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Cannot change project lead

I believe I've reviewed every post and tried every option going back several years without success. We used to be able to do this (although even then was a bit of an adventure)

Bottom line: the dialog below looks like my best chance of success -- but where are the users?

Users are in the project, the project has other admins (besides the overall Jira admins).

For any devs at Atlassian -- what is the logic that populates my options here?

At a loss.

 

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Using Server Jira v8.6.1

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Payne Community Leader May 26, 2020

You may already have done this, but note that you must start typing to get an auto-suggest list.

Tail between legs. Shoot me. That did it.

Payne Community Leader May 26, 2020

Ha ha, happens to the best of us! :-) 

Like erica_dahl likes this

thank you for asking this question.  I was having exactly the same problem and found this question in the "related questions" links to the right.  

I feel like this is a new thing too because I've been changing project leads for months

I was having exactly the same problem too. I think this is definitely UI/UX design issue

Yes thanks Jeff for researching and posting this. Tripped me up for a long while today. Agree with jeepkd - very poor UX on this screen from Atlassian.

Thanks - I've been stuck on this for days!  I swear that I've also tried typing names before but it worked today.

This solution doesn't work for me.  I cannot type over the existing name at all.

I'm an administrator using JIRA v8.11.0 and followed the advice about using Edit Defaults then just type in the Project Lead field until the required name is auto-suggested. Then hit the Update button and the Edit Project Lead and Default Assignee for Project pop-up box disappears to leave me on the Project Lead > User and Roles screen and the Project Lead entry alters to Default Assignee. Refresh the page and I'm back to the original set up and nothing has changed. 

Alternatively, if I change the current Project Lead role to unassigned and return to the Edit Project Lead > User and Roles screen the Project Lead entry alters to Default Assignee.  On clicking Edit Defaults both the Project Lead and Default Assignee are blank and labelled Select.  I type the name of the relevant person and choose from the auto-suggest list, then click Default Assignee and choose Project Lead.  This time when I hit Update nothing happens - it remains there and I'm unable to commit the changes.

Hi @mark_smith-magee I'm having the same issue. Were you able to successfully update the Project Lead?  If so, how?  Thanks!

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