Does `disable tags edit notifications` work?

I have set the config option disable tags edit notifications so “Disable tags edit notifications on topics.” is checked.

I am, then, tagging thousands of posts via the API.

To my surprise, I am getting notifications.

Is this because my account is an admin, or is there something about this setting that a) does not match my assumption as to what it does or b) is not working as intended?

I’ve just had a little try using the regular UI with a non-admin test-user

  • :ballot_box_with_check: disable tags edit notifications
  • Set topic to ‘Watching’ for TL2 Test-User
  • Admin user adds tag to topic (using UI)
  • TL2 Test-User receives edit notification

However… When I set the TL2 Test-User to Watching Tag A, and I then change ‘Tag A’ name to ‘Tag 1’ the Test-User did not receive a notification to say the tag had been edited.

Maybe it only covers that?

Edit: Actually, I tried the second test with the disable tags edit notifications unchecked, and the TL2 Test-User didn’t get a notification about the tag title being edited either.

I’ll have another think. :slightly_smiling_face:

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My understanding of how the disable tags edit notifications setting is expected to work is that it should prevent notifications from being sent to users who are watching a tag if a topic is edited to add the watched tag. When I test this on my own site, it is not preventing edit notifications from being sent to users who are watching the tag that I edit into a topic.

It is possible I am misunderstanding what the setting’s intended use is. I’ll try to get some clarification about it and also see if a better description can be added to the site setting. The current description is “Disable tags edit notifications on topics.” That indicates to me that edit notifications should never be created when a topic’s tags are edited.

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