[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #30915: Automatic translation update does not trigger notification email

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Mon Jan 5 16:51:35 UTC 2015

#30915: Automatic translation update does not trigger notification email
 Reporter:  ddaum            |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)     |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Upgrade/Install  |     Version:  4.1
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                   |     Focuses:  administration

Comment (by nacin):

 Hi ddaum,

 This was a very deliberate design decision that has roots in our project
 philosophies. https://wordpress.org/about/philosophy/

 It was my call initially for this to be implemented this way, and in
 hindsight I wouldn't change a thing. I don't see how a translation update
 can easily render a site useless. I also don't think we should burden the
 user with email — too much and they won't read any of it.

 We risk breaking all sorts of things with everything we do, but this was a
 good first step. The goal is to get people comfortable with everything
 always being updated. There was nothing to gain from not doing this, and a
 lot to lose (like a worse user experience by constantly prompting them for
 something we can do ourselves).

 Of course, if you want to shut off automatic updates, or even only
 translation updates, you can do so — there are hooks available. But I
 wouldn't recommend it for the vast majority of users.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/30915#comment:1>
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