When I choose to set an initiative's dates automatically, I'd like the dates to be populated based on the releases that the features are part of.
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Initiative dates are auto-set based on linked release dates to allow for the most direct timing relationship. We would suggest linking releases to initiatives (based on your features) to enable you to leverage the auto-set.
At this time, based on current priorities and community feedback, we are unlikely to make updates in this area. We hope you can understand.