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How to properly filter dashboard gadget: Activity Stream


I am creating a dashboard for my team. We have a service account called "Automation For Jira." This account's action shows on our activity feed with a boatload of noise.


I've tried creating filters remove the "Automation For Jira" in multiple ways:




-first last

-First Last


None of which seem to work. Any suggestions?

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Found in another thread. The username to block is


THIS WORKED! Maira you're a hero! Thank you!

Like BenGreg likes this

Glad to help! I spent quite some time looking for this as well...

I needed to block other add-ons' activity as well, and finally found a way to find all usernames:

  1. Open the dashboard and make sure the "user" you want to block has at least one activity visible
  2. Open Developer Tools in the Network tab
  3. Force refresh the activity widget
  4. Open the request (something like
  5. Each line represents a feed item. Find one by your target user and scroll right until you find the <usr:username> tag - there's your culprit!


Like Walter Lamm likes this

Oh yeah!
Many many thanks for that @Maíra Storch 

2022, still happy you made this post @Maíra Storch 

Also here.

Still no update on this? Really want to get the filter working.

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Hey @Jeret Shuck

isn't there a filter available to build a "username IS NOT" filter in the gadget? Have you tried that?

Best, Max

Max, there is! However no matter how I enter the name (as I mentioned above) the filter never applies.

Every combination of the name that I've tried has failed to filter that user out of the feed.


I've played around a bit like you did and even tried the accountID and wasn't able to get it to work. Additional showed that you're not alone. I'll definitely have a closer look at this tonight again and keep you posted! :)

Anyone else seen this issue or a fix?

I'd love to fix this as well :(

Automation does a lot of changes that don't need to be broadcast...

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