As general guidance, you don't want to enforce WIP Limits using software. It's better to let the behavior occur and discuss it as a team. The Jira team got it right by using a visual indicator when WIP Limits are broken.
The reason teams break WIP Limits is because they don't understand the benefits of why they are there. Enforcing the limits will only force work "underground" where people hide their efforts. It's better to deal with the root social behavior.
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No. The only thing that happens when the WIP is exceeded is a visual indicator appears because the column changes color. In addition, one can change workflow directly in the issue itself (not using the board) and there would be no indicator at all that the WIP is exceeded.
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