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Label management is sort of broken.

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1) Show all labels
2) Choose Edit a label
3) Change the label name
4) Save

Problems:
1) The new label name isn't updated.
2) Clicking "Edit Label" on other labels doesn't work.
3) Clicking logo "Refresh current view" doesn't help.

Only after a page reload is the new label shown and further editing of other labels is allowed.

(Using Chrome.)

Thanks,
Joey

All responses

David Trey staff
Replied on Apr 26, 2012 - 14:48 UTC

Hello Joey,

indeed, I've been able to reproduce this issue and have forwarded it to the developers.

thank you very much for reporting this issue and sorry for any inconvenience it might have caused you.


Best regards,
David

David Trey staff
Replied on May 07, 2012 - 16:37 UTC

Hello Joey,

we have fixed this issue and you can now edit or delete labels without reloading the page.

Again, thank you for reporting it and sorry for any inconvenience it might have caused you.


Best regards,
David

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Darek premium
Replied on Feb 07, 2014 - 00:53 UTC

Hello

Unfortunately I having the same problem 2 years latter...

Regards
Darek

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 07, 2014 - 03:37 UTC

Darek,

What exactly is the problem, you aren't able to edit a label? The labels can be found at the left hand menu now, beside filters and projects. 3 Dots appear beside them (or right click) the then Edit.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Darek premium
Replied on Feb 07, 2014 - 06:26 UTC

When I
- click labels
- right click on label and choose Edit a label
- change the label name or flag colour
- save

Then the new label name or colour isn't updated.

Tested on Google Chrome version 32.0.1700.107 m and Windows app.
When I using mobile Android app - no problem.

Regards
Darek

Martin L premium
Replied on Feb 07, 2014 - 11:15 UTC

Sane is happening here.

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 07, 2014 - 12:50 UTC

Hello,

Thank you for your reports. we're looking into this issue right now. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Best regards,
David

Nik Page premium
Replied on Feb 07, 2014 - 12:55 UTC

I see something a bit different.

Only my first label shows any tasks associated with it. All others have no associations. Even when I click the label in a task I get 0 returns.

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 07, 2014 - 13:01 UTC

Hello Nik,

Please tell me - do you see these tasks if you search for the label manually through the search bar at the top? Are the tasks associated with these labels assigned to someone else? And does clearing the browser's cache help?


Best regards,
David

Nik Page premium
Replied on Feb 07, 2014 - 14:03 UTC

Hi

I only get results for the first label - the one that appears to work right.

The rest show no results.

Clearing the cache has no effect

Nik Page premium
Replied on Feb 07, 2014 - 14:05 UTC

BTW - When I tried to post my response I got thrown into debug mode. Had to try 3 times :-)

Just an FYI :-)

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 07, 2014 - 14:11 UTC

Nik,

Please tell me:
- Are the tasks associated with these labels assigned to someone else?
- Do the remaining labels have any special characters in their names?

Did our support section throw your browser into debug mode?


Best regards,
David

Nik Page premium
Replied on Feb 07, 2014 - 15:53 UTC

Hi

Yes, there are tasks associated to the labels - otherwise there would be no problem, :-)

I thought of special char - no there are not. Just plain old letters.

Ya - the support section put in in debug.

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 07, 2014 - 17:04 UTC

Nik,

I was referring to associations with people. That is - are the tasks that have these labels assigned to you, to other people you're sharing projects with or do they have no assignments at all (people assignments)?

So far, we can't reproduce this issue with any labels, it sounds like a caching issue, but if removing Todoist offline data (manually, not through clearing the cache) or using a different browser don't help then I'm unsure what could cause this problem :( In what browsers did you try to reproduce it?


Best regards,
David

Nik Page premium
Replied on Feb 10, 2014 - 08:23 UTC

Hi

Good point.

Labels don't work on the tasks assigned to someone else. :-)

I re-assigned one with label problem to myself and it worked fine.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Feb 13, 2014 - 16:07 UTC

Hi,

This should now be fixed.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Darek premium
Replied on Feb 13, 2014 - 17:37 UTC

Hi,

Yes. I can confirm. Problem fixed on my side.

Thank you!

Regards
Darek

Nik Page premium
Replied on Feb 14, 2014 - 12:52 UTC

I am still seeing it.

If I assign a task to someone it's label no longer works.

Nik Page premium
Replied on Feb 14, 2014 - 13:10 UTC

Cleared cache to verify - still an open bug.

I have a screenshot if there's someplace I can send it.

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 14, 2014 - 14:58 UTC

Nik,

To clarify - you have a task with a label, then you assign this task to someone and when you click on this label from your label list, you don't see this task, is that correct?

If so - this is the intended behavior. Any search results, incl. label search/access will show you your own tasks by default, that is - tasks with no assignment or assigned to you. To see all of them, you can add the :to_all: filter so if the label's name is @work, you can search for @work & :to_all: Can you see these tasks with such filter?


Best regards,
David

Nik Page premium
Replied on Feb 14, 2014 - 16:18 UTC

The behavior you describe in the first paragraph is what I see. But I gotta say it doesn't make sense to me. In every other view I see all tasks and projects - Mine and those I assigned to someone else and those shared with me. Only with labels do they vanish without a trace so I can't track those I assign.

I can't get the @label_test :to_all: to work with or without the :

Assigning simply removes tasks from visibility hence makes the feature utterly useless. I had hoped I could use it a 2 level filter:

find all tasks labeled Prototype and assigned to Mark

I am using labels instead of assignments - but then I only have a single level of filtering. For now it's no biggie but once the list of tasks grows and I ad people to the team it'll become impossible.


Disappointing. It's basically removed the value of paying for two licences - can't collaborate the way I need to.

David Trey staff
Replied on Feb 14, 2014 - 18:53 UTC

Nik,

I'm sorry for the misinformation, the filters are actually :to_others: or :all:

That said, searching for:

:all: & @label_test

or

:to_others: & @label_test

should work.

As for the display in general, it's actually the opposite. Tasks assigned to someone else are never displayed in any view except only within the project. As Todoist is a tool to manage your tasks, if you don't search for all, it will only show you that - your tasks (or tasks not assigned to anyone). If you make someone else responsible for a task, it's no longer your responsibility so (by default), looking for "today" will not show someone else's task as one of your tasks due today.

Again, you can view them within the project if you want to see who completed what, what's else to do in this project and can create custom filters that include :all: & today or :all: & @label or :all: & 5 days etc.

We will consider adding the option to filter tasks by assigned person in future updates, thought.


Best regards,
David

Nik Page premium
Replied on Feb 20, 2014 - 10:14 UTC

I get all that except:

I see tasks assigned to someone else in all views EXCEPT in anything to do with labels. It's inconsistent.

Also - if you have collaboration then you must see shared stuff equally. Me and my colleague share tasks in a project. He does step 1 I do step 2 he does 3 etc. They are dependent on each other. Just because it's not in my ToDo doesn't mean I am no longer interested in it's progress. Without collaboration I'd agree with your point - but with it you simply hobbled that cool new functionality.

Anyway - it's your product... your kingdom :-)

I'll find a workaround - too invested to look for another GTD product.