how can i be notified if someone removes me as a watcher?

how can i be notified if someone removes me as a watcher?

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Timothy Chin Community Champion Apr 30, 2013

There is no functionality like this in JIRA at the moment.

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Maybe JIRA Watcher Field Plugin will help you. It add a custom field type to your system. So you can be notified on Issue Updated event.
For experienced users: Now you can also prepare listener triggered by Update event (easiest way for me is to use Script Runner plugin, link: https://jamieechlin.atlassian.net/wiki/display/GRV/Listeners).

Another workarounds how you can be notified about issue changes:

- you are added to notification scheme for specific event through Project role, group, Custom field, e-mail adress, single user, reporter, assigne
(Custom fields of type "Multi User Picker" or "User picker" are expecially interesting)

(more info: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Creating+a+Notification+Scheme)

- you administrator prepare procedure to send you email through transition (between workflow steps) with help of postfunction

- with some additional plugins available (notification depends of plufin)

It is also poossible to see Jira issues in your favourite browser (e.g.Firefox, go to jira marketplace to find plugins)

- you can also use Atlassian HipChat to get messages (Hip Chat - group chat, more info: https://www.hipchat.com/ - free for 5 users) ...

- now it is also easy to connect to other applications by webhooks (https://developer.atlassian.com/display/JIRADEV/JIRA+Webhooks+Overview)

...

or you have to go to dashboards to see filters with information for what issues you are responsible, what are recent updates...

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what is the easiest way to become aware if i have been removed as a watcher? can i list all things i am a watcher on and see if the list changes? can i list all activity matching the removal of me as a matcher?

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>> an i list all things i am a watcher

Yes, you can put a gadget in the dashboard to see issues where you are the watcher.

Or search issues with: watcher = currentUser()

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so set up a cron to diff the printable output of that and email me is the best way?

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>> can i list all activity matching the removal of me as a matcher

Yes, it would be nice to have a JQL WAS, WAS NOT and Changed operators for watcher like for assignee and reporter. But I don't know if developers are thinking that way :-)

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Timothy Chin Community Champion Apr 30, 2013

The watching and voting is not even kept in the change log..

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Hello @kermit

well Its hard but not impossible. as Impossible is nothing.! :)

well you have to do for this is that you need to develop a Listener plugin for jira.

where you can track every update event. on the update event you can well check if your are removed from the watcher.

well the user usign the issue is the current user and listener can easily track him. with this information using jira api you can even send email to the user unwatched by the current user.

thats all! its a little time eater but effective. ! have a chocolate if you do it well! :)

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As Timothy mentioned, this functionality is not available at the moment. We are currently tracking this feature here: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-5494

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