Can you delete JIRA stories?

Does anybody here have JIRA configured to NOT allow the deletion of stories? My company does and I think it's causing problems for me.

For example, my latest sprint report shows a story created in error that I then changed to Completed with a resolution of Duplicate. But that story's points are being counted in the velocity which, of course, skews the velocity numbers and all the charts that depend on it.

If I can't delete stories that are created in error, is there a way to close them without any impact on velocity?

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Most of us do - it's good practice to stop people deleting issues because you can only recover them by restoring a backup!  At best, deletion rights for issues need to be limited to people who fully understand that it really does mean delete.

I'd try reducing the story estimates to 0 before closing them.  Or move them to another project (like a dustbin).  Or persuade your admins that you can be one of the select few who won't delete the wrong thing!

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Deleting stories is restricted using project permissions. Your Admin can help you with that.

I am afraid you will have to remove the story from Sprint or remove the story points on the ticket, if you want it to be reflected in the velocity chart. Both will be captured as a scope change in the reports.

Thank you, Nic and Jobin.

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