[Feature Request] Forks insights more info about fork

It would be awesome to know more info about forks, to know how many commits they are behind and how many above.

How it helps ? When I’m looking at non maintained or repo with some known issues, I look at forks if anyone has fixed that issue, but I have no idea from insights as they look right now, if they have commited anything new at their repo,

So I need to go 1 after 1 , each repo…


Hi @markrity,

Thanks for this feedback! We’re always working to improve GitHub and the GitHub Community Forum, and we consider every suggestion we receive. I’ve logged your feature request in our internal feature request list. Though I can’t guarantee anything or share a timeline for this, I can tell you that it’s been shared with the appropriate teams for consideration.



last commit date would be helpful as well. i will immediately know which forks are abandoned and ignore them.
date of last merge from base would be also helpful for the same reason.
alternatively, add a filter of show only active forks or similar.

although it may cost more in terms of db processing, it will make the insights/forks page useful, and save the aimless browsing through forks which cost both cpu, bandwidth and user time.

thank you for adding it to your internal feature list, and keep up the good work :star_struck: