[aur-general] Make AUR notifier messages more visible

Anatol Pomozov anatol.pomozov at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 10:05:40 EDT 2013


On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM, canyonknight <canyonknight at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 4:47 PM, Allen Li <cyberdupo56 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 09:08:52AM -0700, Anatol Pomozov wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 8:50 AM, Chris “Kwpolska” Warrick
>>> >
>>> > Just do a goddamn filter in Gmail.
>>> Yes I am aware of filters (I worked in Gmail UI team btw). I already
>>> have 300+ filters and I hate to add more, especially for one-time
>>> notifications.
>>> Forcing everyone to create a filter for aur notifications sounds wrong
>>> to me. Most people just will not do this. And I think "invisible"
>>> message by default + people's laziness to create filters is the reason
>>> why it is more difficult to get a package maintainer response via
>>> comments rather than via personal email.
>>> Most web sites (such as forums) known to me send notifications "to:"
>>> user exactly for this reason - make these messages visible by default.
>> I personally don't have any objections either way, but is there a reason
>> *not* to send notifications directly to the user?  Sure, there are ways
>> around it (filters for Gmail) , but why make it an issue in the first
>> place?
> AUR notifications are sent as a single e-mail to all subscribed users
> to avoid having to send each and every subscriber a separate e-mail.
> They are sent as a BCC to avoid having every subscribed user e-mail
> address in the "To" field. I believe the Arch bugtracker works the
> same way, so it's not something completely unique to the AUR.

Filed a task in case if somebody wants to take care of it

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