Whenever I am using issue tracking on GitHub with my team, should we unassign people from the issue once we close it?

I don't know which way should be done, and if there is any advantage to unassigning members.


In general you don't want to unassign an issue if it's closed.

There are two reasons why you don't want to do it:

  • If an issue is reopened then you want the original people to be involved
  • You want have have some history who worked on what (not in the keep track of productivity sense but more on whom do I ask if I have questions, what else might have changed while solving the issue)

Bonus reason: never try to optimize your process so much that it involves extra steps. Unless you have a clear reason why unassigning gives you any benefit why bother (and people will forget if you make them do meaningless administration).

  • Thanks for the knowledge! I will take that info into use. – user278161 Jul 17 '17 at 15:53

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