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Re: JIRA Workflow Proposals


I agree with this. I generally am on the side of freedom and responsibility. Limiting edits to certain fields turns people off. Something I want to very much avoid if we can. 

Dinesh

> On Dec 10, 2018, at 6:14 PM, Murukesh Mohanan <murukesh.mohanan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 11 Dec 2018 at 10:51, Benedict Elliott Smith
> <benedict@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 
>>> On 10 Dec 2018, at 16:21, Ariel Weisberg <ariel@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>> RE #1, does this mean if you submit a ticket and you are not a contributor you can't modify any of the fields including description or adding/removing attachments?
>> 
>> Attachment operations have their own permissions, like comments.  Description would be prohibited though.  I don’t see this as a major problem, really; it is generally much more useful to add comments.  If we particularly want to make a subset of fields editable there is a workaround, though I’m not sure anybody would have the patience to implement it:  https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira/how-can-i-control-the-editing-of-issue-fields-via-workflow-149834.html <https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira/how-can-i-control-the-editing-of-issue-fields-via-workflow-149834.html>
>> 
> 
> That would be disappointing. Descriptions with broken or no formatting
> aren't rare (say, command output without code formatting). And every
> now and then the description might need to be updated. For example, in
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-10989, the link to the
> paper had rotted, but I managed to find a new one, so I could edit it
> in. If such a change had to be posted as a comment, it might easily
> get lost in some of the more active issues.
> 
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