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GitHub Stale Bots – A False Economy

  • Stale Bot’s are a type of automated bot on Github, which locks issues which are “stale” (as in have no recent activity).
  • They use the stale bot to lock old issues, which have no activity in order to reduce the amount of issues in the repository.
  • On the surface the Stale Bot is doing great work, reducing the number of active issues in the repo, but in reality it’s a bit insane.
  • So they have a few options, continue searching for another more recent (less SEO’d issue) OR either create another issue, effectively duplicating the bug.
  • If they decide to create a duplicate issue, it will often not be linked it to the original issue… Now there are 2 issues duplicating the same bug in the Angular repo, so what did “Stale Bot” achieve?

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