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How to automatically add yourself as a member in all cards you create?

Is there a way? So when looking at the Board, you can instantly know who created the card.

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Hey Michael

There's not a way to have Trello automatically assign you to a card that you create., however if you tap the space bar when hovered over a card, it will assign you to the card as a shortcut


Thanks for this tip.. :)

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It would be nice to have this feature in the near future. It's aweful as a trelloboard-leader to assign members to the cards they made for themselves, and it'd be easier to see firsthand, wo created them (for summary meetings e.g.)

I agree! It would be very nice-to-have feature

I have a rule in Butler that every time I create a card I am added, but I don't know if it will work for multiple people on a team? 

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Chiming in on this. We use Trello as a bug and feature request submit/tracking tool and this would automate away a tedious task. Currently, we dump Trello card creations into Slack, where it's reported who created it. PM then assigns that person to the card at first moment of consideration, to keep them updated.

As the username of the creator is posted to Slack, this would be a quick fix, wouldn't it? The easiest might be to expose the {{cardcreator}} variable to Butler, like the {{cardname}} already is.

I would personally categorize this as a "should-have" and not a "nice-to-have" as larger Trello boards quickly get messy since busy humans rarely remember to add themselves to a card while creating it.

@Rachel Slobodnik we tried this with Butler as well but seems like you can only set up a rule like this for yourself. There's too much work to get the entire org to set Butler up like that. As mentioned exposing {{cardcreator}} should make it possible.

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