re: If You Don't Know, Now You Know - GitHub Is Restricting Access For Users From Iran And A Few Other Embargoed Countries VIEW POST


I am really socked... Just added my contribution. I'll do my bests for this to change, github should be for everyone, without discrimination.


Thanks. Apparently repos made by restricted users isn't making it on the trending list.


My pleasure. About the trending list, it's not only that. I think that the algorithm for the trending repos has been changed, without any update from Github, a week ago I sent them an e-mail to explain what is changed to the community, never got a reply about it.

How I know it? Repositories with 5-10 stars are shown in the list and some of my own repos with 20-30 per day don't. The order of listing is also changed, it doesn't order by the highest to lowest number of stars anymore.

I don't know whats happened after the microsoft's acquisition and I am not even a guy who ever hated Microsoft.

Ξ‘nd now I hear this about users got ban because of a country they are living on. I am really disappointed and angry in the same time.

PR link updated, sorry for the mistake @mjraadi.

I appreciate the support. BTW, it's not based on where you live, it's been confirmed that it's soely based on your nationality.

And how do they determine your nationality!?
(I don't think I've stated mine.)

"It's been confirmed that it's soely based on your nationality."

Mohammadjavad, that's quite an accusation against Microsoft and GitHub. Do you have a source?

Edit: I see a comment below about someone's tweet, where they claim GitHub is using the entire history of where a user has connected from in the past to determine restrictions. That seems stupid...

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