Weekly Welcome 20 September, 2019


Hello GitHub Community Forum!

In this weekly post, we like to welcome new members to the GitHub Community Forum and make it easy to find out about some of the week’s hottest topics and important events.

Please make yourself at home and start exploring all the different areas of the Community Forum. We have some great resources to help you get started; you can find those listed in our Community Forum Resources. You can also find out about current and future events by checking out the information below.

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My name is Luke Gedeon. I have been using GitHub all-day, everyday for several years and I am just now discovering the GitHub forums. GitHub is just that good. Easy to learn, easy to use, and no bugs.

I joined today to request one additional emoji to use as a reaction to comments on pull requests. I would like to add a checkmark :white-check: to comments where I was asked to make a change so I can remember which ones I have done. A thumbs-up kind of works, but that is used for other purposes too and caused a little confusion today.

Anyway, unlike github the forum ironically is harder to use than github itself. So, I am replying to a post since I can’t figure out how to start one. :slight_smile:

Hoping someone will see this and be able to help.

And now I found it. :slight_smile:

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Hey everyone!

I’m new to the GitHub Community Forum but I’ve been around the main GitHub for two years and LOVE GitHub as it is easy, efficient, and so much new cool things to me as well!

Thank you!

Hi @lgedeon,

Where did you find it? I have the same problem…

Edit: Oh never mind I fixed it.

Hi @infinite-dreams,

We are so pleased to have your wealth of experience and excitement on board in the community!  Thank you for checking in and we look forward to seeing you enjoy more of the new and cool features.


Hi @lgedeon

Welcome to the community!  I am glad to see that you were able to get the separate post (for a new checkmark emoji) all sorted out.  We love to get feedback about the forum as well and I’ve shared that info with the appropriate teams.

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