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Where can I see all my comments on issues on GitHub?

You can view issues you've commented on by using the following search string in your Issues page search box: is:issue commenter:username (Replace username with your GitHub username.) This will show ...
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GitHub - What's this "Pro" tag on my profile?

PRO tag refers to https://github.com/pro GitHub today (07.01.2019) announced that it is changing the name of the GitHub Developer suite to GitHub Pro. The company says it’s doing so in order to "help ...
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Strikethrough with GitHub Markdown

I know this is an old question, but I don't see a very detailed answer of the possibilities to strikethrough your text. So here's my answer: There are several ways to do it: <strike>strike</...
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Where can I see all my comments on issues on GitHub?

You can view all the issues on Github you have commented on by going to https://github.com/notifications/subscriptions and selecting Reason as Comment. This will show all the issues that you've ...
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GitHub - What's this "Pro" tag on my profile?

Someone who has the pro plan on github https://github.com/pricing or someone who is on an educational plan, because you get pro privileges.
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Any way to contact a user on GitHub?

Check out the repository and look for their email address in the Git log.
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GitHub - What's this "Pro" tag on my profile?

This update came with the "New year, new GitHub" blog post. It indicates you got the "GitHub Pro" plan. (it used to be called "GitHub Developer" pack) GitHub Developer is now called GitHub Pro. It ...
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Caching assets in website served from GitHub pages

Officially confirmed to be impossible. Answer from GitHub support: Thanks for reaching out to GitHub Support about using GitHub Pages We set the following Cache-Control header for all GitHub Pages ...
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Analytics on GitHub pages

No. The only way to track analytics for a GitHub Pages page/site is via a third-party service such as Clicky, Google Analytics, Gauges, etc.
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Can I trick GitHub into displaying the PDF in the browser instead of downloading it?

Use Google Docs viewer with a url like: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=${link_to_raw_pdf} e.g. https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=https://raw.githubusercontent.com/degoes-consulting/lambdaconf-...
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Stop being auto-subscribed to GitHub repositories from an organisation

Go to GitHub settings You'll see this: Automatic Watching ☑ Automatically watch repositoiries When you’re given push access to a repository, automatically receive notifications for it. If you ...
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How do you update a GitHub repo fork in the web interface?

It's gonna be easier. Go to the Forked Repo (yours) and just click button - "New pull request". On the page that opens, there is a small link to "switching base" in the message underneath the ...
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How do I find the date of the first commit in a GitHub repository?

If you have cloned the repo, just use git commands as usual: // cd to repo $ git log --reverse it will show you the history of commits in reverse order
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How to see list of issues reported by me on GitHub?

Actually you can search for issues across repositories by including the author:$author. Here is an example that searches for all issues created by me. Search for your own issues by putting in your ...
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Any way to contact a user on GitHub?

This method worked in February 2020 Copy and paste the next line into your browser (feel free to bookmark it): https://api.github.com/users/xxxxxxx/events/public. Find the GitHub username for which ...
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File size and storage limits on GitHub

GitHub storage limits as of Sep 2015 Per repository git file: 100 MB (strict) GitHub will warn you when pushing files larger than 50 MB. You will not be allowed to push files larger than 100 MB. ...
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What does "authored 7 days ago; committed 14 hours ago" mean on GitHub?

Git has a separate concept of the author (the person who wrote the code) and committer (the person who committed it to the repository). Similarly there can be different dates for both. They are ...
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Can't see the forks of a project on GitHub when "Too many forks to display" is shown

Update 02 March 2021 The app below is no longer available and the domain redirects to some spam site. It served me well for 5 years. Original answer: I just stumbled across an app called Stargazers ...
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How do I download a particular file from GitHub?

If you're viewing the contents of the file itself there should be a "Raw" button. You can either: Right-click on that and select the "Save content as..." (or similar depending on your browser) ...
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Filtering issues without certain tag on GitHub

You can exclude search results on GitHub using a minus sign. So to search for all issues not labelled as bugs, you could put the following into a search: type:issue -label:bug Source.
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How do I find the date of the first commit in a GitHub repository?

Hydra's answer may not work with projects that have a lot of forks: "Couldn't load network graph. Too many forks to display." You can check the 'Contributors' tab under 'Insights'
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Am I allowed to host a commerical website on GitHub Pages?

As of May 23th, 2018 much of this seems to have changed. From the terms of service I. Additional Terms for GitHub Pages Short version: The GitHub Pages hosting service is subject to certain rules, in ...
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How to compare releases to a specific branch?

You can see the commits and changes between tags if you change the URL to the following format: https://github.com/{username}/{repo}/compare/{older-tag}...{newer-tag} This will show you the count ...
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How to search with logic operators on GitHub?

The default search works as though there is an implied AND operator between each search key-value pair: is:pr is:open author:monishdeb If you specify more than one key-value pair for a key, it uses ...
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Any way to contact a user on GitHub?

If users are active on GitHub, you might be able to catch their email address from a commit log or open up an issue on a project they are working on. If they are inactive however and don't have a ...
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Will a private GitHub repository always stay private?

Private repositories on your account are locked when you downgrade your paid account to a free one, or if your paid account is seriously past due because of billing problems. When your account is ...
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Where can I see all my comments on issues on GitHub?

Easier and improve from the accepted answer: is:issue commenter:@me
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How to switch to GitHub mobile website?

I know this is a 5 year old post, but it is still the first Google hit for "GitHub Switch to Mobile Version" and several other variants. The solution to add "?mobile=1" still works at least in some ...
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How can I have a public searchable GitHub account?

According to GitHub's robots.txt, the only section Google is allowed to index is the master branch of a project, so your account will only be indexed if you have one of those in your project (and it ...
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Can I trick GitHub into displaying the PDF in the browser instead of downloading it?

Jupyter's nbviewer handles the task. Just paste the URL to your GitHub hosted PDF into http://nbviewer.jupyter.org/. For example, here is a PDF that I host on GitHub rendered in the browser.
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