Changing Contribution default link

There are a couple of places that are automatically linked to the CONTRIBUTING.md (or whatever was originally set up) - on first commit in the header, and to the right of the pull request box.

Those are no longer right for one of the projects I’m involved in, and I don’t see how to change it to point to something else - not obviously in the project settings. For now we just have some text in the old CONTRIBUTING.md that redirects the user to the right document, but its just friction I’d like to avoid.

Is there a way to set a URL for those links?

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No, there isn’t a way to change the URL for those links. We standardized on CONTRIBUTING so that people can know where to get certain kinds of information no matter which repository they go to on GitHub. For more information you can see the help documentation on the CONTRIBUTING file.