October 1, 2022

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Newbie submits PR to GitHub repo and “bombs” nearly 400K developers

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Newbie submits PR to GitHub repo and “bombs” nearly 400K developers



Newbie submits PR to GitHub repo and “bombs” nearly 400K developers

The novice programmer may have inadvertently set a world record – a PR this person created on GitHub sent 400,000 developers email alerts and was repeatedly “bombed”.

Recently, a developer submitted a PR to the GitHub repository organized by the game company Epic Games: the content is to modify several presentational issues in the README file and adjust the size of the logo.

Newbie submits PR to GitHub repo and "bombs" nearly 400K developers

This kind of PR with no technical content is usually “practice” by novice programmers who have just come into contact with GitHub, or it is a means for them to package their resumes – after all, PR can become Epic Games’ Contributor after being merged. Identity used to fill a resume can at least scare HR a bit.

However, this mediocre PR stunned some 400,000 developers using Unreal Engine this past weekend.

The reason is that in order to make the PR submitted by the novice to be merged as soon as possible, he ‘@’ in the comments to remind multiple accounts, of which ‘ @EpicGames/developers ‘ triggered the reply-all event: to the people who joined the Epic Games organization All GitHub users send email notifications about this PR. According to Unreal Engine policy , you must first join the Epic Games organization to gain access to the project’s source code. At this time, the number of members of the Epic Games organization was 398,463.



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