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If you fork this you can say that you forked a potato.


Forking potatoes is an ancient and well-mannered tradition.

The potato first appeared in Peru about ten thousand years ago. The potato was an early food source, and likely a highly traded good in early South America. Having been traded for several thousand years, and enduring much artificial selection, the explorers of the sixteenth and seventeenth century brought the potato back to Europe, where the crop grew. Originally thought to be poisonous and evil, the crop didn't become a major food for another hundred years.

Following its introduction into China toward the end of the Ming dynasty in the seventeenth century, the potato immediately became a delicacy of the imperial family.

By the time potatoes were introduced into Europe, the fork was already prevalent. Hence, started the tradition of forking the potato.

A lack of equal rights for potatoes led to a disease spreading between them and endangered the tradition of forking the potato in Ireland. Fortunately, other areas of the world maintained their healthy, diverse potatoes, and so the tradition lives on.

You too can continue this tradition of forking potatoes in the modern age by clicking the button above labeled "fork."

Pull Requests

If you have forked the potato and are looking to submit a pull request, please adhere to the following rules.

  • Our potato is lightweight, and it doesn't need non-potato-related items.
  • If you are adding code to the potato, please follow the lightweight mantra (no * imports, etc.).
  • Make sure that your code compiles and runs, if you are changing code.
  • Please format your code.
  • Our potato is a mainstream potato; it doesn't enjoy being full of obscure code/references (not a hipster potato).
  • Please "mash your potatoes" (squash your PRs with interactive rebase).
  • If a comment inquiring for more information is made on your PR, a reply is expected within a week. The request will be closed if not.
  • To stress: no non-potato-related items.


If you fork this then you can say you forked a potato.







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