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If a CONTRIBUTING.md that is a symlink is present, the link to it should not show on new issue forms. #348
The "Please review the guidelines for contributing to this repository." should not appear in this case, just like the README.md does not appear for submodules.
Works as expected for submodules: https://github.com/cirosantilli/test-submodule-contributing/issues/new and does not show.
Alternately, if it points sensibly to a file, they should change the UI to link to the file that the symlink points to.
I'll make a revision to https://github.com/ghes/contributing-includer/blob/gh-pages/contributing.user.js to implement this.