It would therefore be best if people making a change type a
> message.
>
> My experience with my own tracker made me feel these 'no message' changes
> should not trigger an email, but I seem to be the only one who thinks so and
> that is why we made the change to the current behavior.
>
> On 10/16/07, Guido van Rossum <metatracker at psf.upfronthosting.co.za> wrote:
> >
> >
> > New submission from Guido van Rossum:
> >
> > Since a few days (a week?) I keep getting a lot of emails related to
> > tracker
> > issues (in whose nosy list I am) where the body of the message is simply
> > "System
> > message:".  The sender is "admin".  What's up with these?  I'm attaching
> > the
> > latest example.
> >
> > ----------
> > messages: 828
> > nosy: guido
> > priority: urgent
> > status: unread
> > title: System message mail
> >
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