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How to copy a list in Trello with checklists unticked?

Dear all,

we are using Trello as a cross-department progress-tracker for month end closings. This is one board with a list per department and several cards per list, each of them including a checklist.

At the end of every MEC I roll forward the tracker by copying each list for the new month and archiving the old ones. Whenever I copied the list in the past, the checklists within the cards were completely unticked/unchecked. Since last week all boxes of a checklist are checked whenever I copy a list/card. This would mean to untick more than 1,000 checklist items manually.

Is there any way to turn back to the old process where copying a list/card ended up in unticked checklist-boxes?

Many thanks! Sebastian

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Katrin Anger Community Leader May 21, 2019

@Sebastian Pappert 

Hi Sebastian, what you are describing is a new behavior many people voiced their irritation about in this community place during the last days.

I think it is best to contact the Trello support directly and request to have this behavior removed again:

Dear Katrin, thank you very much for coming back to me that quickly! Will get in touch with Trello Support, as suggested.

Best regards


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I have exactly the same issue - thanks Sebastian and Katrin, I'll also be in contact with support



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I have the opposite problem. I previously ticked off items on a checklist and I was sure when I copied them that those items did not transfer. Now all items transfer to the new list all the items come across as unticked, and I have to tick them off again. This is a real waste of time. Surely templates can be used for setting up recurring checklists, and the default for copying a checklist should be without those items ticked off? Or some variant which allows these choices? Or am I doing something incorrectly?

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