I noticed the autowatch feature being implemented in JIRA 5.0.3, and it defaults to enabled for all users. I did a search through the documentation about defaulting it to disabled and didn't come up with any relevant pages. I did a Google search and found CONF-22070, which explains a way to default it to disabled in Confluence by editing a xml file. Is there a similar way to do this in JIRA?
Hi Adam, here it is a recent question abou this matter:
Basically, you can disable the autowatch option per user in the user profile.
The documentation here:
Not obvious where to find it.
Hmmm is ' script runner' some kind of plugin?
This feature relally steal time from me.
I know that I must turn the stuff off. Because I'm (as representative for Jira) losing a good reputation out there in my organization when spamming mail.
Have I understand it right?
I need to install
Then I can run a script that remove the fetaure.
This means that
0. Have to download and install plugin. After I've read throug what it does and how it might affect the instalations.
1. I need to restart Jira when installed (which I cannot do daytime)
2. Risk: Can get a plugin that harm the system
3. Run a script in a tool not supported by altassian
It certainly cost!
Just wanted to add that Lars' fix is only partly effective. You would be able to disable the autowatch feature for all current users. However, all new users will have autowatch enabled. By running the script again, you would disable autowatch for all users, including the users that have chosen to enable the feature.
There really should be a way to set a global default value for the autowatch feature...
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