+1 David
Just moving it below the description would also help, or making the input text 
box for environment much smaller or something.

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> 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
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