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Editting Due Date & Karma

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I work on projects that have varying due dates, mainly due to factors outside of my control.

I haven't noticed it as yet, but does me actively editing the task due date affect Karma in a negative way? I do know that postponing a task does cause negative karma to occur.

I guess smy question is whether editing a tasks due date to be later affect karma in the same way that posting a task does?

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David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 02, 2013 - 06:58

Hello Andrew,

Editing a task's date does not affect Karma at all so you can manually switch dates without "penalties". Only using the postpone option does (and having tasks overdue by more than 3 days).


Best regards,
David

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Randolph Miller premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2013 - 07:15

David,

I've had Karma points deducted for editing Due Dates as recently as this past week. (not a big deal, just a point of clarification)


Best regards,
Randy Miller

David Trey staff
Replied on Dec 02, 2013 - 07:24

Randy,

Our system is not programmed for that. Are you certain that this action was the cause for it? Was the task overdue and maybe you've got a penalty for that or did you drag & drop it somewhere else which triggered the postpone option?

Also, what did the Karma score history say? Did it actually mention "Editing the date"?


Best regards,
David

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Randolph Miller premium
Replied on Dec 02, 2013 - 07:49

David,

The entry has aged of the Karma score; I'll create a Test Task later today for a few days hence, then change the date and report back.


Best regards,
Randy Miller

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Randolph Miller premium
Replied on Dec 04, 2013 - 16:39

David,

Twelve hours ago one Karma point was deducted for "Postponed tasks to different dates". (by "Karma score history" you mean the 'tool tip' dialogue that appears when you hover over the red "-1" and the red circle, correct?)

Replication: I created a Test Task on 02 Dec 2013 for completion on 05 Dec 2014; on 04 Dec 2013 I rescheduled that Task to 06 Dec 2013.

I've had no Tasks more than three days Overdue this month and this is the only Tasks that I've Rescheduled (by editing the Due Date, not by 'Drag & Drop').

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you should have any questions.


Best regards,
Randy Miller

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Dec 04, 2013 - 22:54

Randy,

There appears to be an issue with Karma, at least reports are coming in now, and it's not the normal once in a while issue. We are looking into it now.

Thanks for the information.

Thanks,
Brendon.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Dec 05, 2013 - 11:20

Hi,

This issue should now be fixed.

Thanks,
Brendon.

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Randolph Miller premium
Replied on Dec 06, 2013 - 02:51

Brendon,

I don't believe that this issue has been resolved; please see my post at [http://todoist.com/Support/showQuestion/7962/].


Best regards,
Randy Miller

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Dec 06, 2013 - 09:24

Randolph,

We believe it may take some time to see the changes, as this was with our backend, please confirm if it continues later today/tomorrow.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks,
Brendon.

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Randolph Miller premium
Replied on Dec 07, 2013 - 03:32

Brendon,

Confirmed; the issue continues.

Please see my latest post at [http://todoist.com/Support/showQuestion/7962/].


Best regards,
Randy Miller

David Parker premium
Replied on Dec 07, 2013 - 08:47

Likewise, I've had 3 points deducted for "Postponed tasks to different dates" within the last hour.

I had postponed 1 task and rescheduled by manually changing the date on 2 others.

Regards,
David

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Dec 08, 2013 - 14:41

Hi,

Thanks, we are looking into it again.

Regards,
Brendon.

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Unknown
Replied on Dec 17, 2013 - 17:51

Still occurring here. i am changing due dates using the date box, not postpone and points are being deducted in karma for postponing task.

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Dec 17, 2013 - 18:15

Hi,

As it turns out, editing tasks will deduct karma points now. This was newly added, and have now confirmed with the devs.

Thanks,
Brendon.

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Randolph Miller premium
Replied on Dec 17, 2013 - 18:19

So for those of us who try to properly plan our days, and yet due to the actions of others some actions must be rescheduled - WE are ones penalized?

So Todoist would advocate to NOT schedule a due date until the completion is guaranteed? Rather counter-intuitive in my book!

Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Dec 17, 2013 - 20:41

Randoph,

So your example would be that, there is a task, that is being discussed, so an exact date cannot be set yet? I can see how this is a problem.

We will discuss karma points in further depth.

Thanks,
Brendon.

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Randolph Miller premium
Replied on Dec 18, 2013 - 04:11

Brendon,

I work on at least six functional teams during my work day. At any one time, I have multiple projects within each of those teams and a lot of Tasks that require follow-up are dependent upon the actions of others. If someone else's plans falls through, due to their dependence upon others, either within, or outside of, our organization, my due date for a task will need to be updated.

If I think that Task can be realized within three days past the original date, I'll just let it 'age' so that it becomes overdue and it appears at the top of the Today view. It the Task truly has a new Due Date, then I have to change the Due Date. Why deduct Karma points for that?

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Ashlin
Replied on Jan 10, 2014 - 01:43

Hi,

While the functionality here is being discussed, here's a quick work-around for any users who don't want to lose points for changing the due dates of tasks. Simply remove the due date, accept the changes, and then update it with the 'new' due date. No points lost :)

Many thanks to the team at todoist, it's a part of my daily life and I'm a big fan of the Karma system.

Cheers,
Ash