Feature Suggestion: Default Task as Milestone

Hey Wrike Team,
On the default task duration settings, there are two options. You can make a task have a duration of your choosing or you can make it backlogged. For our organization, we have found the intended duration to not be super useful or accurate but we do like giving things a due date. To marry these two ideas we have started marking tasks as milestones. Would it be possible to allow the default task duration to be a milestone due in X amount of days? It would save us little bits of time in making each task.
Thanks!

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Stephen

Hi John, thanks for posting your idea here 👍

Just to be clear for our Product Team; you're looking for an option so that all new tasks created are pre-set with a default milestone or duration. 

For now, I wonder if mass editing will help with this? Using mass editing you could select multiple tasks and change them all to a certain schedule at once. If this interests you and if you have any questions about it please let me know and I'll be happy to help.

Also, please let me know if I've misunderstood your original feedback or if you'd like to add any more detail. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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Yeah, mass editing is definitely superior to editing individual task once you get more than three. I say three because the interface is a little clunky. However, this is just a time-saving measure that serves the same purpose as the current feature to give all tasks a default start date and duration. So, while without the default start and duration feature I think there is an argument that mass editing would be better than individual editing I think we can agree that the flexibility on the default task setup would save more time or it probably wouldn't have been developed in the first place for start and duration. Thanks for getting back to me and I will keep mass editing in mind. :)

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I know this an old post (almost one year to the day), but I would really like the ability to set all tasks in a given folder as milestone.  I agree with John that the due date is the preferred method for how my team uses Wrike.  Mass editing is fine to change existing, but it would be handy to just make them milestone by default.

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2+ years later and I am looking for the same feature.
My team only wants to set deadlines with tasks and it would be better if the default could be changed.

Otherwise, I am constantly forgetting to convert it and all my tasks show one day on the due date.

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I have found how to set to back logged and then set to a 0.0.0 duration but it still tries to add a start date every time I click on the calendar

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Welcome to the Community Prudence Ruzicka DePew! 🤗

Thank you for supporting this feature suggestion. We pass all the feedback from this forum to our Product team (so they are aware of this ask here), and the amount of votes shows the team how much interest is there for an idea. Please check out this post for more details and let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to help 🙌

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3+ years later and I am looking for the same feature.

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Hey Josh Merkle, thanks for checking in here. All ideas added to the forum are shared with the Product team, so they are aware of this request.
 
As Lisa mentioned above, the amount of votes on a Community suggestion illustrates to the team how much interest there is in an idea, and for now, there are no plans to add this functionality. 
 
For other Community members reading this, please do add your vote for this on the original comment if this is something you're interested in. We'll continue to pass on your feedback in relation to this to the team 👍
 
If there's anything else we can help with here Josh, please do let us know.

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I'd like to join the request here:
Default task as milestone adjustable per folder is definitely a use case for us.

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Hi Volker Rattel, welcome to the Community, and thank you for chiming in here. I'm passing on your feedback to our Product team👍🏼

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