sumanah at wikimedia
Jul 20, 2011, 8:04 AM
Post #1 of 9
We all get too much Bugzilla mail. Often this is because you signed up
changing cc lists & default assignees, reducing useless bugmail
a long time ago as the default assignee for a component, or added
yourself to a cc list. It's time to prune these old lists, so that the
only bugmail you get is stuff that *directly relates to you*.
Today we made a change that may result in stopping bugmail you DID want,
so read on for explanation and instructions.
= Default Assignee changes =
RobLa suggested that, in most cases, the Bugzilla default assignee for a
MediaWiki component or extension should be no one (that is, the wikibugs
"no one in particular" user). Today Mark made that change, for
MediaWiki components and for the extensions that WMF sites use. You can
see what the old default assignees were here:
If you've been removed and you actually WANT to be a default assignee
for something, go ahead and add yourself back in. For example, maybe
Ryan Kaldari really wants every new WikiLove bug assigned to him. But
going forward, it seems to Mark & me that assignment should *mean*
something - it should mean that someone chose to assign the bug, and
that the assignee aims to address the issue.
= CC list email =
Once you're signed up for a cc list, you can't take yourself off; a
Bugzilla admin has to do it. So today, Mark is emailing the people who
are on cc lists, telling you what lists you're on, and asking you which
of those you really want to be on. Please respond and think about what
you really want. If you just want a regular overview of all the new
bugs in that component, set up a report to be emailed to you every week
using https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/editwhines.cgi .
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