Now, as you can see, fast-forward merges don't involve an actual merge commit. No merge commit = no commit message. Which is why you're not being prompted for a message for the fast-forward merge. : http://sandofsky.com/images/fast_forward.pdf -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msg/git-users/-/dEQoZB9xQGsJ. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/git-users?hl=en.