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    Ken Stanek

    It's a little mind-boggling that this isn't a standard part of their UI. It makes the entire platform incredibly frustrating & difficult to use, and should've been a no-brainer somewhere around step 1 when planning how this product works. That workaround is a joke.

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    John Bibbs

    I don't understand how this isn't a thing in Wrike.ย  The workarounds that have been offered are awful.ย ย I've got a long-term renewal quote for ~$85,000/year sitting in my inbox and it's this and a couple of other things that are making me hesitate on pulling the trigger on that renewal.

    • Sharing the entire project is absurd because the entire project team does notย need to see the entire project.ย  It's adding unnecessary complexity.
    • Adding the project name to the task and having tasks that look like this "(2020) Brand Name Marketing Activity - Raw Materials Order Placed for Plant Test" is equally absurd.

    I hope a serious solution for this is on the fast track on Wrike's development plan.

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    Ed Adams

    Hey Jemma โ€” it's a continuation of this issue that we're seeing, and it has a bottom-up negative effect to the way tasks are viewed overall. Without that project/space title to give context to or sort by, it becomes unhinged. It's particularly annoying because it's all RIGHT THERE in the core organization of Wrike (spaces, projects, folders) โ€” they just need to give the user some control to actually use it as a viewing/sorting tool.

    Your exact issue:ย https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360038523494-Shared-Tasks-lack-context?page=1#community_comment_360010342074

    Project view/sort:ย https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115002313449-Sort-Tasks-by-Folder-and-Project

    Project view/sort 2: https://help.wrike.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360038214574-Task-Sort-Order-By-Folder-Project-or-even-Space

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    Julie Matheson

    Completely wild that this isn't already part of the system. The workarounds are ridiculous too. Surely this isn't that hard to fix in the grand scheme of things?

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    Glyn Thomas

    Had similar issues within our company as well.ย  Answer for us is to prefix each task with the project name which allows users to see the project name quickly and easily.ย  Not ideal I agree with all comments above.ย 

    Also get annoyed with tasks in a gantt chart without the table showing.ย  If the task is longer than the duration you are viewing then you cannot see what the task is unless you click on it.ย 

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    Sarah Dungey

    We're having a similar issue where we're trying to develop some sort of internal "best practice" to name tasks like "program name or department - project acronym - year - task name" and it's a lot to put into a task name that might just be "submit final copy to printer"

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    Ed Adams

    Sarah Dungey yeah, that's precisely the problem. Putting the effort to manual data entry is absurd when the hierarchical/organizational data is already there, is completely absurd. It goes against the entire structure of how a PM system should work (and how Wrike is already organized!).

    This really shouldn't be treated as a feature request by Wrike that requires 60+ upvotes, because it's so basic. This kind of thing balances on the line between new feature and something that needs to be fixed because it's broken.

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    John Bibbs

    Precisely, this isn't a feature request.ย  This is a bug report.

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    I had my health check call with my Wrike customer success manager yesterday and I brought this to his attention.ย 

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