Issue #6434 on hold

Cannot remove a follower (BB-7577)

Fun Bucket
created an issue

Someone who is a follower but is not involved in any of my repositories receives notification when I add someone else as administrator of my account. This creates a hole in privacy. Please provide the feature to remove followers.

Comments (11)

  1. Brian Nguyen staff


    This definitely should not be the case. When you add a user as an administrator only the added user should be notified and not any followers.

    We will look into this, but can you clarify that the problem occurs when you add a user as an administrator of a repository? Or is it when you add a user as an administrator of a team.

    Cheers, Brian

  2. Fun Bucket reporter

    To clarify, I have been invited to bitbucket by a friend who received 3 additional users to his account limit thanks to this. I created a team account and did not include my orginal friend in it. Then I invited someone else as adminsitrator of the team. When he accepted the invitation my original friend received a notification as follower. First, note that my original friend has been put as follower of the account without any explicit request. Second, I have no way to keep my relationships private as there is no way I found to remove followers.

  3. Zach Davis staff

    You are correct that your friend should not have automatically followed you when you signed up. This was a bug that I'm currently working on fixing.

    However, I have been completely unable to reproduce the notification of access changes to a follower. Can you provide any additional information? When you say your friend was notified, do you mean in his newsfeed, by email, or in his Bitbucket inbox?


  4. Gabe De

    In any case if you care to have a private account with no followers you should be able to remove followers or block people there is no option for either of these options. Especially as followers can see private profiles.

  5. mzabani

    This really should be a feature! Everytime an employee leaves a company they shouldn't have access to the code anymore. This exact situation is happening right now here at our company.

  6. vexed

    We really need a way to remove followers, creating a new account/repo seems like a very silly thing to do, but, that is the only way to remove them now!

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