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Allow unsetting assignee when bulk editing tasks
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Description

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Go to https://secure.phabricator.com/maniphest/query/advanced/
  2. See that you search for tasks without an assignee by entering No Owner into the Assigned To field.
  3. Select some tasks in a search result, click Bulk Edit and end up on https://secure.phabricator.com/maniphest/bulk/
  4. In the dropdown, set the action to Assign to
  5. In the Type a username... field, enter No Owner

Expected outcome and use case:
In the task bulk edit form, I can set No Owner to mass-remove the task assignee. (This is helpful when someone has left our organization: We disable their Phab account and want to unassign all their tasks.)

Actual outcome:
No owner is not accepted as input (and there is no "Unassign" option or such either).

Version info:
This very installation (secure.phabricator.com) at this very time. (Sorry, I get a 403 when accessing /config as described on https://secure.phabricator.com/book/phabcontrib/article/version/ )

Event Timeline

epriestley triaged this task as Low priority.Apr 22 2019, 1:58 PM
epriestley added a subscriber: epriestley.

Leaving the "Assign To: [...]" field blank will remove assignees, but this is not obvious:

(See also D20417#257396 about the lack of consistency here.)

Argh, big thanks. Indeed that was not obvious at all to me.