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Now GitHub Is Super Popular ???

kojikanao profile image Koji (he/him) ・1 min read

I just saw this on @mrdoob's tweet.

To me, this is a kind of interesting thing.

  1. GitHub is for social coding but spammers are interested in spreading their *****.

  2. How will GitHub(Microsoft) handle this kind of issue?

Especially, I'm curious about No.2.
I don't know how spammers open a pull request but I guess they don't do that manually since GitHub has a nice API.
In addition, there is a CLI tool that allows us to create a pull request. Probably, the spammers need to write a simple shell script to post a link.

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What I hope is that this won't affect GitHub

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Spam is everywhere. I've seen it here on Dev.

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oh, really? Was that a comment?

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