I agree with Todd and Sarah. Because you must type the "@" sign and select your own name to do a self-mention, it is a deliberate act, and should be treated as an override to automated behavior, like automatically notifying me when i add a Comment or make some other change.
Obviously, if i entered the comment, i don't need to be automatically notified that i entered it, since i already know what it says. Unless i have a specific reason to notify myself, such as the need to generate an email that i can take from my Inbox as a reminder, a to-do list item, or forward to someone else with additional markup.
To quote Sarah from another issue:
_I know of other Product Owners/Managers who rely on the @ mention notifications to themselves so that they can follow up on Jira issues when they come back to their desks after meetings._
This is just one of 1,000 good reasons to allow a user to @mention themselves.
I agree with Todd - in Jira this is absolutely a new thing. I used that feature all the time because it then sends you an email with a nicely bundled and summarized Comment that you can then do a 1-time forward to others outside of Jira, such as vendors or internal folks with no Jira login.
Is there some way i can get that back ?
Mark, it's absolutely a recent change in behavior. For 8+ years, I have @ mentioned myself in ticket comments during meetings so that there's a To-Do notification in my inbox when I get back to my desk. This functionality disappeared a few weeks ago. No idea if that was intentional but I would very much like that feature back.
This "question" is marked as "answer accepted" though, so perhaps we need to open up a bug ticket (if that's a thing)?
The actual full story is:
* 6 years ago a jira issue was opened that considered this a bug https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-34717
* It was fixed ~ September 4th 2019
* We all started noticing the "bug fix" which is more a regression
* Hilda Chkwu on 2019-10-04 opens up https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-73112 to put them back
If you're experiencing it working, either you have the all notifications preference flagged or you're lucky. Enjoy your luck.
Hope this is useful for anyone else. Please Vote for https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-73112 if you want this back. Thanks.
Since this answer is unacceptable to me, I opened my own question, you can follow here: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-questions/Why-don-t-I-get-a-notification-when-I-mention-myself-i-a-Jira/qaq-p/1198259#M382313
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