Is this a bug? "Play All Manually" doesn't do anything

In my pipeline we have various checks done on stage 1, some of these can fail and when they do fail we do not want the pipeline to move to the next stage. We do NOT have a “allow_failure” set.

However we want the ability to manually force start the next stage. There is a button called “Play all manual” but it does nothing, I click it, nothing happens. On the very latest version of Gitlab.

Is this a bug or am I not understanding something?

I would expect, especially as an Admin to always be able to run a gitlab pipeline.

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