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Phabricator discourages explaining non-trivial changes to a task (as actions are very modular)
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Upstream task: https://secure.phabricator.com/T4316

Phabricator discourages explaining non-trivial changes to a task.

There is no way to leave a comment from the task editing interface. There is no way to make non-trivial changes to a bug report while leaving a comment. This encourages doing things like rephrasing the summary or reassigning projects without leaving a comment about it, or doing them in several steps (using the minimal interface above comment field), which can be annoying to people watching the bug. (It sure annoys me.)

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matmarex created this task.Dec 17 2014, 9:46 PM
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Aklapper renamed this task from Phabricator discourages explaining non-trivial changes to a task to Phabricator discourages explaining non-trivial changes to a task (as actions are very modular).Dec 17 2014, 11:55 PM
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In your real-life observations, is this antipattern prevented by the new "take action" form (cf. T238)?

Restricted Application added a subscriber: TerraCodes. · View Herald TranscriptMay 18 2016, 9:16 PM

You still can't change the task title or merge tasks from the dropdown :(

(You can delete projects/tags though, which has been an improvement.)

You still can't change the task title or merge tasks from the dropdown :(

Right, and I sometimes see some unexplained title/summary changes that with bugzilla would probably have been more gentle (coming with a short explanation).

Aklapper triaged this task as Low priority.May 23 2016, 5:32 PM
Aklapper lowered the priority of this task from Low to Lowest.Feb 9 2017, 11:52 PM