On Tue, 14 Mar 2017 at 16:26 Barry Warsaw <barry@python.org> wrote:
On Mar 14, 2017, at 06:16 PM, Ned Deily wrote:

>There is one pattern that is happening fairly often and that I think we
>should do something about.  That is, non-committers submitting a PR without
>first opening an issue on BPO.  It gets very old fast trying to enforce that.
>Perhaps one of the bots could flag PRs that do not have a BPO ref in their

Should there be a way to override that?  In another project of mine on GH, we
use a 'trivial' tag on the PR to bypass that check.

But that would require that external contributors know to set that label ahead of time and I'm willing to bet most won't.

I see two ways of solving this. One is to have a bot that leaves a comment when an issue isn't seen, otherwise it leaves a comment with a link back to the original issue for easy access. The other is we add a PR template that mentions that the title should include a reference to the issue for anything but the most trivial PR (and to create an issue otherwise).Obviously there's a great variance in effort required but also with the usefulness of what the solution does.