Approvers group notification enhancements
Problem to solve
Merge request approvers are immediately treated as participants when a merge request is created. When subscribed to Participant notifications for a project, this means they receive notifications for every single merge request.
If the user has subscribed to Participant notifications for the project:
- if they are a named eligible approver, they should:
- receive a notification on the creation of the merge request
- only receive subsequent notifications on the merge request when they participate in the merge request (e.g. leaving a comment or a mentioned – existing participant logic)
In summary: do not make approvers participants unless they actively participate on the merge request.
Links / references
Customer ticket -> https://gitlab.zendesk.com/agent/tickets/89619 (internal)