If boards are copied, do they get automatic updates from the original?


I have made a series of checklists that everyone in my group must complete individually. Individual users are asked to "Copy and paste to their own personal boards" the checklists so that everyone has a private copy to work from, and they dont get updates from everyone else. 

I would like to know if I make updates on the original (master), will everyone's personal private copied board get the same material updated? 

Thank you , 


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Ignore my last answer, just realised a tag has been added that makes it not relevant.

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team May 17, 2017

Carol, I checked with Trello Support and they told me the copies will not be updated when you edit the original. :)

Thanks Ann! 

Do you know what the best way is for users to get up to date information? My concern is that if a new "to do" item is added and then they copy/paste the board, there will be no way to keep or transfer over the progress they made from the old board. 

What is a good work around?


Ann Worley Atlassian Team May 18, 2017

It sounds like your process is to create a template board and one or some of the cards have checklists on them.

Are the checklists repeated on a predictable schedule? As a workaround, perhaps you could add new items to the checklist on the card, and then @mention the board so everyone gets a notification that there was an update. Those people would copy/paste that card to their new board.

There wouldn't be a way to automatically merge the progress on the old card's checklist with the newly copied card; that would need to be done manually. If the checklist is being regularly updated and is very long, the frequency & length could be burdensome- hopefully not.

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