I never understand 's distinction between project members and watchers. Why do members not get notified of everything? Why must they take separate action to watch a project?

@samwilson Membership lists are also used as ACLs in some cases, I think it would be disruptive if just being a member immediately signed you up for notifications that you can't turn off without leaving the project...

@legoktm I know, and it does totally make sense! I just think the UI should make it clearer that being a member doesn't mean you get notified of many things.

I think Gitxxb has it better, in that watching is the more obvious/common action, and being a member of a project is a whole different thing.

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