Not receiving notifications when dependent tasks are complete

Briefly describe (1-2 sentences) the Bug you’re experiencing:
In the past I have liked getting notifications when tasks one of my tasks depends on are marked complete. I just tested this feature today but it did not generate a notification in my Inbox.

Steps to reproduce:

  • I created Task 1 assigned to me
  • I created Task 2 assigned to me
  • I made Task 2 dependent on Task 1
  • I marked Task 1 complete
  • I went to my Inbox to check if I received a notification. I did NOT receive a notification

Browser version:
Chrome Version 77.0.3865.120 (Official Build) (64)

Cross-posted (with edits) on #tipsandtricks: Notifications on dependent sub-tasks

Hi @Katriel_Friedman,

I think what you’re seeing is that notifications are not created when you mark a dependency task complete where you are also the assignee on its dependent task; only when others mark the dependency complete and you’re the assignee. The assumption in play is that you don’t need to be notified when you’re doing the completion since you already know that you marked it complete.

EDIT: Ooops, after I posted this I saw that you mentioned this behavior in another thread as well, and Larry already replied to you with the same answer as I did!


Ah. If this is the intended behavior, I don’t think it is a good choice. One of the things I want out of dependencies is a foolproof way of reminding myself to get started on something when another condition is met. I asked on the other thread if there’s a #productfeedback post about this.

Totally agree with @Katriel_Friedman.

The reason I set the dependency in the first place was so that there would be a reminder to start on a different task (which may be in a different project). This is especially true when working through complex projects created from template where the workflow isn’t always clear relative to interconnected projects. This is especially problematic when I’ve moved the dependent task to the Later/Upcoming section (as is often the case) and that dependent task has no due date to make it escalate to the Today section.

I was looking for a way to get notified on my own dependent tasks as well. Does anyone know if there is a way to do this?