Issues not properly linked back to commit.
Every time you mention an issue in your commit message, you're creating a relationship between the two stages of the development workflow: the issue itself and the first commit related to that issue.
If I reference an issue in my commit by adding "#ref 123", the expectation is that the commit and the issue are cross-linked as per the documentation however this link only appears as one way. Only the commit has reference to the issue. The issue has no link back to the commit at all unless you use #fixes. We do not wish to use #fixes as it automatically closes the issue. It's very possible that an issue will have many commits and it should not close with the first commit.
Steps to reproduce
Reference an issue in a commit by adding "#ref 123"
What is the current bug behavior?
Referenced issue does not have an reference back to the commit.
What is the expected correct behavior?
A comment or note needs to be added in the issue to reference back the commit as they are cross referenced.
Output of checks
This bug happens on GitLab.com