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    This is, overall, very good! Still missing, I think is project management that spans multiple repos, a la, waffle.io, or am I missing something?

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      The announcement said that they provided higher level workflow via partners like waffle.io.

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      Looks like it’s getting all the features that GitLab ‘pioneered’.

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        To be fair, Gitlab certainly wasn’t the first to have project boards (assuming that’s what you mean by the quotes around pioneered). But I actually like thinking that Github is responding to Gitlab. I think that they’ve been too comfortable at the “top” of the pack, and the competition is obviously spurring on new features and growth. I’m all for the two competing, I use both for various projects.

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          I agree. I switched to GitLab for a few projects and after an initial phase of confusion I like it better than github now. It really is a nice project.

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        I flagged this as spam because it contains no technical content and can be found elsewhere. I don’t think it belongs on lobsters.

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          I would like to understand how it is different than the recent OpenBSD release or Vim 8.0 release (And while we are here, https://lobste.rs/s/bqkt8i/gitlab_8_5_released). None were flagged as spam by anyone and in the case of Vim, the post was a simple link to the Github release page without any technical or feature listing.

          Your downvote come of to me more as an opiniated downvote than an actual concern about spam.

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            I don’t like software release posts in general because most of them are not interesting and the ones I care about I can read elsewhere. I agree that the vim post was low-effort enough for a special mention. Some reasons I flagged this GitHub one over the OpenBSD/vim posts:

            • I’m grumpier today
            • this GitHub blog post is going to be more widely publicised
            • especially since it reads like marketing copy
            • the others have changelogs which at least hint towards technical content. There is none to be found in the GitHub post
            • I like OpenBSD and vim and I don’t like GitHub so much

            I am concerned about spam, but yes my opinions made me take it out on this story instead of the others.

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              Maybe propose a new “announce” tag for release announcements, so you and others who read other sites for announcements can squelch them? (I hate other sites so I like getting these.)

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                That’s what the software tag is for ;)

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                  Lobsters users seem to overlook the software tag pretty often. I think it’s because of the tag’s misleading name. Maybe we should rename it to “software-news”?

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                    I second that.

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                You can always filter the software tag ;)

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              That’s a fair comment, but I do wonder where we draw the line? GitHub functionality is certainly import to many Lobsters users, so the announcement itself seems relevant…

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                From my perspective most of the “technical” material posted to Lobsters is fluff blog spam. GH adding new features is quite relevant to my day to day life as a technical professional, so I think it fits. “Can be found elsewhere” has never been a criterion against submission, and indeed the overlap between Lobsters and HN and /r/programming is quite large.

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                Looks very GitLabby, but that is a good thing. I use github at home and gitlab at work, so the more similar they are the easier it is for me to get throughmy work flow. The “kanban” board looks good.