Make Github more social like Stackoverflow

Sometiems when I am bored at work, I like to head over to Stackoverflow and Github. I would guess there are similar levels of activity on both websites, but Stackoverflow make it much more simple and enjoyable to engage with their activity.

This is mostly down to the “Hot Network Questions” section, avaialable in the sidebar on any page of any Stackexchange website.

It’s very interesting to see the hot network questions and to read them and the comments. Not only is it entertaining but it can be very productive as well.

I like to read the discussions that occur in Github issues. You can learn a phenomenal amount from reading Github issue discussions, and quite often these days when searching for a code problem on Google, you will be directed to a Github issues thread.

I would benefit very much from a similar section on Github showing “hot” and interesting discussions happening in the issues sections of various Github repositories, and I would like to feel it would encourage discussion and participation in Github issues, which would ultimately improve the quality of software.

I see there is a “discover repositories” section, this is a good start, but I want to know what exciting discussions are happeing so I can get involved and hopefully learn something.

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Hi @esr360,

Thanks for this feedback! We’re always working to improve GitHub, and we consider every suggestion we receive. I love this idea, and 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.


Thanks @nadiajoyce, I’m glad my feedback has been taken onboard.

Whilst I understand you are not able to share any timelines right now, it would be great to hear any updates regarding this if and when then occur.


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Hi @esr360,

The best place to find out about new releases and updates in our blog changelog. I’d recommend following that to get first word on any changes in the future.