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  1. Jira Server and Data Center
  2. JRASERVER-12244

Allow control of whether comment field will be shown on Edit and Transition screens

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      In our JIRA implementation editing of issues is only allowed for privileged users who don't need to justify why they're making a change. We have a lot of fields on our edit screen and even with tabs it's a bit cluttered. We'd like to be able to nix the comment field on the edit screen to save a bit of screen real estate and clutter. A drop-down on the Edit for a screen to enable or disable the comment field would be nice... it could even be combined with http://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-4972 to a single drop-down as follows:

      Comments:

      Disabled (Ability To Leave Comment Does Not Appear On Screen)
      Enabled And Not Required (Comment Is Optional)
      Enabled And Required (User Must Leave Comment)

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              eabbea84932c Anthony Kilna
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