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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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Anyway to contact a user on Github?

I'd like to contact a developer on Github to see how I can help out, etc. Anyway to do this? I don't see the option anywhere.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to use a github as a hosting for a small static website?

I have found a project called impress.js on the GitHub. This project has a cool demo at http://bartaz.github.com/impress.js How can I use GitHub in a similar way for my projects' demos (or at least ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I change the email used when I edit a file on GitHub?

GitHub's web-based editor is great for making a quick change to a file. But how can I set the email address used in my commit? I have several email addresses associated with my account. It seems to ...
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Online tool showing network graph (as seen on Github) for any Git repo without having to clone?

I love Github's Network graph because it allows to see at a glance what are the trends of a Git repo, without having to clone that repo locally. PROBLEM: It only works for Github-hosted repos, as ...
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Github shortcut for formatting code sample

Stack Overflow has a button you can press to indent a block of text four spaces so Markdown will treat it as code. GitHub uses Markdown, too, but does not seem to have formatting buttons. Does GitHub ...
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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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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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Merge commit from different fork of the same repo in GitHub

How can I apply pull request that was made for a parent repository of my fork into codebar of my fork. Not sure anyone can understand this question :), I'll try to explain with an an example. There ...
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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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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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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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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 GitHub Pages?

I was playing about with my git repo and tried the GitHub pages feature but I'm not sure how to get rid of it. The check box on the repo admin is disabled.
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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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How do I force GitHub Enterprise to refresh gravatar?

I updated the gravatar for my e-mail address (a few days ago), but GitHub Enterprise is still displaying the old one. How do I force it to refresh?
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How do I change which email address GitHub uses for my Gravatar image?

Github currently uses my private email for Gravatar, but I would like it to use one of my work ones instead. However, I cant' find any way to change which email address is used to get the image. I ...
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How do I refresh repository listing on Coderwall to account for deleted repos?

I have an account on Coderwall, and it lists GitHub repos that I deleted long time ago. As a result, all the links point to 404 pages on Github. This happens on renaming repositories on GitHub as ...
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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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Embedding simple block diagrams in GitHub wiki

I'd like to add some simple block diagrams to my GitHub wiki. Is there any way to do this without embedding images?
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Count of number of users who have downloaded/viewed a GitHub repo

Is there a way within GitHub to see at the very least the overall number of users who have either seen or downloaded a repository?
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Sort GitHub issues by priority (or by labels)

I maintain projects with hundreds/thousands of issues, and find it impossible to switch to GitHub, because GitHub's issue tracking does not allow sorting. As a workaround, I use custom labels to set ...
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What does the GitHub contact gold star mean?

On the GitHub contact page, I see the following message: If you use 140 characters or fewer, we'll give you a gold star. I sent a message that contained 139 characters and I got a gold star. ...
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Find all my github repositories that are forks

I have a lot of repositories on our github account. I would like to easily find and track repositories that were originally forked, to avoid drifting and remember to send PRs upstream on a regular ...
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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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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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Can I enforce a password strength requirement for my team on GitHub?

I am concerned to let any team member in with a weak password on my dev team but I do not see a way to enforce that as a requirement in GitHub. Is this possible? The concern is that a team members ...