[Feature Request] Prevent issues from being closed by merging linked PRs

I really like how the linked PRs in an issue are listed nicely on the project board as well as in the right side of the issue. It really makes discovering PRs from issues easy.

In my current project, we don’t close issues until they reach production. Also, often we have multiple PRs which fix an issues (in multiple repositories). In such cases I do not want the issue to be autmatically closed, currently I just re-open them. This is not ideal because I could forget to re-open the issue and also this workflow causes a lot of notification noise in my team.

It would be nice if this could somehow be configured, or if there was another keyword (instaed of fixes, closes, etc.) to signify that a PR only partially fixes an issue and the issue and the issue must not be closed auotmatically even after the PR is merged.

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Hi @akshaymankar,

Thanks for this feedback! We’re always working to improve GitHub, and we consider every suggestion we receive. I’ve located an existing “feature request” for disabling the auto-close issues feature and added your voice to it.

Though I can’t guarantee anything or share a timeline for this, I can tell you that it’s been shared with the appropriate teams for consideration.