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From: "Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Emily Shaffer <emilyshaffer@google.com>,
	Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>,
	Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
Subject: [PATCH 3/3] MyFirstContribution: drop PR description for GGG single-patch contributions
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2022 19:04:48 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2f6ecbf260135efc2a7ad09564cf6c64ed6d6f0d.1651086288.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <pull.1226.git.1651086288.gitgitgadget@gmail.com>

From: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>

By default, GitHub prefills the PR description using the commit message
for single-commit PRs. This results in a duplicate commit message below
the three-dash line if the contributor does not empty out the PR
description before submitting, which adds noise for reviewers.

Add a note to that effect in MyFirstContribution.txt.

This partly addresses:
https://github.com/gitgitgadget/gitgitgadget/issues/340

Signed-off-by: Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
---
 Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt b/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt
index 96da32f7cef..2ce51d8c82e 100644
--- a/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt
+++ b/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt
@@ -821,6 +821,14 @@ Adding the 'psuh' command
 Your PR's description will used as the body of the cover letter.
 include::MyFirstContribution-coverletter.txt[]
 
+NOTE: For single-patch contributions, your commit message should already be
+meaningful and explain at a high level the purpose (what is happening and why)
+of your patch, so you usually do not need any additional context. In that case,
+remove the PR description that GitHub automatically generates from your commit
+message (your PR description should be empty). If you do need to supply even
+more context, you can do so in that space and it will be appended to the email
+that GitGitGadget will send, separately from your commit message.
+
 When you're happy, submit your pull request.
 
 [[run-ci-ggg]]
-- 
gitgitgadget

  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-04-27 19:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-04-27 19:04 [PATCH 0/3] Improve MyFirstContribution's GitGitGadget section Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-04-27 19:04 ` [PATCH 1/3] MyFirstContribution: move cover letter description to a separate file Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-04-27 21:15   ` Eric Sunshine
2022-04-27 22:02     ` Philippe Blain
2022-04-27 21:48   ` Junio C Hamano
2022-04-28 18:16     ` Philippe Blain
2022-04-27 19:04 ` [PATCH 2/3] MyFirstContribution: also explain cover letter in GitGitGadget section Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-04-27 20:43   ` Victoria Dye
2022-04-28 18:21     ` Philippe Blain
2022-04-29 16:27       ` Victoria Dye
2022-05-10 23:45         ` Philippe Blain
2022-04-27 19:04 ` Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget [this message]
2022-04-27 21:56   ` [PATCH 3/3] MyFirstContribution: drop PR description for GGG single-patch contributions Junio C Hamano
2022-04-28 18:25     ` Philippe Blain
2022-04-28 19:43       ` Junio C Hamano
2022-05-11  1:47 ` [PATCH v2 0/5] Improve MyFirstContribution's GitGitGadget section Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-11  1:47   ` [PATCH v2 1/5] MyFirstContribution: add "Anatomy of a Patch Series" section Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-11  6:20     ` Bagas Sanjaya
2022-05-11 21:30       ` Junio C Hamano
2022-05-11 21:48         ` Philippe Blain
2022-05-11 22:09           ` Junio C Hamano
2022-05-12 23:00             ` Philippe Blain
2022-05-12 12:11     ` Philip Oakley
2022-05-12 22:53       ` Philippe Blain
2022-05-11  1:47   ` [PATCH v2 2/5] MyFirstContribution: add standalone section on cover letter Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-11 10:01     ` Junio C Hamano
2022-05-11 21:49       ` Philippe Blain
2022-05-11  1:47   ` [PATCH v2 3/5] MyFirstContribution: reference "The cover letter" in "Preparing Email" Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-11  1:47   ` [PATCH v2 4/5] MyFirstContribution: reference "The cover letter" in GitGitGadget section Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-11  1:47   ` [PATCH v2 5/5] MyFirstContribution: drop PR description for GGG single-patch contributions Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-11 10:11   ` [PATCH v2 0/5] Improve MyFirstContribution's GitGitGadget section Junio C Hamano
2022-05-11 17:45   ` Victoria Dye
2022-05-12 23:43   ` [PATCH v3 " Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-12 23:43     ` [PATCH v3 1/5] MyFirstContribution: add "Anatomy of a Patch Series" section Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-12 23:43     ` [PATCH v3 2/5] MyFirstContribution: add standalone section on cover letter Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-12 23:43     ` [PATCH v3 3/5] MyFirstContribution: reference "The cover letter" in "Preparing Email" Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-12 23:43     ` [PATCH v3 4/5] MyFirstContribution: reference "The cover letter" in GitGitGadget section Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-12 23:43     ` [PATCH v3 5/5] MyFirstContribution: drop PR description for GGG single-patch contributions Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-05-19 21:49     ` [PATCH v3 0/5] Improve MyFirstContribution's GitGitGadget section Junio C Hamano
2022-05-21 16:17       ` Philippe Blain
2022-05-22  1:35         ` Junio C Hamano
2022-05-24 12:29           ` Philippe Blain
2022-05-24 19:06             ` Junio C Hamano

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