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.
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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.
JIRA Product Management
bartek (at) atlassian (dot) com