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a GitHub App built with probot that requests more info from newly opened Pull Requests and Issues that contain either default titles or whose description is left blank. It does so by taking data from a .github/config.yml.

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  1. Install the bot on the intended repositories. The plugin requires the following Permissions and Events:
  • Pull requests: Read & Write
    • check the box for Pull Request events
  • Issues: Read & Write
    • check the box for Issue events
  1. Add a .github/config.yml file that contains the following:
# Configuration for request-info -

# *OPTIONAL* Comment to reply with
# Can be either a string :
requestInfoReplyComment: >
  We would appreciate it if you could provide us with more info about this issue/pr!

# Or an array:
# requestInfoReplyComment:
#  - Ah no! young blade! That was a trifle short!
#  - Tell me more !
#  - I am sure you can be more effusive

# *OPTIONAL* default titles to check against for lack of descriptiveness
  - update
  - updates

# *OPTIONAL* Label to be added to Issues and Pull Requests with insufficient information given
requestInfoLabelToAdd: needs-more-info

# *OPTIONAL* Require Issues to contain more information than what is provided in the issue templates
# Will fail if the issue's body is equal to a provided template
checkIssueTemplate: true

# *OPTIONAL* Require Pull Requests to contain more information than what is provided in the PR template
# Will fail if the pull request's body is equal to the provided template
checkPullRequestTemplate: true

# *OPTIONAL* Only warn about insufficient information on these events type
# Keys must be lowercase. Valid values are 'issue' and 'pullRequest'
  pullRequest: true
  issue: true

# *OPTIONAL* Add a list of people whose Issues/PRs will not be commented on
# keys must be GitHub usernames
  - hiimbex
  - bexo
  1. If you prefer not to add a .github/config.yml file, you can simply install the bot and it would comment on issues and pull requests that have empty bodies, with the comment:
The maintainers of this repository would appreciate it if you could provide more information.


# Install dependencies
npm install

# Run the bot
npm start

See the probot deployment docs if you would like to run your own instance of this plugin.