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Strikethrough with GitHub Markdown

Using HTML tags is supposed to work with GitHub Markdown, but in particular <s>text</s> is not working for me. It works on live preview page (which is now deprecated) but not on preview of ...
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What does starring a repository on GitHub do?

GitHub rolled out their new notifications and stars feature. But does starring do anything for a repository? Is it just to show support or interest? Is there any functional purpose to the user? ...
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Any way to contact a user on Github?

I'd like to contact a developer on Github to see how I can help out, etc. Any way to do this? I don't see the option anywhere.
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Can I associate a github gist with an organization?

My team has a GitHub organization account. A lot of the work I do results in one-off scripts that we want to be able to have on our organization page, but that aren't big enough projects to justify ...
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How do you update a GitHub repo fork in the web interface?

I have a Github repository that I forked from some other project several months ago. It is now several months later and the original master repo has changed. I would like to update my repo to reflect ...
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Is there any way to see traffic sources to a Github project?

A lot of people just starred one of my Github projects overnight (yay!). Is there any way for me to figure out where this influx of traffic came from? Does Github provide any kind of analytics?
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Create a folder in GitHub via the web interface

I want to add a new folder to my newly created GitHub repository without installing the windows setup. Is it possible to do so? I have gone through help which is saying to execute some commands to ...
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Markdown to insert and display an image on GitHub repo

According to the GitHub documentation, the Markdown syntax for inserting an image is: ![GitHub Logo](/images/logo.png) Format: ![Alt Text](url) Following their example syntax, I can't seem to be ...
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Am I allowed to host a commerical website on Github Pages?

Can I host my company's website on Github Pages, if I wanted? Are there any restrictions on what you can and can't use Github pages for? We don't get a lot of traffic, so I don't think bandwidth is ...
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How to delete a GitHub wiki page?

I created a wiki page in my project's GitHub repository, for storing some loose notes and links, and GitHub automatically created a wiki page called "Home", containing the text "Welcome to the [...
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How can I list people who have starred my GitHub repository?

I'm curious as to who has starred a GitHub repo of mine, so I'd like a list of users who have starred it. Is this possible to get?
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How do I delete entries from my GitHub Activity Feed?

I prefer my Activity Feed to contain only project-relevant actions (e.g., commits). I recently found my feed polluted with my issue comments. How can I remove specific entries from my GitHub Activity ...
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Date of first commit

Given a GitHub repo, how can I quickly find the date of its first commit? I often want to know how old the project is, but I cannot find a quick way to get to the start of the commit histories for ...
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What does “authored 7 days ago; committed 14 hours ago” mean on GitHub?

I'm seeing this on this GitHub repository: What does this mean? How can something be "authored 7 days ago", and yet "committed 14 hours ago"?
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Is there a way to set my timezone on github.com?

Whenever I make a comment/issue or commit. The time is off by 10 hours. I believe it is a timezone issue. Is there a way to change my timezone for my github account?
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How to claim contributions on GitHub

A project I used to work on has recently moved from using self-hosted Subversion to GitHub-hosted git for its source control solution. My name appears in the commits, but I can see no way of claiming ...
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Force GitHub syntax highlighting language on source files

I have some C++ source files in a GitHub repo which have an extension of .C and are using C syntax highlighting, which I don't want. How can I set GitHub to apply C++ syntax highlighting to these ...
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How do I get an overview of recent activity for a GitHub repository?

For many GitHub repositories, there is a lot of activity going on per day. It would be nice to have an overview of all recent activity going on in the GitHub repository. Is there such a feature ...
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How to use a GitHub as a hosting for a small static website?

I have found a project called impress.js on GitHub. This project has a cool demo at http://impress.github.io/impress.js/. How can I use GitHub in a similar way for my projects' demos (or at least ...
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Filtering issues without certain tag on GitHub

Does the current GitHub issue search engine provide any way for users to search for reports without certain tag? Classical use-case would be having a granular grouping such as [bug], [enhancement], [...
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View newsfeed/timeline for a specific GitHub repository

I'm aware GitHub lets you follow multiple repositories with the following features: Personalized newsfeed of all repos you're watching -- https://github.com Global timeline of all public repos -- ...
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What time zone are the main GitHub servers located in?

Which time zone is GitHub working from on their servers? For example, a commit made on Sun Dec 2 05:01:00 2012 +0200 is interpreted by GitHub as a commit made on 1st December 2012 in the ...
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How to delete a file and folder from github.com repository using github.com's web interface?

How to delete a file and folder from github.com repository using github.com's web interface? I searched on Google but haven't found any answer. I have found about how to do using commands but I ...
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How does “following” work on GitHub?

I have a GitHub account and I follow some of my friends and other people whose projects interest me. When following someone, I was expecting to see their public activity in my news feed, but it is not ...
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Can I +1 on GitHub without leaving a comment?

On Google Code I can show my support for an issue by starring it (I prefer not to add a comment saying "me too!"). On GitHub I can follow an issue (receive notifications on updates and comments), but ...
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Disable keyboard shortcuts on Github?

I'm especially interested in disabling "T" button.
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Publishing more than one site on GitHub Pages

I have a setup where tshepang.github.com redirects to tshepang.net, and have set up my A record to point to 204.232.175.78 (as explained). It works well. Now, I want to have a subdomain, so I can ...
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GitHub profiles no longer show programming language statistics

I used to see beneath my GitHub profile (along with my current location and URL) a list of the languages I program in, based on what data was in my public repositories. Did this recently disappear? ...
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Export/Print list of GitHub repo issues

The repository that I am looking at has a great number of issues that I would like to read but it's not manageable while scrolling in GitHub interace. Is there an option to export or print a full list ...
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View estimated size of GitHub repository before cloning

I want to view the total repo size of a project hosted on GitHub without having to clone it. Sometimes I do this: Start cloning some GitHub repository Receiving objects: 45% (218/476), 5.50 MiB ...
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How do I download a particular file from GitHub?

I only need one particular file from a project published on GitHub so it makes little sense to download the whole project. But I just can't find the download button.
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Can I trick GitHub into displaying the PDF in the browser instead of downloading it?

When viewing a PDF file on GitHub, there seems to be no way to have the browser simply display the file as opposed to downloading it. None of these links work, and these are the only ones I'm able to ...
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New GitHub organization isn't showing on my profile

My new organization (created yesterday) is visible in my account settings: but it isn't visible when viewing my profile: Any idea why it's not showing?
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Search in all Github repositories for files with a specific name

Is there a way to search for all files with a certain name in all repositories on Github? I've seen the advanced search form, but I can't see anything in there. If there isn't anything on the Github ...
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How to archive GitHub repositories

GitHub does not allow users to archive repositories and the available plans have fixed limits for the amount of repositories one may have. If I need to host more repositories than I'm allowed to and ...
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Is there a way to have GitHub send commit notifications including the diff?

Does anyone know of a way to have GitHub email commit/pull request notifications including the full diff of the commit? I know about the email service hook, but that doesn't send the diff.
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Set default organization view when logging in to GitHub

If I am a part of multiple GitHub organizations, how can I set which GitHub organization I view by default when logging in?
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Which fork is marked as a main repository when the original one is deleted in GitHub?

For instance, there is a repo called foo. There are three forks of it called foo-bar, foo-baz and foo-baq which were created sequentially. foo is updated quite frequently. Forks are more or less ...
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Upgrade gist to full GitHub project without commandline or IDE

I've been using GitHub's gist feature for some very lightweight HTML + CSS + JavaScript experiments. I don't have git on my laptop either as a commandline tool or via some IDE. (I'm hitchhiking ...
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How to remove names from “GitHub contribution list”

I fixed some minor typos from someone's GitHub repository and now, in my GitHub profile, the repository is listed as one of which I have contributed to. Is there any way to remove it from my profile?
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Caching assets in Github pages (github.io)

Is it possible to cache assets in github pages? I'm wondering If I should consider moving my webapp from my personal server to github pages and the only thing that's stopping me so far is this.
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Export Github impact graph to image

I really like Github's impact graph about my Open Source project. I would like to include it in a presentation, so I would like to download it as an image. QUESTION: How to export this graph to an ...
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Can I customise my GitHub front page?

I would like, upon visiting github.com, to see a list of the repos that I watch. In a wide enough column to cope with long names that differ only towards the end. The repos that appear on the right ...
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Setting GitHub's inline editor options permanently

I want to work in specific settings of GitHub inline editor, so I set them manually: But each time I commit a change in inline editor and begin to edit another (or the same) file in it, it always ...
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Can I delete my public GitHub repository?

I have a Git repository hosted publicly on GitHub that I would like to delete. How can I do this?
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Show GitHub commits in a Slack channel

How can I get GitHub commits to get posted to a Slack channel? All I could find in Slack's Help is this page, "Using the GitHub app with GitHub Enterprise" which is only for GitHub Enterprise.
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How can I import issues from BitBucket to GitHub?

I am trying to migrate a project from BitBucket to GitHub, and would like to import all the issues (preferably keeping their issue numbers intact). Is there some tool or service which will accomplish ...
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Embedding a specific revision of a Gist on GitHub.com via JavaScript

gist.github.com has a great feature where you can embed the current version of a file in a blog via a <script/> tag. However, I can't seem to embed an older revision, or the current atomic ...
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How can I make my Github Wiki crawlable by search engines? robots.txt seems to forbid it

While using the W3C link checker, I found out that my Github Wiki can't be crawled: https://github.com/aegif/CmisSync/wiki/Getting-started-with-CmisSync-development Status: (N/A) Forbidden by ...
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Can't see the forks of a project on GitHub when “Too many forks to display” is shown

When I click on a project with a lot of forks, I see the following message: Couldn't load network graph. Too many forks to display. Example: https://github.com/odoo/odoo/network What to do ...