Better managing of error groups

Starting today, you have much better options for ignoring specific error groups on Opbeat, with the addition of ignoring and closing and ignoring for two hours.

"Mark as fixed", "close and ignore" and "ignore for two hours".

Sometimes you expect an error to be transient, e.g. it is only happening because you are in the middle of a deployment.

Ignore for two hours.

It does exactly what it says on the tin. You get to work without the distractions of alarms, and should you forget to enable them again, no need to worry about it—they are no longer ignored after the period runs out.

Some error groups you just can not do anything about; 404s, for instance. You can now close and ignore them. Doing so will move them to the list of closed errors, and while they stay on that list and can not regress, you can still go to the detail page and see a list of the occurrences.

See the list of occurrences

Another small change is that you can now manually reopen errors, even if you have marked them as fixed.

We are really happy with this change. As always, let us know if you have any questions.

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