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The actions API is wonky (look up your action via hash of function name?), actions/trigger has no maintainer in MAINTAINERS.txt and we have not seen the promised conversion of things like node operations into actions.
Also, the trigger UI is weak, and there's not a lot you can do with it.
In general, people use a contrib module like Rules - so let's just put this code back in contrib where it belongs and reduce some of the bloat in core.
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