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You couldn't just remove the Pull Requests and Issues tab. You'd need to replace it with something detail the alternate contribution workflow.

Also quick ignorant question: Does the diff patch approach eliminate the need to fork a project to contribute to it? I like the idea of forking for a project I plan on contributing a bunch to, but when I just want to contribute a bug fix or some tests, I find having to fork to be completely unnecessary.




> You'd need to replace it with something detail the alternate contribution workflow.

Yes, it would be closer to an equivalent workflow if the the project owner would mention it in a README. But savvy users could send a nice patch email using only instructions in the git man pages (man git has a list of commands).

> Also quick ignorant question: Does the diff patch approach eliminate the need to fork a project to contribute to it? I like the idea of forking for a project I plan on contributing a bunch to, but when I just want to contribute a bug fix or some tests, I find having to fork to be completely unnecessary.

It does. It's quite excellent being able to do a one-off patch.

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> It does. It's quite excellent being able to do a one-off patch.

That alone I think is an excellent reason to support this feature and a much stronger argument than "Pull requests aren't native to git". I really wish submitting one off patches didn't require forking.

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