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Move issue feature in GitHub

Hey there Zenhub people. I’ve got a quick question for you: Why is the “Move issue” button visible on GitHub issues labeled that way? Clicking it allows you to COPY issues to another repo, not MOVE them.

At first I thought that this was just a redundant button because we already have the built-into GH “Transfer issue” feature. In fact, had I known that this was a “copy issue” feature it would have saved me a lot of time on manually making copies of issues in another repo.

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Hey Sascha, great question.

While that button has been around in ZenHub for much longer than myself (it was created before GitHub had their Transfer issue feature), I can only assume that we labeled it as Move and not Copy to suggest that it can be used to move an issue to a different repository and not simply create a copy/duplicate of an issue in the same repository. I understand how the current label may not fully explain what the button can be used for.

I’ll bring this up with our product and design team to see if we can come up with a different icon and title that better represents the feature. Thanks for the feedback!

Hope this helps :smiley:

As far as I can tell, the button leads to 2 different ways of copying an issue from one repo to another while preserving the original issue, therefore “Copy” would be the more helpful term. Thanks for replying!