+1 David Just moving it below the description would also help, or making the input text box for environment much smaller or something.
-- Jan Høydahl, search solution architect Cominvent AS - www.cominvent.com > 8. jun. 2018 kl. 14:24 skrev David Smiley <david.w.smi...@gmail.com>: > > Many of us have accidentally added a long-form description of our JIRA issues > into the Environment field of JIRA instead of the Description. I think we > can agree this is pretty annoying. It seems to have been happening more > lately with a change to JIRA that for whatever reason has made it more > visually tempting to start typing there. I want to arrange for some sort of > fix with infra. I'm willing to work with them to explore what can be done. > But what should we propose infra do exactly? I'd like to get a sense of that > here with our community first. > > IMO, I don't think a dedicated Environment input field is useful when someone > could just as easily type anything pertinent into the description field of a > bug report. Less input fields means a simpler JIRA UI -- a good thing IMO. > But since it's been used in the past, it may be impossible to actually remove > it while keeping the text on old issues. Nonetheless I'm ambivalent if it > were to be outright removed and others here want this since I think it's of > such low value that data loss wouldn't bother me. > > Can it be retained as a purely read-only on display but otherwise can't edit? > I'd like that. > > Perhaps the path of least change and thus "safest" path is for it to be > removed from the "Create Issue" screen, yet retain it on other screens for > those that are fans of adding/editing it? > > ~ David > -- > Lucene/Solr Search Committer, Consultant, Developer, Author, Speaker > LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/davidwsmiley > <http://linkedin.com/in/davidwsmiley> | Book: > http://www.solrenterprisesearchserver.com > <http://www.solrenterprisesearchserver.com/>