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> To ensure better relevancy, we're being conservative in what we add to the search index. Repository forks will not be searchable unless the fork has more stars than the parent repository, for example.

This has a grandfathering problem when the maintainers switch. The new active branch of development is overshadowed by the previous branch. I've had someone takeover my project, but I still have 2 years of accumulated stars from when the project was fresh. The new development has less than 1/10 the number of stars as my branch. But I guess fixing this is kind corner case might be left for v2.




Have you considered renaming your fork? Like xyz-old? One of the things that annoys (and sometimes infuriates) me about github is identifying the fork I want to be using. A million old blog posts point to the wrong place. If that repo were replaced with a new blank repo saying "moved to here" it'd be a big help.


I did change the readme to point to the new mainline development. I still think there might be some utility in having the code as I left it around, so I didn't delete the repo.


Deleting your repo and recreating it as a fork of the new upstream may be a good idea, although it does break the links to all of the other repositories forked from yours. It really would be nice if Github handled this case better.


Deleting and recreating your repo isn't necessary. If there's a problem with your fork not showing up, let us know and we'll look into it.


Didn't you transfer the ownership of repository ?




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