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

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Mar 4 16:12:05 UTC 2008

Quoting Earl Miles <merlin at logrus.com>:

> Adam Light 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 personally use the comment history a LOT in email because 1) I 
> can't necessarily remember and 2) if it's there in my email I don' 
> thave to click open a web page.

I use the email history as well.  I'd love to see threaded comments though.

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