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Add configuration for first-timers bot #6431
From the discussion at https://github.com/jekyll/community/issues/6, we have decided to add First Timers bot to this repository. The reason we are doing this is to help on-board new contributors to the project.
The way this works is that maintainers create special branches prefixed with
This is a very hand-holding process, and will certainly slow things down a bit: rather than a maintainer merging their own changes, they will go through all the steps of committing the changes and then wait for a first-timer to follow the issue template to make the changes a second time.
BUT the benefits have the potential to out weigh those costs. Our community could use some fresh talent, and if we can get some new contributors over the hump of committing a first PR, we will grow our community.
Issue template was adapted from https://github.com/hoodiehq/first-timers-bot/blob/bacbc8e80da97cb9d5ca254587c55cf7f48c0f99/instructions.md
Configuration was adapted from https://github.com/hoodiehq/first-timers-bot/blob/bacbc8e80da97cb9d5ca254587c55cf7f48c0f99/.github/first-timers.yml
I have not yet added the bot to this repo. I will do so after this is merged.