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      Atlassian Status as of 4 March 2014

      Hi everyone,

      Thanks so much for your votes and comments on this feature request. We've taken a good look at this feature along side the other top JIRA feature requests and unfortunately we won't be able to fit this into the JIRA roadmap for the next 12 months.

      In the meantime please make sure to check out:

      Another alternative is to use "@mentions" in the description of an issue to notify end users about the issue being created, and the recipients can then decide if they want to watch the issue.

      While we will not be addressing this feature in the next 12 months, we plan to resolve several other top voted feature requests in the next 12 months, including JRA-3156, JRA-3821, JRA-1431. And we have recently resolved JRA-32199, JRA-32200, JRA-2703 and JRA-7659 as well as provided the first drop of functionality related to JRA-3157.

      Thanks for your patience and we hope you appreciate our open approach to feature requests.

      Cheers,
      Bartek
      JIRA Product Management
      bartek (at) atlassian (dot) com

      Original request description:

      As a Project Manager I want to make sure that respective team members (including me) are informed about new issue creation and depending on an issue type are automatically added as watchers. I want this to action to become inseparable from issue creation, so that the original issue reporter does not have to inform anyone about issu creation manually. I want to be able to control the watchers' list and nominate the users.

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          Service Desk USA added a comment -

          would be super useful if you could not only add just users, but groups as well.

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          Service Desk USA added a comment - would be super useful if you could not only add just users, but groups as well.
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          Roy Schumacher added a comment -

          hi developers,

          i think this feature is a MUST.
          why it takes you more than 10 years not to implement the fetaure ??!!!!
          we do have serious trouble with this missing feature because we are using a custom field in the creation dialog but this leads into 2 different watcher fileds in the end.
          one main issue is the dahboard gadget "watched issues" because it only shows the issues based on the internal watchers field and not the custom ones.
          i the end it makes much trouble and no one can understand why it is such a difficulty for you to FIX this.

          please re-think your decision not to implement it this year (2014).

          thanks in advance
          roy

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          Roy Schumacher added a comment - hi developers, i think this feature is a MUST. why it takes you more than 10 years not to implement the fetaure ??!!!! we do have serious trouble with this missing feature because we are using a custom field in the creation dialog but this leads into 2 different watcher fileds in the end. one main issue is the dahboard gadget "watched issues" because it only shows the issues based on the internal watchers field and not the custom ones. i the end it makes much trouble and no one can understand why it is such a difficulty for you to FIX this. please re-think your decision not to implement it this year (2014). thanks in advance roy
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          Leon Wright added a comment -

          we do have serious trouble with this missing feature because we are using a custom field in the creation dialog but this leads into 2 different watcher fileds in the end.
          one main issue is the dahboard gadget "watched issues" because it only shows the issues based on the internal watchers field and not the custom ones.
          i the end it makes much trouble and no one can understand why it is such a difficulty for you to FIX this.

          Which plugin are you using? The free watcher field plugin does exactly what it says on the tin for us. All watchers end up in the field and the internal list. We even utilise the field to add watchers to notifications (path of least resistance) and if you add a watch via the internal methods, you can query it via the custom field.

          Leon

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          Leon Wright added a comment - we do have serious trouble with this missing feature because we are using a custom field in the creation dialog but this leads into 2 different watcher fileds in the end. one main issue is the dahboard gadget "watched issues" because it only shows the issues based on the internal watchers field and not the custom ones. i the end it makes much trouble and no one can understand why it is such a difficulty for you to FIX this. Which plugin are you using? The free watcher field plugin does exactly what it says on the tin for us. All watchers end up in the field and the internal list. We even utilise the field to add watchers to notifications (path of least resistance) and if you add a watch via the internal methods, you can query it via the custom field. Leon
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          Roy Schumacher added a comment -

          we had a solution by using a custom field.
          i will review the mentioned plugin ...

          thanks

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          Roy Schumacher added a comment - we had a solution by using a custom field. i will review the mentioned plugin ... thanks
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          azpt added a comment -

          > The free watcher field plugin does exactly what it says on the tin for us.

          It would be great to be able to install this plugin for OnDemand instances...

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          azpt added a comment - > The free watcher field plugin does exactly what it says on the tin for us. It would be great to be able to install this plugin for OnDemand instances...

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              Reporter:
              Mick Hollins
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