Why can't we choose an archived version as "Affected Version"

Use case follows. How do you folks deal with this?

  1. I release v1.0 in JIRA which sets it to "Released".
  2. To prevent v1.0 from being chosen on another issue's Fix Version, I move v.1.0 to "Archived".
  3. A few days later, I get a bug reported and determine it is affected in v1.0. But, the dropdown for Affected Version excludes v1.0 (presumably because it's archived). Why? I can see not being able to choose a Fix Version of 1.0, but I ought to be able to choose an archived version as the change set where the issue is discovered....I feel we need an interim state of a version....something like Unreleased, Released, Static, Archived. "Static" or whatever could be used to disallow its use as a fix version, but allow its use as an affected version.

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Don't do point 2 - archiving really is there to stop people choosing it at all.  If it's the version in production, it's not really archived (although you do have a good point that you don't really want to pick it as a a fix version)

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