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READMEs are very important to GitHub repos, and you've used yours well so I would recommend against adding those files to your .gitignore. Instead, I would recommend using GitHub releases and provide the "clean" zip file there. You could also use your README to point to the latest release download link when you get that set up.


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Your question mentions "code samples" and a "read-only" way to share the code. What about uploading only the most relevant excerpts of your code? You could even use Gists: Gists are a great way to share your work. You can share single files, parts of files, or full applications. You can access gists at https://gist.github.com. ... Secret gists ...


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If the owner of repository B decides to delete that repository, users will not be able to successfully clone/checkout/build my repository anymore. If the dependent code "repo B" vanishes: All users will be able to successfully clone your repo. Existing users will probably have a copy of repo B locally and continue building just fine. Cloned repos do ...


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There are no ways to do it because GitHub delivers only two kinds of notifications: Participating: Someone mentions you or a team you're a member of You are assigned to an issue or pull request Someone makes a comment in a conversation you're subscribed to Watching Opened issues and their comments Opened pull requests and their comments Comments on ...


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GitHub support advised me that as a matter of policy they do not clear public activity unless it exposes sensitive information.



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