Wasn’t aware of that either. I used to receive GitHub news via some RSS channels that haven’t been active since a long time, so I’m missing out many new features. Email notifications tend to use too many different sender addresses, so it’s hard to create a filter to catch them all in my eMail client, and most of them get buried among the tons of email spam.
Well, at least these news are not showing in the Notifications panels. I don’t really give too much importance about my account’s Activity panel (maybe I should), and personally I don’t mind the idea of some news related to my past activities — you never know, they might bring attention to something interesting one would otherwise miss out.
But I also believe that these features should be fully controllable in the User settings panel, under Notifications (maybe they are, I haven’t checked recently if these updates also changed the panel).
GH features in the past two years have started to evolve faster than I can track them. Not only I’m missing out new features (unless they are Beta features highlighted in the WebUI, like Dark Mode, etc.), but you also need time to read their documentation to gain full insight.
As stated elsewhere, I believe that GH Docs should be version numbered and have a changelog, so that users can easily work out what has changed since last time they read them. Although they are not quite like API Docs, they are so closely related to tech features that IMO they qualify for this.
@nukeop, you should probably mark @airtower-luna’s reply as the Solution, if it satisfied your original question.