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From:
Ricardo Signes
Date:
August 11, 2013 23:18
Subject:
Re: the GitHub perl mirror
Message ID:
20130811231843.GA26386@cancer.codesimply.com
* Ricardo Signes <perl.p5p@rjbs.manxome.org> [2013-08-11T19:10:35]
> I am going to try once more to have the mirror disabled.

I have sent this message to GitHub support:

> Hi.  I'm the project manager of the perl programming language.
> 
> You mirror our repository, providing that mirror at
> https://github.com/mirrors/perl
> 
> That's nice.  It's fast.
> 
> Unfortunately, some users think it is not just a mirror, but the main
> repository, and file pull requests.  These pull requests don't come to the
> development team, and instead get ignored.  We miss out on potentially useful
> bug reports, and the reporters feel stiffed that they're being ignored.  It's
> not good for anyone.
> 
> When we last asked about this, in March 2012, we were told it was not
> possible, and that we should add a README.  We have one.  It's way, way down
> on the bottom of the page.  It isn't useful to discouraging pull requests.
> 
> If we were notified about PRs, that would be one thing… but we still wouldn't
> be able to close them.  At any rate, we don't want more possible avenues for
> bug reporting.  Providing a mechanism for pull requests on read-only mirrors
> is just a bad idea.
> 
> Please let me know if this can be corrected.
> 
> Thank you.

-- 
rjbs

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