Looks like the lure of the free tshirt is causing more headaches than help to the open source community
A new twitter account @shitoberfest
is documenting collecting some "fun" contributions.
If you're participating, try to contribute in a helpful way.
Don't be this guy
(here's a couple fun ones...)
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That twitter acc is so entertaining, I read it for like an hour
These accounts should get permanent ban.
Somewhere in that twitter account I saw what I thought was a reasonable solution. Allowing github users to have some form of rating and repos having requirements that allow/disallow contribution to prevent such spam.
Apparently there's some youtube channel youtu.be/v9902nonYas?t=360 telling people to do this for a free shirt.🤦♂️
How NOT to get free swag
also, at 150,000+ views, OSS, brace yourselves for some serious 💩