Jira integration deletes default MR description template

Hi,

I have a default MR description template under “.gitlab/merge_request_templates/default.md”.

When I create a branch with a name that is not associated with a jira issue (i.e. not something like PROJ-123), GitLab uses the default template in the merge request description.

However, if the branch name is something like PROJ-123, which is associated with a Jira issue, then GitLab does not use the default template. Instead, it automatically makes the merge request description something like “Closes PROJ-123”.

I’d expect GitLab to use the default merge request template for all branches, whether it is associated with a Jira issue, or not.

Visual explanation:

When I create an MR for the branch named “elasticsearch-version-upgrade”, default template is automatically picked.

When I create an MR for the branch named “PROJ-3268”, default template is not automatically picked.

default template is in the dropdown list but it is not automatically picked. I would like to make this automatically picked.

Thanks