This year, there is a major change in how contributions are counted.
Unlike in previous years, 2020 Hacktoberfest contributions must be made in projects that have specifically chosen to join the celebration.
Each PR must be made on Hacktoberfest-classified repos. Your PRs will either need to be merged, approved, or labeled as
hacktoberfest-acceptedin order to add to the total count.
Read more about this change on note from DigitalOcean and post from The DEV Team. ❤️
This is bad for people who would like to contribute to their favorite projects which haven't opted-in. You may open random PRs to your own repos but this is still spammy.
Andy Blum@andy__blumJust spent 3 hours working on a high-quality PR for a repo that hasn't opted into @hacktoberfest
Now I'm going to have to submit 4 garbage PRs to my own repos for my t-shirt. Thanks to the spammy MFers that ruined a great annual event.
CC @shitoberfest04:20 AM - 04 Oct 2020
There is a solution better than that.
Note: This is an example pull request. You must make a contribution that is meaningful and follows PR etiquette.
Update (2020/10/05 15:00 UTC): No longer need the first step.
Tag your fork repository with
- Beside create a pull request back to the origin repository, create a pull request to the default branch inside the fork repository.
- Label that pull request with
Now that pull request in fork will be counted toward completing the Hacktoberfest challenge! 🎉
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Top comments (12)
Dude I've made the PR before 3 oct but not opted in hacktoberfest so will they consider my PR?
Yes, you can check your hacktoberfest profile.
I've checked it it shows that I've submitted 4 PRs for hacktober Fest challenge. Thanks for the help.
I wonder, Is it Okay to do this?
I think it is ok if you are doing valuable contributions. Since this change, many people have complaint that existing tagged project is not suitable for them.
I have already made a PR on my own repo. Can I do another one? or should I look for other's repo?
I only need one to complete my 4PRs.
How can I make sure my repos are Hacktoberfest-classified?
I already had some PR, I have to make sure I did things right 😄
You can check your hacktoberfest profile.
I'm not sure how your solution is much different.
Wow this is certainly a way for people to just get Freebie without making proper and valid hacktoberfest contribution and hats off to you for promoting and providing this method 🙇🏻
Actually, you can create PRs to your own repository if you really want Freebie. I'm thinking to obscure some steps to prevent no-brainer.