Patch #2685


Display notice when commenting on closed tickets

Added by Brad Beattie over 15 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

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Consider the following scenario. An issue is opened, resolved and closed. An inexperienced user X doesn't have access to reopen the issue. Instead of creating a new issue and relating it to the old issue, user X instead comments on the issue and reassigns it back to experienced user Y. This closed issue is now assigned to user Y, but they never notice it as its closed.

While we can't prevent poor behaviour like this, we can at least provide some sort of warning message to the inexperienced user.

The attached patch displays a warning if a user comments on a closed ticket.


warning.patch (1.31 KB) warning.patch Brad Beattie, 2009-02-06 00:48

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #7557: Deny editing of descriptions of closed issuesClosed2011-02-05

Related to Redmine - Feature #13814: No more comments when ticket closedNew

Actions #1

Updated by Brad Beattie over 15 years ago

Hrm. Might be better if it was more in line with the warning gives at the moment, using class "nodata" and showing when the user might instead of after they do.

Index: app/views/issues/_edit.rhtml
--- app/views/issues/_edit.rhtml        (revision 2361)
+++ app/views/issues/_edit.rhtml        (working copy)
@@ -31,12 +31,17 @@
         <% end %>
     <% end %>
     <fieldset><legend><%= l(:field_notes) %></legend>
     <%= text_area_tag 'notes', @notes, :cols => 60, :rows => 10, :class => 'wiki-edit' %>
     <%= wikitoolbar_for 'notes' %>
     <%= call_hook(:view_issues_edit_notes_bottom, { :issue => @issue, :notes => @notes, :form => f }) %>
+    <% if @issue.closed? %>
+        <div class="nodata">
+        <%= l(:warning_notes_on_closed_issue) %>
+        </div>
+    <% end %>
     <p><%=l(:label_attachment_plural)%><br /><%= render :partial => 'attachments/form' %></p>
Index: lang/en.yml
--- lang/en.yml (revision 2361)
+++ lang/en.yml (working copy)
@@ -86,6 +86,7 @@
 error_issue_not_found_in_project: 'The issue was not found or does not belong to this project'

 warning_attachments_not_saved: "%d file(s) could not be saved." 
+warning_notes_on_closed_issue: "Notes on closed tickets may go unnoticed even if they are assigned to an individual." 

 mail_subject_lost_password: Your %s password
 mail_body_lost_password: 'To change your password, click on the following link:'
Actions #2

Updated by Brad Beattie over 15 years ago

  • Assignee set to Jean-Philippe Lang
Actions #3

Updated by Eric Davis about 15 years ago

  • Status changed from New to 7
  • Assignee changed from Jean-Philippe Lang to Eric Davis

I can take this, I'll have to update the patch (pre Rails 2.2.2 i18n) but it shouldn't be too much.

Actions #4

Updated by Eric Davis over 13 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Eric Davis)
Actions #5

Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from 7 to New

Assigned issue with no assignee back to New status.


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