7 Unique Cloners for my Repo?

So I’ve just created a repo and I’m making commits regularly as I continue building github into my workflow.

I just looked at the traffic tab today and saw there were “7 Unique cloners” on my repository.

Are actions that I take on github (new branch, merge, push, pull) counted towards these clones?

If it is real people, I’m curious why there would be anyone cloning my repo, it’s pretty basic C stuff.

Hi @echorashmi! :wave: Welcome to the Community!

Those unique cloners really are separate people, yeah! (Well, unless you made a new branch on one machine, and then swapped to a different computer to merge, and then a different one to push, but I’m guessing you’re not doing that! :laughing: )

It’s very common to have 6 or 7 unique cloners on almost every public repo, because there are several projects out there that routinely clone all public repos. Some organizations do it to scan for API keys or other credentials accidentally made public.

There are also projects that clone everything for archival purposes, such as:

http://ghtorrent.org/

https://www.gharchive.org/

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