[development] Request for comments: Remove comment history from issue emails

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Tue Mar 4 04:09:56 UTC 2008

I am annoyed by this too. It was not such an issue before the "follow up as
patch was implemented, and Gmail handled it quite well by hiding the older
stuff from
view, so you only saw the recent comments.

Now, Gmail never hides the followups and is slow because of all the JS and
long email.

So, +1 on including only the last comment, not the entire history.

There is a link in there. Click on it if you need to.

On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 9:02 PM, Adam Light <aclight at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All
> There has been a feature request to stop including the complete history of
> issues in each email sent when a new comment on an issue is created.  There
> are two arguments for doing this:
> 1.  It's a waste of bandwidth, etc. to resend the complete history for
> every issue, and my guess is that most people don't read anything but the
> most recent comment.
> 2.  Some email programs that display messeges in a threaded format, such
> as Gmail, display the entire message, and therefore reading multiple
> comments in one thread in a row is painful.
> I have summarized our options with this respect in a comment on this issue
> at http://drupal.org/node/15380#comment-755454
> If you have feelings one way or another about whether we should stop
> sending the complete history and instead send only the most recent comment
> in issue emails, please respond in the issue queue, not via email.
> Thanks
> Adam Light (aclight)

Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
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