How to see the number of commits before and behind in the fork list view.


I don’t know how to request a feature to be added to GitHub so thought I’d post it here:

I often look for projects wich are poorly mantained, but have a lot of forks, like


To decide which of the forks is the best candidate for containing the missing features/bugfixes it would be of great value to see the numbers of commits before and behind of each fork directly in the fork list at each element.

Until now I must browse all forks to get this info :-(.

Below is a proposal how I would like to see the forks list.


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Maybe you can try to send the request with this form:


I sent the request now. Maybe it helps.

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Hi ArminJo,

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.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.



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Hello Andrea,

thanks a lot to put the request on yout list. Maybe I will see it next year for christmas :slight_smile:

But to be honest, there must be any solution to cope with all the old stuff Github aquired over time.

Have a nice Weekend

Armin Joachimsmeyer