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Phabricator bots should not trigger notifications
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The revert job being done by @CommunityTechBot at T198552: Vandalism on Phabricator: Undo changes made (2018-07-01) is triggering notifications (the bell icon). While personally it doesn't bug me much, given that I don't have a lot of tasks watched, I feel Phabricator bots should be exempted from triggering notifications.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJul 1 2018, 8:48 PM
Restricted Application added a project: Upstream. · View Herald TranscriptJul 1 2018, 8:49 PM

Perhaps there should be a user preference implemented to turn off bot-generated notifications.

Or maybe have the bot suppress notifications when running a reversion job? Apparently you can make bulk edits "silent" (upstream T13042).

Aklapper triaged this task as Lowest priority.Jul 2 2018, 2:10 PM

Anyone can easily filter out mail notifications by filtering on the sender.

Anyone can easily filter out mail notifications by filtering on the sender.

Which works fine, until a new bot comes along. I guess that works, f we don't anticipate ever adding any more bots.

As far as I can see, you cannot filter web notifications by user (like I said above: the bell icon); only by actions taken on a task.