Feature Request: Show most active forks when network graph cannot be loaded

It’s frustrating whenever you go to browse the forks of a popular project only to find you can’t find the most active forks which might have more cooler advanced features that the original project.

It’d be nice if this network graph in these cases could be limited to the forks when the most changes compared to the original project.

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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.

Agree, was just looking to see if such a feature existed after attempting to see what the most active Linux forks were. https://github.com/torvalds/linux/network/members

Are there any updates?

To be specifc, mor my case, I just want to see what other people are doing with the forks. Not necessarily all the activities. Just recent ones are enough. When the forks are too many, suddenly I am cut off from the fork activities. This is very negative to continue to grow the original code base.

@markosullivan94 wrote:

It’d be nice if this network graph in these cases could be limited to the forks when the most changes compared to the original project.

I see a little problem with checking “most changes”. I would like to have it sorted by “most recent comit”, because the diff between FORK and ORG will grow with every comit the FORK is behind ORG…

Also providing a filter would be awesome (also if the network is not that big), so one could limit the result / scroll amount. This could also be quite usefull for “Forks” page… Something like

  • Forks with most recent comit
  • Forks that are as little “behind parent” as possible
  • Forks with newer release (if any)
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