There is a rising spam issue with hacktoberfest this year.
Domenic Denicola@domenicUgh, oh no, October is starting. Prepare for a month of spam pull requests... whatwg/html has already been hit hard, at 5 in the last 3 hours.
@hacktoberfest, please please stop this annual tradition of wasting maintainers' time. You are a net negative for the world.17:22 PM - 30 Sep 2020
Which later results in the blog post "DigitalOcean's Hacktoberfest is Hurting Open Source"
There is also a discussion on Hacker News
Honestly, I enjoyed Hacktoberfest for many years but this problem is really hurting open source community. I hope DigitalOcean will take this seriously. Fortunately, DigitalOcean Community Platform Manager is looking into this.
Matt Cowley 👉👈Today was not a good day. Who knew folks would create such ridiculous spam in search of a free t-shirt. Noise is being made internally about it, but there is only so much I can personally do. As an open-source maintainer myself I hate seeing the mess Hf is causing. I'm sorry.21:42 PM - 30 Sep 2020
Here are official responses