if a project is designated as a template, I’d love for the templated tasks to not show up as real assignments (until the template is used to create a project, of course). As I was building our team template, I would sometimes create test projects, and I would see both the test projects’ tasks in My Tasks, and the template’s tasks. I didn’t realize the task was a part of the template, mark it complete, and then everyone was confused and we’d create a real project from that template, and their tasks were marked as complete when we hadn’t started yet. My work-around is I “backdated” the tasks in the template to a time before we started using Asana, but it seems like if it’s a part of a template, Asana should know not to put them in the assignee’s list of things to do. I’d like to request that tasks in a project template not be visible as a task so as to reduce confusion for the team.
Yes, this is well-known issue; you can add your vote to change it here:
(I suspect the forum moderators will merge your post into that one.)
Also, please see item F4 in the following post - it provides a number of workaround ideas for this limitation that you might want to make use of:
thanks. I don’t know how to ‘vote’ but I replied to that first thread and added my workaround: moving the template dates to a time before we started using Asana. it still works out fine when I create the template since I’m picking my start date… all the dates fall in line with no problem.
Oh, sorry for the confusion. To vote, scroll to the very top of that thread and click the purple “Vote” button: