Very odd behavior.
“While the fix you’re requesting is not prioritized yet, our team is closely monitoring feedback and will consider options in the future.”
You design and promote a neat solution and then release another broken solution, but it is not a bug? It is a visible deviation in production compared to the design/screenshot you have shared. Why do you need external people to vote on the clear mistake?
Why do you even allow tasks without subtasks to be stacked horizontally if not those with subtasks? You do it because it creates a better overview for the user and its standard Gantt behavior to planing one task after the next in the same line. Why break it for those tasks with subtasks when you already have the designed solution? Why not just fix the ▾ and get over it?
You make a release to support subtasks in the timeline but break the fundamentals of a Gantt chart and how people have worked with the Asana timeline until now. Now if any task in the timeline has subtasks, even if they are not planned, they break the parent purpose of the timeline, visual overview. It’s a bad priority, and you have the solution, even promoted it.
It is obviously not a one-man problem that you can brush under the rug as 8 other independent people have already confirmed the same problem and even want to revert because it destroys our work in Asana.
Why do we even have to motivate you to fix something that obviously is not implemented as designed or promoted, it should be in your interest?
Asanas designed and promoted solution where ▾ is placed within the start date:
Asanas released solution in production where ▾ is placed within the day before the start date:
It’s not a nice Gantt chart anymore, it’s a mess. The ▾ placement is a bug and needs to be fixed asap.
If you want this release topic to be clean, nice, and positive; acknowledge the issue, take ownership and stop requiring our time to repeat the same message.
For those experiencing this problem, please add your vote and perspective to this new topic: Allow to stack multiple tasks in Timeline on a single line