[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14444: Send email to admin when update available

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Sat Sep 25 20:02:58 UTC 2010

#14444: Send email to admin when update available
 Reporter:  jane             |        Owner:          
     Type:  feature request  |       Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal           |    Milestone:  3.1     
Component:  Security         |      Version:  3.0     
 Severity:  normal           |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:                   |  

Comment(by MattyRob):

 Debate? Are you serious?

 The ticket has had virtually no traffic since it opened 2 months ago and
 all that has been posted by _users_ of WordPress has been against the
 implementation of this feature.

 So, where is the other side of the debate?

 To recap: this feature is a bad idea. Bulk emailing admins who don't care
 will not increase security, it will annoy people and they will become even
 less engaged. It will also annoy people who regularly update.

 In fact, you know it may reduce upgrades, because if this goes into core
 without the option to switch if off I won't upgrade from the current
 stable release.

 So, bring on the debate, where are the people championing the positives of
 this proposal?

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14444#comment:11>
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