On Thursday, 9 August 2012 00:57:20 UTC-7, Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen wrote:
> [...]
> Github prohibits this as long as the branch you are trying to delete is 
> the "Default Branch" in this repository. You can change this under the 
> repository admin page (which is something like 
> https://github.com/THUFIR/USENET/admin in your case).
> Just to be clear, this is a Github safety feature, not a part of Git 
> itself.

Awesome, this resolved my problems, and then some!  I recreated the master 
branch, merged into it, and then set it as default on gitbub.

Seems a screwy way of merging, but at least it worked.



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