Can I turn off automatic creation of Components in JIRA?

When I type the name of a component in a JIRA ticket, I occasionally end up with a component automatically created with a mistyped name. I would like to disable automatic creation of Components. Is that possible to do? We use our Components for administrative reporting, so it's annoying to have incorrect entries in the list of Components.

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Well, you need to be project administrator in order to create new components. So if you remove the Administer Projects permission you would not run into this issue.

Useful pointer. But it doesn't help for those users that need administer projects permission.

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I would raise an issue for this in

Did you raise an issue? If so please post it here as I will vote for it, and need to do this myself. I would like to lock it even for administrators, and only allow adding of components by first unlocking the component add feature and then adding it.

I would vote against this terrible 'enhancement' too. It's ridiculous that if you're an administrator, a typo insta-creates a component or version or whatever. Backing them out involves getting into the project administration, which is a UX asymmetry: it should be as easy to delete these phantoms as it is to create them.

@Robert Massaioli @Paul DeSousa @John Hawksley

@Ben Ernst - many thanks - I'll vote and comment.

Just to repost as an answer what @Ben Ernst commented earlier (and many thanks to him for starting a ticket on it): 

Please go vote for this issue if you want this fixed.

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