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Allow multiple "assigned to"
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When working on tasks, frequently multiple people are involved at any given time. Being able to assign a task to multiple users would have a huge benefit to getting things done.

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I do not think that's a good idea because if several people are responsible, nobody feels responsible (see code review). See also T112679.
Workboard triggers etc exist to update assignees based on actions and phases of a task. Subtasks exist to split up work per person.

But it looks like someone already created an "Other Assignee" custom field in this installation...

I do not think that's a good idea because if several people are responsible, nobody feels responsible (see code review).

That's not been my experience on Github. On github when multiple assignees are used it can be a great benefit to people in need of a mentor by giving them a clear point person to ask questions and get help where needed. I contribute to OpenLibrary.org and we make a point of having an assignee (person who's doing the work) and a mentor (providing code review and support where needed). We seldom have more than two assignees.

See also T112679.

Haha well obviously I remain unconvinced since 2015 :)

But it looks like someone already created an "Other Assignee" custom field in this installation...

When I spoke to release engineering I discovered they were already using this for a similar purpose, and at my request have generalized it so we can experiment with it.

Aklapper triaged this task as Low priority.May 30 2021, 9:34 AM