It seems the stop watching option is not really working when the user is the one who has reporter the issue. I experience this issue where I reported a user story and I am still receiving email notifications even though I am not watching the issue any more. This doesn’t seem to be normal and I would like it to be fixed because I am receiving an enormous amount of notifications that I essentially don’t want to receive anymore (but still needs to be notified when I actually want to watch an issue).
The reason why you still receive notifications is due to the settings of the Notification Scheme that is used for that project. You need to be an admin to change these settings.
These settings can be found here:
In your project click "Project settings" followed by notifications. Modify as you want but keep in mind that you change this setting for everyone and not just for yourself.
I'll join the same problem and would like to explain more.
We've fixed the notification scheme to exclude the reporter from all notifications (because in our system the majority of issues are reported by the same person, but he doesn't want to be notified on every update). BUT, the problem is that the reporter is by default also a watcher, and watchers do receive all notifications, so the problem persists.
Any idea how to fix this?
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Another workaround to stop watching individual issues with this problem that worked for us:
This also worked using Bulk Change:
this worked for me
I wonder if this is a UX (user experience) issue that needs fixing, rather than a technical issue?
Perhaps the user interface needs to adhere to this mental model:
WHEN I (a Jira user) click 'Stop watching' on a Jira issue,
THEN I (a Jira user) stop receiving any e-mails and/or notifications about that issue.
Which differs from the system designer's model of adhering to notification schemes (which are only editable by a system administrator).
Supporting evidence user's perceive this as a problem:
Supporting academic reference(s) for the hypothesis:
Anecdotally, I have experienced this issue in a couple of workplaces on many projects, and, in my experience, in response to this UX issue, users tend to:
I can't believe that the triple trick did solve this issue. Really good catch Joy.
This definitely is a UI issue, as it is totally not intuitive if I want to stop watching an issue, it doesn't matter what are the settings behind, I just disabled notifications, especially if the issue is already closed.