I'm hoping this feature also fixes the long standing problem with github commits via the web interface (merges and minor edits) using the wrong email addresses in the permanent git history - which always seemed like a huge bug to me.
UPDATE: Nope, it hasn't fixed that. Organization repos still use my default personal email address in the logs even after changing the notification routing.
We've made some REALLY BIG changes to the way that notifications work at GitHub.
We're sending you this email because we love you. Also, the amount of email you receive from GitHub notifications is going to change and we want to make sure you don't miss anything important. First, check out the new notification settings:
I hope Github's new round means they are going to be more responsive to customers. I like the company and the founders and team I know there, but it's been frustrating to have to wait for features like this for months and months.
Multiple examples in this PR: https://github.com/clayallsopp/formotion/pull/24
However, for the specific case of misrendered HTML skitch is def the best option, even if your software supports attachments. So few clicks, totally worth it.
One notable omission: There's no way to filter or search starred repositories.
However, if you go to your public profile page, and click "starred repos", you can see a single-page list of all your starred repos (e.g. https://github.com/<username>/following).
Strange to say the least, but at least there's a single page where you could search your starred list...
A separate RSS feed for Watched and Starred repos would totally work for me.
Which repositories do you receive notifications from? Any repository you're watching. You can manage the list here:
Check out our blog post to learn more about our new notification system, our new stars feature and improvements to notification emails:
Sure, it has the right details in it, but this kind of faux-friendly tone comes across really transparent and off-putting to me.
GitHub is one of the companies that take deliberate effort to make me really them, from their clever 404 page, to little details such as this. Zappos is another.
I'm wondering. Do lots of other people find this off-putting?
Why not make it simpler but powerful by introducing better watch button (w notifications and w/o notifications) and much better dashboard page?
This seems like it'll be great.
(sorry for the accidental downvote. clicked the wrong arrow. such a tiny target on mobile!)
I literally used this list numerous times everyday to get quick access to certain repos, now I have to click the 'starred' tab to get a similar list which means an extra page load.
Getting to the starred lists and to the watched lists require a considerably different navigation. (e.g. why is there a "Stars" tab beside the "Issues" tab but no "Watch" tabs? Why are my own repos starred instead of watched?)
I hope they'll make it easier.
> We're sending you this email because we love you.
Anyone else reminded of "Welcome to Costco, I love you" from Idiocracy's distopia? Intentional parody?
Edit: Also looks like it broke my plugin. Hrm...need to fix that.
I see there is an API for watching, but do I have to screen scrape to star a repo now?
It appears that happened automatically. Your watches list is now full of all the things you used to implicitly get notifications about, which was not a materialized list anywhere before.
It looks like everything is now starred but unwatched so no one will receive any updates on the feed anymore unless they manually go through all their repos and choose to watch them.
For most people I reckon there aren't many no-push-rights repositories they'll need to re-watch.
Also, what happens to users you decide to "follow"?
- All my own repos are now "Starred" by me. Should I unstarr them?
- Why can't I watch a repo from the Starred list?
- Whats up with the "Watch + Ignore" setting, isn't that exactly what Star is?
Probably. I view stars as bookmarks; there's no need to bookmark your own repos (and not really any added benefit, unless you have hoards of repos).
Now, I'll continue waiting for https://gist.github.com/ to get the updated header :-)
Great update Github!
So you can show support without being swamped with notifications.
Seemingly simple features can be incredibly complex to implement, especially when you're operating at the scale that GitHub is.