Automatically lock GitHub issues N days after they are closed

I believe the majority of comments we receive on closed GitHub issues belong elsewhere, either as new forum topics, or new GitHub issues.

Call it a character flaw, but I find the behavior annoying, and tend to ignore comments on closed issues. I suspect others who monitor the Hugo repositories have similar feelings.

Instead of ignoring these comments, and the people who took the time to write them, perhaps we can automatically lock issues N days after they are closed. I’m not sure what N is, but I’d be tempted to start with a low number (7) and increase it as we gain experience.


I agree, I will put it on my TODO list …

My favourite is the scenario where I

  • Close and issue where I tell them to ask a question here
  • And, without fail, 30 seconds after I close it there is a comment about “… but this looks like a bug to me”

I think you have exercised a marvelous degree of restraint, because what pops into my head is, “What part of “No” do you not understand?” Like I said, probably a character flaw…

A post was split to a new topic: I think the ‘feature request’ option in the repo can be confusing

I added that GH action in the Hugo repo and noticed it ran last night, feel free to adjust the settings …

I’m getting plenty of notifications about the auto-closed issues.

I am swamped with work at the moment and whenever I go to GitHub, I have to take a minute and remove these necro notifications.

This is super annoying.

Any idea how to disable these notifications? Anyone?

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