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Discussion on: What are your goals for Hacktoberfest?

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Robin Gagnon Author

Some maintainers are having a hard time with spammers, sadly 😕

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Irkan Hadi

github.com/search?o=desc&q=is%3Apr...

I am really having a blast reading through some of the PRs 😂

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Robin Gagnon Author

Good stuff ahah!

I wonder how many of those are bots. I definitely see a pattern in the PRs.

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Irkan Hadi

Personally, I don't think they are bots.

One guy said there is a big Indian programming channel (TV or YouTube not sure) that promoted hacktoberfest yesterday and showed some steps on how to participate. So my guess is he showed them how to add "Amazing Project" kinds of comments and how to issue a PR and they all run with it thinking that's how contribution is done.

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Michael D. Stemle, Jr.

This is just gross.

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

It's nice to get the t-shirt, but that is not the goal. It's a fun incentive, but the real goal is to get excited about open source and make meaningful contributions and also to help out others.

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Zen

I was joined Hacktoberfest from 2019. That's make me contribute code on Github and sharing ideas in Dev. Hacktoberfest is door to open source world!

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Irkan Hadi • Edited

If you didn't know, the /s at the end of my post stands for sarcasm 😂

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Zen

Hahahhaha 😂😂😂