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want to order activities like checklist items

I like the drag and drop of checklist items, but I like the format-ability of  activity entries, and the timestamps of them. So I left with wondering some things. If activities have their own time stamps, why must they remain in chronological order? Why can't I drag and drop them to my liking?

Typically, I'm researching something and have several related pieces of activities that logically hang together. But unless I want to copy / paste to a new card - an arduous task, I really can't order them that way.


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Iain Dooley Community Leader May 25, 2020

@Kevin MN what do you mean by activity entries?

On a new card you have Title, followed by Description, followed by Activity. I can change the Title, I can add a Description, I can add an entry that will appear in the Activity section: "Activity entries." Therein you can enter stuff in formatted ways. I can create paragraphs, I can indent. I cannot create paragraphs or indent in a Checklist. 

As noted, I can drag and drop to order Checklist items. I cannot drag and drop Activity entries at all. Their locked in chronological order. Why?? They already have timestamps. If I wanted them in chronological order, I simply would not drag them anywhere. I'd allow  them to accumulate in the order they were created. 

But my knowledge accumulation is rarely ordered. I may find a tidbit when I'm reading about a different subject altogether, or have an idea at a random moment. I then want to record it within the area of the activity entries for that subject and I can't! The only way around it is to have a Checklist that becomes an index to the various pieces that hang together below it in the Activity section. This is a kludge. If only Trello would allow me to drag and drop Activity entries, this could be solved... so easily, so eloquently.

Iain Dooley Community Leader May 26, 2020

@Kevin MN Okay so you mean comments? You can't re-order them, but if you're adding bits of information about a topic that you'd like to re-order, perhaps each list should be a topic, each card is a tidbit and you can use the description to store more detailed information and you can move them around.

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