Steps to reproduce
- Choose an older item, created several hours or days ago for easy comparison
- Cut and paste the item to a new parent
- Observe that both Created and Modified date are set to now date/time by hovering over item bullet
Expecting only Modified date to be updated, not Created.
Original Created date is lost, making it difficult to track how long a to-do has been open, for example.
Web macOS 10.13.2, FF 57.0.1
Cut and paste should function essentially as a keyboard-based move, which does not create a new item and therefore should not touch the created date.
I understand that your implementation for this feature seems to be recreating the item(s) completely, so they get a new date, but in this aspect this is wrong. Even if creating a new item behind the scenes, it should copy the Created date value from the old items.
The created date is a key aspect of tracking the age of a to-do, or when a particular piece of information came in. The current behavior really throws this usefulness out the window when an item is re-parented, and the only workaround is to start putting in manual dates on every item, which would really clutter up the display.