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clarify pull request base validation

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: _Optional_ **string**
base
-: _Required_ **string** - The branch you want your changes pulled into.
+: _Required_ **string** - The branch (or git ref) you want your changes pulled into.
+This should be an existing branch on the current repository. You cannot
+submit a pull request to one repo that requests a merge to a base of
+another repo.
head
-: _Required_ **string** - The branch where your changes are implemented.
+: _Required_ **string** - The branch (or git ref) where your changes are implemented.
NOTE: `head` and `base` can be either a sha or a branch name. Typically you
would namespace `head` with a user like this: `username:branch`.

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