[Matplotlib-devel] Fwd: [Numpy-discussion] PR Cleanup

Paul Hobson pmhobson at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 13:40:08 EDT 2018

Would the MPL team be interested in something like this?

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From: Marten van Kerkwijk <m.h.vankerkwijk at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Numpy-discussion] PR Cleanup
To: Discussion of Numerical Python <numpy-discussion at python.org>

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 [image: 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 <http://groups.google.com/group/astropy-dev>

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