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Domenic Denicola Sep 30
Ugh, oh no, October is starting. Prepare for a month of spam pull requests... whatwg/html has already been hit hard, at 5 in the last 3 hours. , please please stop this annual tradition of wasting maintainers' time. You are a net negative for the world.
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Matt Cowley πŸ‘‰πŸ‘ˆ Sep 30
Replying to @domenic @hacktoberfest
πŸ‘‹ Sorry to see you're not having a good time. Please do label any spammy PRs as invalid so that they don't count toward folks winning Hacktoberfest. If you want, we can also exclude the repository from Hacktoberfest completely, so that no PRs submitted there will count.
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Andy Allan
We're getting hit over at and I've seen more at . Marking as spam is futile - they only need 4 spam PRs ignored for a week and they get a free t-shirt - if that takes 16 junk PRs and 12 annoyed maintainers, you'll still reward them.
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Matt Cowley πŸ‘‰πŸ‘ˆ Sep 30
Ugh. I am so sorry. :( Just had a quick chat internally about this -- I'm going to get to work on logic to automatically ban users from Hf that reach a threshold of invalid PRs, so y'all don't get as much spam.
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Domenic Denicola Sep 30
I'm glad you're looking into it, but I think it's likely that won't help. I'm hopeful that if we make the metrics reflect the harm your corporation is doing to the OSS community, we can prevent another tragedy next year:
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Tom Hughes Sep 30
Quite - they should require projects to register and agree to take part rather than allowing PRs to any repo and also require them to actually get accepted - finding four abandoned projects to submits ignored PRs to is trivial after all
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Domenic Denicola Sep 30
+1. A corporation putting this burden on the open source community, without their consent, is just evil.
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Benjamin Harris Oct 1
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Rihards Olups Oct 1
Has somebody started collecting examples in an article? There have been many floating around, but having all the super-silly ones together would be useful. And a bit funny. And it might show how they have mismanaged .
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