Today I found out that
all my repositories
still access them when logged in, but no one else
. I plan to
Two things hinder migration elsewhere: First, GitHub does not use Git for managing Issues . Maybe that would be too interoperable? Second, other people have linked to my repositories – one is even mentioned in a printed publication, the O'Reilly book about Internet Memes plomlompom and me wrote. As GitHub now claims – lies – that there is no content, readers will not find what they are looking for (and probably blame me).
GitHub is certainly not obligated to provide me a service – I did not provide venture capital, therefore I was not their customer, but their product. However, I consider it antisocial to break URL s to previously accessible resources. I have sent a message concerning the issue to GitHub :
Today I found out that I can still see my repositories, but no one else can. If you really do not want me to have a profile, please provide permanent redirects to the URLs of my projects elsewhere. I consider this important as some projects of mine are mentioned on websites and academic papers others have written – readers of those resources will now be lied to by GitHub and see a 404 error.
I realize now it was an error to use any external service for my projects. I can therefore assure you I will not use GitHub ever again and will recommend against using it whenever the issue comes up.
the form submit button mentioned is the
. When I emailed
about it not working and suggested using
, the answer was (seriously):
We mostly support the following browsers:
- Firefox latestish
- Safari/Chrome latestish
We don't test using other browsers currently.