This is very annoying and unnecessary for tasks that don’t have an extended timeline. If I have single day tasks across a timeline like this then its perfectly fine for them to be on the same line, that is in fact desirable.
This is not happening on my timeline view- please see an example of (a highly problematic) timeline we use.
Are you able to help troubleshoot getting this timeline to cascade? Ideally, tasks would sort by start date (within their respective sections), and there would be no vertical gaps in between tasks (currently, I have to infinitely scroll down to see if there are any tasks buried at the bottom of the timeline).
This is the default behavior when you create a new project with tasks one by one, but indeed, I’ve seen some weird dispositions sometimes for certain projects, without being completely sure of identifying the pattern.
But what about if you use the “Sort” option? (please see screenshot)
You can try to contact the support, but I doubt they schedule a 1:1 with you (that’s probably not part of their SLA), but that’s just my feeling.
To take a closer look and optimize your projects, you can also contact an Asana Solution partner to get some dedicated consulting (I work for one of them, iDO).
You can find the complete list of partners there.