Merge request "squash commit" option not applied to existing merge requests


There seems to be a problem with the stated behaviour when one changes the options for squashing commits.
The configuration page indicates : “Changes made are also applied to existing merge requests.”
I changed the option on a project from “Allow” to “Encourage”.

Expected behaviour (according to the documentation) : all existing merge requests in the project would now have their checkboxes selected.
Actual behaviour: No visible change on a sample existing merge request, the checkbox remains unselected.

N.B. The same behaviour was noted on two different projects.

Remark : a newly-created merge request did have the checkbox selected by default (as soon as it was created).

Thanks in advance for any guidance on this point.

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