There is an archived card in the development board with many questions about marking a card as "done" and overiding the red "overdue" flag on the due date. No answers that I can see. https://trello.com/c/dylnY7I7
There is another question/answer in the FAQ that doesn't address this point but is closely related How can I mark a card in Trello as done and keep it in the original list?
The last answer on this question/answer sounded promising, but see below. Once a due date passes and the card is done, how do I keep the card and lose the red due date alert?
I tried adding a single item in a checklist (item was named "done"). When I checked it off, I get a green tag saying "1/1" because the checklist is done, but the red due date tag is still there...
What I really want is:
- Creating a due date should create a "done" box directly accessible on the card, in lists view.
- Second best would be if you were required to check the box in the detailed card view
- Impact of checking that box would be to suppress the "overdue" notification on any due date older than "now".
- One could imagine a bunch of other nice impacts, also, but they start to get into the realm of embedded business rules, and make the product more complex.
But, "done" is such a fundamental concept to the idea of work, and there have been two years of complaints about the absence.
I like Trello, but I can see I'm going to hate looking at "overdue" flags for tasks I've completed.
Does anyone have a workaround not mentioned above?
Is there a link to an explanation from Trello folks that would make it clear to me that I'm looking at the "doneness" of work in the wrong way?