This seems worth doing. I can reach out to the astropy people about setting this up for yt. Do others think this would be worthwhile?

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From: Marten van Kerkwijk <>
Date: Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Numpy-discussion] PR Cleanup
To: Discussion of Numerical Python <>

Hi Chuck,

Over at astropy we have a bot that sends a warning to PRs that have not received any commits for 5 months [1] and closes them if nothing happens in the next month, asking to open an issue instead. Despite my apprehensions, I found this worked quite well, drawing back attention to forgotten PRs (and forcing one to consider if they best remain forgotten).

Would there be interest in such a scheme?

All the best,


p.s. We don't do anything with issues.

[1] Text of the astropy-bot warning:

Hi humans wave - this pull request hasn't had any new commits for approximately 5 months. I plan to close this in a month if the pull request doesn't have any new commits by then.

In lieu of a stalled pull request, please consider closing this and open an issue instead if a reminder is needed to revisit in the future. Maintainers may also choose to add keep-open label to keep this PR open but it is discouraged unless absolutely necessary.

If this PR still needs to be reviewed, as an author, you can rebase it to reset the clock. You may also consider sending a reminder e-mail about it to the astropy-dev mailing list.

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