Clone does not update reporter

The documentation (https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA060/Cloning+an+Issue) states that when an issue is "cloned", field values are retained, and the "Reporter":

  • Reporter
    (If you do not have the Modify Reporter permission, the clone issue will be created with you as the Reporter.)

Yet, everytime I clone an issue it retains the original issue "Reporter", making it so the cloner cannot edit the newly created issue. I have tested with a brand new test user which DOES NOT have the "Modify Reporter" permission and it does not set the "Reporter" to that user.

What am I missing?

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The wording in the documentaiton is not clear enough. It should say "current user" instead of just saying "you". Either way, I fixed it. The issue is the "Reporter" having permission to "Modify Reporter".

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Hello,

From the description, it is you who need to be removed from the modify reporter permission. Not the user you want to be reporter.

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