Trigger RepositoryDispatch with custom payload?

It seems there is currently no way trigger a RepositoryDispatch webhook with a custom payload (i.e. the only field is “event type”).

Of course, this could be encoded into the event type as a suffix or something (e.g. {“event_type”: “my_event_name.some_data_here”}) but this seems far from ideal.

It would be really nice to be able to attach arbitrary metadata to RepositoryDispatch events, which could be consumable by consumers of those events.

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It seems this has been added?

https://developer.github.com/v3/repos/#input-3