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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>,
	Victoria Dye <vdye@github.com>,
	Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>,
	Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>,
	Bagas Sanjaya <bagasdotme@gmail.com>,
	Philip Oakley <philipoakley@iee.email>,
	Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>,
	Philippe Blain <levraiphilippeblain@gmail.com>
Subject: [PATCH v3 5/5] MyFirstContribution: drop PR description for GGG single-patch contributions
Date: Thu, 12 May 2022 23:43:37 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <76bcb6612e40aa3d5244658f9ff90f453222836a.1652399017.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <pull.1226.v3.git.1652399017.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 | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt b/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt
index 9eb2dfec959..1da15d9ad44 100644
--- a/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt
+++ b/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt
@@ -904,6 +904,16 @@ respectively as the subject and body of the cover letter for your change. Refer
 to <<cover-letter,"The cover letter">> above for advice on how to title your
 submission and what content to include in the description.
 
+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, between the three-dash line and the diffstat
+(see <<single-patch,Bonus Chapter: One-Patch Changes>> for how this looks once
+submitted).
+
 When you're happy, submit your pull request.
 
 [[run-ci-ggg]]
-- 
gitgitgadget

  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-05-12 23:44 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 ` [PATCH 3/3] MyFirstContribution: drop PR description for GGG single-patch contributions Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget
2022-04-27 21:56   ` 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     ` Philippe Blain via GitGitGadget [this message]
2022-05-19 21:49     ` [PATCH v3 0/5] Improve MyFirstContribution's " 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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