Move tasks on a workboard without them being assigned
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Not sure if this is currently possible in Phabricator - if so, can we enable it? If not, then it is a feature request :)

It would be nice to be able to move tasks around on a workboard without them first having to be assigned to someone. On the Team Practices Group workboard, it appears that I can only move a task out of the 'backlog' column into another column when it is assigned to someone.

Alternatively, it could be swell if tasks were auto-assigned to the person moving a card out of a workboard column like 'backlog' or 'to do' into a column like 'doing'.

Opening a card to edit the asignee feels cumbersome and tedious, particularly when needing to move multiple cards around.

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Qgil closed this task as Invalid.Nov 5 2014, 8:41 AM
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I can perfectly move your unassigned tasks, just like I can do this in any other workboard. I don't think I have any superpowers... Resolving as Invalid, but feel free to reopen if you can reproduce the problem.

it could be swell if tasks were auto-assigned to the person moving a card out of a workboard column...

This behavior is likely to conflict with another use case: product owner moves tasks and assigned them to whoever based on team decisions. Also, there are many potential combinations where a user would want to move a column without assigning it at all.

If the problem is too many clicks to assign a task to someone from a workboard (clicking the pencil icon is one extra click, but well), then I would aim to have editable cards where that kind of information could be added and edited.

Awjrichards reopened this task as Open.Nov 6 2014, 5:18 PM
In T1094#18909, @Qgil wrote:

I can perfectly move your unassigned tasks, just like I can do this in any other workboard. I don't think I have any superpowers... Resolving as Invalid, but feel free to reopen if you can reproduce the problem.

@Qgil I still can't move unassigned tasks :( I've tried on the mediawiki core team board, as well as on the team practices group board. If it's helpful, I'd be happy to demonstrate on a hangout.

it could be swell if tasks were auto-assigned to the person moving a card out of a workboard column...

This behavior is likely to conflict with another use case: product owner moves tasks and assigned them to whoever based on team decisions. Also, there are many potential combinations where a user would want to move a column without assigning it at all.

Ah; I encourage teams/POs to not assign work to other people; rather work gets picked up by whoever is going to take ownership of it. EG a product owner doesn't get to say who works on what, just what needs to get done and the team itself figures out who will work on what. But I realize this is not necessarily how everyone does it :)

If the problem is too many clicks to assign a task to someone from a workboard (clicking the pencil icon is one extra click, but well), then I would aim to have editable cards where that kind of information could be added and edited.

Yes that would also be groovy - a quick way to edit things like priority, asignees, subscribers, projects. Mingle actually provides this functionality now (or at least some of it), it's quite handy.

Awjrichards closed this task as Invalid.Nov 6 2014, 5:24 PM

@Qgil nevermind; user error!! I think I was clicking/dragging from the wrong part of the task cards. If I wait until my cursor turns into a 4-way arrow, I can drag the cards from wherever to wherever, regardless of whether or not their are assignees.

I must have been trying to drag the cards by clicking on the wrong area of the card (eg maybe the card title) - but the draggable area of the card increases in size when there's an assignee. I guess. Or something. Or I didn't have enough coffee. Sorry for wasting any of your time!