Transfer issue from private to public repository?

We have a couple of issues in a private repository on an organisation that we’d like to move to a public repository on the same organisation. The Transfer Issue dialog does however only show other private repositories. Is this intentional? I do understand that there’s risk involved in moving something from a private to a public repo, but I still believe it should be possible. Is there any way to move an issue thaty I’m not aware of?

Hi @britzl,

As documented on https://help.github.com/en/articles/transferring-an-issue-to-another-repository, it is not possible to transfer an issue from a private repository to a public one.

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Thanks @seveas! I can’t believe I overlooked that sentence. Still, I think it should be allowed, with a security warning/confirmation instead of not allowing it at all.

Can’t say I disagree, seems like a useful feature. Maybe contact support with a feature request :slight_smile:

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I think it should be allowed, with a security warning/confirmation instead of not allowing it at all.

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It should be allowed with just a warning. The alternative right now is to loose the entire history of the issue and create one in the public repo from scratch. Doesn’t make any sense.