UX Request: Fighting with bots over the first comment
shade at redhat.com
Mon Nov 16 12:06:17 UTC 2020
Recently I found myself participating in edit wars with OpenJDK bots over the first PR comment.
See the edit history for this comment, for example:
I think it would be a much better UX if bots did not get into the way.
Off the top of my head, I see the following options:
*) Make sure bots are not updating the first comment frequently. Say, with 30 second cooldown?
This gives user a window to reapply and commit the changes to first comment before bots clash.
*) When bots experience the edit conflict, let them back off for a few minutes, allowing user
edits to continue?
*) Radical: make bots to post their own comment (hopefully a second one in PR), and update that
What do you think?
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