Make issue templates WAY more intuitive
Problem to solve
When creating a new repository (especially for a repository that is mostly going to be about issue tracking), the UX for how to create issue templates is very confusing. I had to help a long-time GitLab user remember the steps below just today.
- Create repository
- Say you don't
Initialize repository with a README
- Now what you need is a
- Because there are no files, its not possible to create the
.gitlabdirectory without first creating a file of some sort
- Once you've created a README or similar, I suppose the process may be the "best" it could be, but is there some way we could enable users more? Adding in a link to the docs from the new issue / issue list screen or similar?
- Or is it worth adding to the blank repository page somewhere a section linking to the description templates docs?
Improve user UX when wanting to create description / issue templates
What does success look like, and how can we measure that?
- Add helper links to the description templates docs where it makes sense.
Links / references