some of you may already have seen the new packages.gentoo.org page,

and the new maintainer pages in it,

If you open a maintainer page,

you can see a tab called "pull requests" there,

with description saying:
"If you also like to help the Gentoo project, you can consider sending a
Pull Request via GitHub.
Before doing so, you might want to take a look at the wiki page."

I'm suggesting of adding a new metadata flag to our Wiki's
User:/Project: page which then prints a message to this page saying
whether the maintainer (be it project or user), "accepts" or "deals
with" Github contributions. The wording can be a bit better, but it'd be
there to **notify** our **contributors** whether their time and effort
will most likely be wasted making a pull request for this particular

This note would then be displayed in every package the maintainer is
assigned to,

I'd imagine a simple switch in Wiki could do it. No need to add anything
to ::gentoo repo. The switch can be visible in User:/Project: page, but
it doesn't have to. Unspecified metadata flag would print something like
"This maintainer hasn't specified whether they handle Github pull
requests. If you wish to help using Github, please also open a bug prior
to that and link your pull request commit to that bug (add link to
glep-66 here)". Or just default it to "No."

Note that the bug text could always be displayed nevertheless, since
that is still the main channel to communicate with maintainers.

It's undeniable we get a lot of pull requests and unfortunate that many
are left without any attention to rot.

I think this would serve both parties - devs and contributors, with
little to no cost.

-- juippis

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