I’ve hunted around a bit in settings, in help, and here and haven’t found anything about this, but is there a way to hide or disable the contributions calendar (and, ideally, also the list) in my profile page? I’d like to simply have it not shown at all (or at least empty) if possible.
There is currently not a way to disable the display of contributions in your profile. If you can tell me a bit more about your desire and why this would be helpful, I’d be happy to submit a feature request on your behalf.
Thanks, @that-pat. I think my thoughts around disabling the contributions boil down to two main things:
- There’s a certain gamification aspect of it that I’d like to avoid. I often see & hear discussion from others around trying specifically to make that calendar/chart look good; it creates a strong impetus to try and turn every box green in a way that may not always be a) healthy or b) conducive to actually getting quality, thoughtful work done. It’s something I can feel in myself when I look at my chart, too. Disabling the contributions calendar and list might help to relieve that (this is why I care more about the calendar/chart than the list).
- GitHub is as much a space where I do professional work as where I do anything personal. I consult, which means I tend to contribute to a wide range of repositories (some private, but many also public). However, that also means that my attachment to any given project is often relatively short-term. I’ve talked with folks who often have the impression I may have a tighter or longer-lived relationship with some projects than I actually do as a result of all the contributions in my profile.
Thank you for being willing to provide so much detail! I have passed all of that on to our product team.
Thanks a buch!
No problem! Thanks for being so responsive