How HTTPie lost 54k GitHub stars  ↦

A tragic tale, but one worth sharing because we can all learn from their mistake:

Due to an unfortunate sequence of events, I accidentally made the project’s repository private for a moment. And GitHub cascade-deleted our community that took 10 years to build.

Whoops! This reminds me of the time I thought it’d be cute to set JSPartyFM’s Twitter birth date to the day our first episode shipped, which immediately resulted in the account being suspended for being too young.

Sounds like GitHub isn’t up for restoring their stars, so if you were following HTTPie before, you’ll want to head over there and give ’em a re-star.


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