Unfollow Tasks after template created

#1

I am responsible for making a lot of our templates. This includes templates for executive team. Imagine my surprise when I started getting updates on tasks for an executive meeting. I have since manually gone through and deleted myself as a follower on any tasks I’ve created in the handful of templates.

2 questions:

  1. Is there a way to mass remove myself from the tasks after I’ve created a new template?
    • I tried to set up a template, duplicate it and say don’t copy followers, and it still copied me.
    • I tried removing myself from the project and i was still following the tasks (which i realize is as intended)
  2. Is there a way to mass add a follower to a projects tasks
    • Once a template is utilized, the new owner for that project may need to be a follower on all
      the tasks as if they had just created them, even in some cases putting myself back on them.
#2

Hey Chris, the same thing happened to me. I have a product request in with Asana to remove the template owner from projects created from the template. Perhaps auto removal of the owner from following all tasks would be a great addition. My workaround for the task following issue is to multi-select all the tasks (50 at a time) and then I remove myself as follower. Hope that helps.

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#3

Multi select to remove and add does work, thank you - I thought I had tried that.

Yes it would be helpful to add some feature. Maybe when you ‘add new project’ one step is to identify if anyone should be task followers of all items as owner or otherwise.

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