On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 12:48:52PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Because letting a trivial merge automatically handled by Git is so
> easy with "git pull", a person who is new to Git may not realize
> that the project s/he is interacting with may prefer "rebase"
> workflow.

Or they may not even realize that they've just merged an unrelated
branch at all, dragging in a thousand unrelated commits which they
accidentally push to a central repository without looking,
contaminating future branches based on the central repostitory without
drastic rebase surgery ;).  I just saw one of these earlier this week.

>  * This is not a serious inclusion proposal yet, but to see if
>    people are still interested in possibly helping new users.

What needs to happen to make it serious?  I'm happy to help.

Cheers,
Trevor

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