This year, there is a major change in how contributions are counted.
Unlike in previous years, 2020 Hacktoberfest contributions must be made in projects that have specifically chosen to join the celebration.
Each PR must be made on Hacktoberfest-classified repos. Your PRs will either need to be merged, approved, or labeled as
hacktoberfest-acceptedin order to add to the total count.
This is bad for people who would like to contribute to their favorite projects which haven't opted-in. You may open random PRs to your own repos but this is still spammy.
Andy Blum@andy__blumJust spent 3 hours working on a high-quality PR for a repo that hasn't opted into @hacktoberfest
Now I'm going to have to submit 4 garbage PRs to my own repos for my t-shirt. Thanks to the spammy MFers that ruined a great annual event.
CC @shitoberfest04:20 AM - 04 Oct 2020
There is a solution better than that.
Note: This is an example pull request. You must make a contribution that is meaningful and follows PR etiquette.
Update (2020/10/05 15:00 UTC): No longer need the first step.
Tag your fork repository with
- Beside create a pull request back to the origin repository, create a pull request to the default branch inside the fork repository.
- Label that pull request with
Now that pull request in fork will be counted toward completing the Hacktoberfest challenge! 🎉