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Issue #7644 duplicate

Automatically convert comments containing '+1' into a watcher

Michael Shimmins
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Popular issues get a ton of comments on them containing simply:


In this instance, all the existing watchers on an issue get notified, followed by the obligatory comment from someone else:

Please stop adding +1 - if you want to show your support for this issue add yourself as a watcher! You're doing nothing but annoying every other watcher of this issue.

To save everyone the bother, and to help actually reflect the intent of the "+1" comments, I propose comments containing only "+1" are converted to watchers rather than being added as a comment.

An example of a popular issue with this occurring in it:


Comments (5)

  1. Jonathan Mooring staff
    • changed status to open

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the suggestion. We have some features coming down the pipe that should make voting on and watching issues much easier. I'm going to leave this issue open and we'll update it when we have more to share.


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