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I wrote a short blog post on why as an open source maintainer I sometimes hide GitHub issue comments.

cketti.de/2020/07/07/why-i-hid

Yesterday I read through 161 comments on a feature request of another project to find out what design considerations went into their implementation. Took me almost an hour. About a third of the comments didn't add any value and could have been skipped 😞

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@cketti I like your philosophy here. Since you hide your own comments, I take it you don't hide comments immediately after they are sent. When do end up hiding the comment? Just the next time you see it after the discussion occurred?

@philipwhite I do hide them right away and trust the intended recipient will get the email notification. I've never tested this, though 😃

@cketti Sounds like something that could be automated! :D

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