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Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 08:00:19 -0800
From: "Jack (GitHub Staff)" <support@github.com>
Subject: from GitHub: a note about your public activity
Hi Corey,
I'm writing on behalf of GitHub Support because we've received reports that your account may have been opening unsolicited automated issues on other users' projects. Keep in mind that automated issues of this nature are considered spammy and against our [Terms of Service](https://help.github.com/articles/github-terms-of-service). If we receive further reports that this activity is continuing, your account may be flagged or suspended as a result.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thanks,
Jack
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:20:13 -0500
From: Corey Richardson <corey@octayn.net>
To: Jack <support@github.com>
Subject: Re: from GitHub: a note about your public activity
Hi Jack,
I would appreciate it if you urged them to contact me as listed in the issue to resolve it, I'm happy to exclude their projects. Over 99% of everyone who has received the issue has appreciated it (considered it "ham"), and has wide support in the Rust community.
I imagine most of the reports came from when a prominent member of the Ruby community tweeted complaining about it, and people with no involvement in Rust or the related projects reported me without thought.
I, and many others, don't consider these "spam", but they are automated.
I'm currently not opening new issues, while I handle the current batch (just under half of all the repositories under consideration, 750/1579).
However, I am very interested in carrying this to the end, but will not continue if you advise me not to.
Is the "nature" of these issues something that can be fixed, or is the very idea of automated issues based on the content of the repository considered "spam"?
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 05:40:21 -0800
From: "Matt Hartley (GitHub Support)" <support@github.com>
To: Corey Richardson <corey@octayn.net>
Subject: Re: from GitHub: a note about your public activity
Hey Corey,
Thanks for your patience over the past several days as we've continued our investigation and discussion of this activity. While we can appreciate the intentions behind such a project, we do consider unsolicited automated issues as spammy activity.
Your best bet would be to make certain that everyone on the receiving end of this issue creation has agreed, or opted in. If we continue to receive reports, we'll let you know, and we may choose to take action at that point.
Hope that makes sense! Let us know if you have any questions.
Cheers,
Matt
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