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No default due dates #260
Prescript: I wrote this when the default deadline was a week. Not sure if it will still apply now. We'll snooze it in the meantime.
Background / Whining
I've found that defaulting to a week for the due date is often quite bad for me. I make an off-the-cuff "I will" statement with no explicit due date but where "today or tomorrow" is what makes most sense. Of course the path of least resistance is to let the one-week deadline stand, which always seems fine at the time. But what ends up happening is that by the time the deadline comes around I've lost the mental context and the task seems daunting and maybe I decide it's not so bad to be a day late. I don't know how typical I am but it's a real problem for me.
So I'd like to experiment with commits.to forcing me to explicitly pick a due date (if I don't specify one in the URL).
How To Force The User To Pick A Due Date
We need something where it's just not reasonable for the user to let due-date-less promises accumulate like a to-do list. Ideas:
7a. A literally blinking "N/A" in place of the score and you have to pick a due date to make the godawful blinking stop.