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strange comments:>42 Issues with more than 42 comments.
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mentions:tpope All issues mentioning tpope.
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Why: Closes #6194. What's being changed: - Fix minor typo in the Unpublishing your GitHub Sponsors profile guide. Check off the following: - [ ] I have reviewed my changes in staging. (look ...

triage
Panquesito7 opened May 9, 2021
github:main Panquesito7:fix_typo

What article on docs.github.com is affected? In the #5840 pull request, there's a minor spelling error/typo. If you don''t have any sponsors, .... As you can see, it has '' in it, ...

content triage
Panquesito7 opened May 9, 2021
hmakholm opened May 9, 2021
main hmakholm/test/39335

Love u all Why: Closes [issue link] What's being changed: Check off the following: - [x] I have reviewed my changes in staging. (look for the deploy-to-heroku link in your pull request, then ...

triage
BaBy-DragooN opened May 9, 2021
2 comments
github:main BaBy-DragooN:patch-4

Says able to merge and then that it can't merge? Not sure

kitkat-create opened May 9, 2021
main-branch master

Bumps url-parse from 1.4.7 to 1.5.1. Commits eb6d9f5 [dist] 1.5.1 750d8e8 [fix] Fixes relative path resolving #199 #200 (#201) 3ac7774 [test] Make test consistent for browser testing 267a0c6 [dist] 1.5.0 ...

dependencies javascript
dependabot[bot] opened May 9, 2021
main dependabot/npm_and_yarn/url-parse-1.5.1

Bumps ua-parser-js from 0.7.12 to 0.7.28. Commits 1d3c98a Revert breaking fix #279 and release as 0.7.28 535f11b Delete redundant code 642c039 Fix #492 LG TV WebOS detection 3edacdd Merge branch 'master' ...

dependencies javascript
dependabot[bot] opened May 9, 2021
master dependabot/npm_and_yarn/graphql/enterprise/ua-parser-js-0.7.28

treemap has a new address

triage
erkekin opened May 9, 2021
1 comment
github:main erkekin:patch-1

Bumps handlebars from 4.7.6 to 4.7.7. Changelog Sourced from handlebars's changelog. v4.7.7 - February 15th, 2021 fix weird error in integration tests - eb860c0 fix: check prototype property access ...

dependencies
dependabot[bot] opened May 9, 2021
main dependabot/npm_and_yarn/handlebars-4.7.7

Why: There's a stray space in the doc What's being changed: Removing a stray space image Check off the following: - [ ] I have reviewed my changes in staging. (look for the deploy-to-heroku ...

triage
jsoref opened May 9, 2021
1 comment
github:main jsoref:stray-space