close task as "not completed"
I would like to be able to "close" a task without completing it, e.g. because something has changed in the project and the task is no longer needed or the task has been delayed for so long that it does no longer make sense.
"Completing" the task doesn't seem right because it was not really completed and I do not want to just delete it, either.
It would then obviously also make sense to be able to report on "closed but not completed" tasks.
I'd like to be able to use this feature for repeating tasks. Only then does Karma really make any sense to me. If I set a task to "15 minutes reading" every day, and I mark it as complete, whether I actually do it or not, then Karma is irrelevant. I'd like to be able to mark "complete" (yes, I did it) or "not completed" (no, I skipped it today).
In this case, you can simply right-click on the task and choose "postpone" which means "not completed, moved to tomorrow". This will give you negative Karma points for skipping a task.
Alternatively, you can just leave it overdue and complete it the next day in which case, the uncompleted day will be skipped, but this time you won't get negative Karma as you can have overdue tasks for 3 days.
Thank you for explaining the postpone. I was looking for a negative impact for not completing repeating tasks.
David, I have set up a recurring task called "Not Smoking" that repeats every 4 hrs. Obviously if I relapse in a 4hr block, I cannot postpone the task. It has to be marked as "not complete" so that I get bad karma.. Your suggestion of postponing or leaving it skipping does not apply here. Please let me know if there is an alternate way.
Unfortunately, there is no way to add a task due "every 4 hours" into Todoist. The shortest recurrence is "every day".
In this case you could still postpone the task. If you don't smoke the whole day, you check it off. If you do - you postpone it, it will also go to "tomorrow" just as if you'd check it off, but now you'll get bad Karma for postponing it.