An engineer opened a PR approx. 3-4 weeks ago. She gave the PR a one-word title that just happens to be an annotated tag used in that repo. (not sure why she did that That PR has remained ‘open’ but ‘inactive’ in that she has not worked in it since opening it (e.g., she has not made changes on that PR’s branch). However, as of today, there are over 1900 commits shown as having merged into that PR. Several engineers watching that repo, after pushing their own changes, have reported receiving notification email with the subject being the title of that open PR, not their own work. It appears that some commits are automatically getting merged into that PR, somehow. I don’t know where to start to debug this, other than to close the PR and change the title to see if that actually stops this from happening. Has anyone ever encountered odd behavior like this before? Is it even possible for a PR’s title to “confuse” GitHub enough to cause commits to merge into a PR “on their own” ?
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