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Discussion on: Git + GitHub Best Practices for Teams (Opinionated)

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Vic Seedoubleyew

Commit messages are a whole topic of themselves. I don't think you should do anything more than point to this article: chris.beams.io/posts/git-commit/

The example you give is actually encouraging bad practice by providing commit messages without explanations.

Regarding branch names, similarly I think it is bad practice to start them with the date. It makes them very cumbersome to use, whereas by starting with descriptive words you get easy autocomplete.