No way to subscribe people that are not already using LP to bugs / blueprints etc

Bug #344459 reported by Michael Jones on 2009-03-17
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Report
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I am a CSSE Student, and several dozen of my peers use Ubuntu. Many times we want to subscribe each other to bug reports on launchpad, but can't really keep track of who has an account. Since launchpad says we can't subscribe someone who doesn't have an account when we give it the email of someone who isn't registered, we normally just send the person a link to the report via email and everyone forgets about the report.

What I suggest is that we instead have launchpad send a single email to that address stating that *Person who did the signing up* wants them to take a look at the bug report, and give them the option of setting up an account and automatically being subscribed to the report.

Related to
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bug 896691/bug 58410 - anyone can subscribe other people to bugs
bug 239909 - team admins can add anyone

Analysis
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Inviting other users to use LP is an important facility but easily subject to abuse. Doing that without becoming a nuisance for folk - particularly for folk with multiple email addresses - would be a significant consideration in any design or implementation.

Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: feature
affects: launchpad → malone
Graham Binns (gmb) on 2010-06-02
tags: added: story-better-bug-notification
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2011-11-28
tags: added: bugs subscribers
tags: added: users
summary: - Subscribe someone to this bug link should send the person a subscription
- request if they do not currently have an account
+ No way to subscribe people that are not already using LP to bugs /
+ blueprints etc
description: updated
description: updated
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