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Is GitHub shadowbanning my account by returning 404 to other users who access my profile?

This happens when you account is marked as "spammy", usually automatically based on your email address or IP address. You can verify your account has been marked as spammy by going to https:/...
pineappleonpizza's user avatar
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Is GitHub shadowbanning my account by returning 404 to other users who access my profile?

Check if you have your GitHub profile set to private. GitHub will give 404 response for private repositories your currently logged in account does not have access to. This is so that unauthorized ...
jpa's user avatar
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Track traffic to GitHub repo longer than 14 days?

I just built Repohistory. It is an open-source dashboard for tracking GitHub repo traffic history longer than 14 days, with a sleek UI for comprehensive long-term data insights.
Max Shen's user avatar
2 votes

Search in all GitHub repositories for files with a specific name

Legacy Syntax The in:path qualifier described in the accepted answer from 2014 is now part of GitHub's legacy syntax and should only be used if searching code using the REST API endpoint. Current ...
mortalis's user avatar
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How can I watch an empty GitHub repository?

GitHub Activity Notifications GitHub sets your default notification level for all repositories to include: @mentions Assignments Commits you author or commit Any discussion you've commented on When ...
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Is GitHub shadowbanning my account by returning 404 to other users who access my profile?

TL;DR: You should contact GitHub support. While it's perfectly fine to use "private profile", "private account", "shadowbaning" and "spammy", these terms might ...
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On GitHub, how can I get notified that someone who blocked me commented on my issue?

https://github.com/search?q=author:UserB+commenter:UserA&type=Issues finds them. So one could use various time limits in a daily cron job to find them.
Dan Jacobson's user avatar
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How can I prevent my login sessions to GitHub from frequently expiring?

In desktop Chrome: Inspect https://github.com page. Select Application tab. In the left bar under Storage, select Cookies, https://github.com Rightclick and edit the user_session and/or ...
Cees Timmerman's user avatar
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Disable notifications from GitHub bots

Afaik you can only remove bots from your own repositories, but you cannot silence or block a bot on someone else's repository. We should maybe all report abuse for common bots, which maybe prompts ...
Jeff Burdges's user avatar
1 vote

Show pull requests on GitHub regarding a specific file or line

Here's a little script I cobbled together to solve a similar issue: #grab all the PRs and sort them so the newest ones are first in the list: git ls-remote origin 'pull/*/head' | awk '{print $2}' | ...
tnrich's user avatar
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1 vote

Disable keyboard shortcuts on GitHub?

You can disable keyboard shortcuts that don't use a modifier key (Ctrl or Cmd) in the GitHub Accessibility settings
FJC's user avatar
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How do I find the date of the first commit in a GitHub repository?

A quick technique that worked for me was to just use curl with the GitHub API to determine the repo's creation date. It won't be as accurate as the first commit date for forks or other situations ...
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How do I find the date of the first commit in a GitHub repository?

Get commit list reversed from repo URL (copy only repo index to temp dir, then delete): #!/bin/bash TMP_DIR=$(mktemp -d -t git-first-commit-date-XXXXXXXXXX) REPO_URL="$1" MAIN_BRANCH="...
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