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  1. Avoid tasks to inherit "by default" owner, subscribers, and tags by the parent task.

    Having sub task inherit "by default" owner, subscribers, and tags by the parent task is a real pain because this "over proliferate" tasks assigned (or subscribed) to people.

    I'm sure many people has checked "Assigned to Me" view after the latest release and found much much more tasks than expected (that in fact are "just subtasks").

    This is extremely inconvenient.

    We think that assign a sub-tasks to other people is a common case, but at the same way most of the sub tasks usually should stay on the task owner.
    Make it explicit is redundant, and cause the problem above,…

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    • Enhance new subtask feature / Filter same owner

      Hi!
      i like the new subtask features, but we definitly need one change:
      Please don't show every subtasks in the lists, when the owner of subtask and parent task are the same. Our task lists are now crowded with subtasks. It's very confusing, because these subtasks often have the same name. Or no clear name without the context of the parent task.

      I hope you can implement some kind of filter here, because my team members are pretty .. unhappy at the moment ;)

      Cheers!
      Holger

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      • Make title of completed tasks selectable in detail view

        small idea: in the detail view of a task, after it's completed, the title is not selectable anymore. i like to copy that title for my commit messages, so i have to uncheck the task, copy the title and recheck it again. there doesn't seem to be a good reason (i cant't see it at least) to make the title not selectable after completion, so why not keep it selectable? it doesn't have to be edit-able after all.
        cheers.

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        • Clickable tags and colored tags

          It would be nice if tags were more easily clickable. Also, if you could set the color of the tag.

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          • Assign a task to multiple people (with a responsibility waterfall so people still take ownership)

            (I saw that the Flow team already saw a request to assign a task to multiple people, however this is slightly different.)

            Please allow a task to be assigned to multiple people as an option for a team/organization. To prevent incomplete tasks, let the organization configure how a task with multiple people assigned to it should be handled:
            - only one person needs to sign off on the task
            - all people need to sign off on the task
            - waterfall of responsibility: first person owns before expires to next person on list, and so on...

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            • Subtask organization in "assigned to me"

              Hey I noticed that the new rules for subtasks has changed the way that you can view things in the "assigned to me'' section. There is no way to collapse the subtasks in that view. It is really frustrating. That is the section I mainly use to manage my daily tasks and it's now flooded with subtasks that are seemingly not even listed near their corresponding main tasks. Can you guys change that to be similar to how it works in calendar view? Thanks.

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                We’re working on a solution for making this more clear. Because parent task owners can be different from subtask owners we’re unable to nest subtasks in this view. But we think we’ve got a tweak that’ll make this thing a bit easier to parse. Hang tight.

              • Show parent task name in sub-task notifications.

                We often use sub-tasks to just list steps in a common process like: proofread article, make final revisions, review video, etc.

                When notifications for these sub-tasks come up there isn't any detail about the parent task, so it's hard to understand context. This forces us to rename all sub-tasks with redundant info from the parent task - otherwise staff have to click every single notification just to determine context. I'm hoping you can change it so notifications include a reference to the parent task to avoid this redundancy.

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                • Add formatting tooltip to chat

                  On task comments, you can hover over selected text and see a formatting tooltip (bold, italic, link, blockquote, etc.). In chat, this tooltip isn't available, and it would be great if it was!

                  I know markdown is an option in chat, but it's very difficult to do multi-line block quotes. In task comments, you can simply highlight multiple lines, hover, and click the blockquote icon.

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                  • Allow Empty Groups

                    We create a group for each client. Allowing empty groups eliminates the need to constantly delete and re-create group between projects (especially in this age of project sprints and super fast turn-around times).

                    Additionally, the "emptiness" of a group is helpful information in of itself.

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                    • Advanced Recurring Task Cadence

                      My team has recurring tasks that do not repeat exactly on a 4-week cadence (i.e. every 3rd Friday of the Month), so it would be great to be able to set a recurring task for select dates.

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                      • Update Apple emojis to the new designs

                        The Apple emojis in Flow are outdated since December 2016.

                        http://emojipedia.org/apple/ios-10.2/new/

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                          Yeah this kills us too, we love our emoji. We’ve updated emoji in chat to use a much newer version, and we’re working on bringing it to task comments and notes as well, but it’s taking a bit longer :) Still, rest assured that our sadly outdated emoji situation is on our radar as something that is in need of fixing.

                        • Multiple projects dashboard

                          A dashboard view that provides the Tasks Left dial for all or a selection of projects

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                          • Attachment notifications

                            Consistently clear indication (probably an icon) that indicates in all views if a task or subtask has an attachment

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                            • Events or milestones in the calendar - not just task

                              The ability to post an event or milestone (something different than a task) to the calendar

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                              • Stop Adding Delegated Tasks AFTER we've removed the 'assign'

                                So I delegated a task to someone as I was adding tasks, but I don't want it in my delegated tasks page as it's not my role to manage. But even though I UNASSIGNED the person from the task and they CLAIMED IT, it's still in my delegated tasks. This is ridiculous, makes no sense whatsoever; it makes the delegated tasks page less usable. Please remove this.

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                                • 1 vote
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                                  • Team Collaboration, ex: Vacation Calendar

                                    We are using this site for leadership initiatives and collaboration. It would be nice to have a feature for a team calendar, where we track events and manager vacations.

                                    Other team features like building an agenda for a meeting, or just a page for text would be nice.

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                                    • Quick jump CMD+K For Flow

                                      You should have a switch chatroom command. Slack has cmd+k. It's super helpful.

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                                      • Timeline

                                        No shame in copying the best features of your competitors. But Dapulse has a fantastic Timeline feature. You can put how long a task will take, over days, and book it in, then you can look at timeline and see everyones jobs in days - great way to manage staff time.

                                        Can one up Dapulse too as they only do it for a specific project, being able to see ALL project timelines would mean you get a proper overview of the whole company and can see any potential gaps for additional work or conflicts.

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                                        • Calendar Year View

                                          The immediate issue I have with most of these platforms is that I can't see an overview for the year. I love that every group has their own calendar, that I can see an overview of the groups combined, but I can't see an overview of the year within the groups or as an overview. Often, I am planning 3 months out and it's helpful to see the full calendar year for this.

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