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Team based notifications or rework CODEOWNERS notification system

Hello, we are using `CODEOWNERS` file to lock down PR's which are touching `package.json` until specified team of people will approve that. Problem is that `CODEOWNER` is set to `@org/approval-team` but we have more than 180 PR's opened per day, and almost 20-30 requiring this approval. When someone will create this PR it will automatically subscribe the person of `@org/approval-team` to the and all further notifications on PR. I personally am receiving about 200 emails per day because of this subscription to unrelated PR's. I have several proposals

 

  • Make notification `team/group` based. So I can turn off the notifications for particular team
  • Make a code owner requesting a review just a PING e-mail, not subscription, so a person will receive an email about the requested review but will not automatically subscribe to a thread (now it subscribe multiple people from group to all PR's) this could be toggleable on/off

 

  • Make these notifications distinguished (e.g add some special CC as `owner_requested@github.com`), (but again to all further emails not only first as now it will subscribe to PR and you will get all conversation to your inbox so I want to filter everything which is related to this PR .... )so we can filter out this in the e-mail client and kill that emails with filters.
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Community Manager
Message 2 of 5

Re: Team based notifications or rework CODEOWNERS notification system

Hi @MilosMosovsky,

Thanks for this feedback! We're always working to improve GitHub, and we consider every suggestion we receive. I can definitely see the value in the suggestions you shared. I've logged your feature request in our internal feature request list. Though I can't guarantee anything or share a timeline for this, I can tell you that it's been shared with the appropriate teams for consideration.

 

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Copilot Lvl 2
Message 3 of 5

Re: Team based notifications or rework CODEOWNERS notification system

@nadiajoyce Thank you very much :) 

Copilot Lvl 2
Message 4 of 5

Re: Team based notifications or rework CODEOWNERS notification system

Hey @nadiajoyce,

I was just checking in to see if there was a status update on this feature request?

My team has also ran into the need for more customization around email notifications for code owners so we threw some Kudos @MilosMosovsky's way and I thought I would also check in to see if you had any info on these efforts. 

Thanks again for all the work your team does! 

Community Manager
Message 5 of 5

Re: Team based notifications or rework CODEOWNERS notification system

Hi @JamesMarkWilton,

I'm unable to provide any guarantees or timeline for this, but I can confirm it's been shared with the appropriate teams. To keep an eye out and hear about new features and updates as quickly as possible, I'd recommend following our changelog on the blog. That's where you'll hear the most up-to-date information on new GitHub features.

Cheers!

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