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    Leventesz
    @Leventesz

    Welcome visitor to this community or room or whatever. The reason I created this is an experiment: I want to see how many of you are out there who think more about the importance of commit message then the average. The commit message is an important part of keeping a well managed code repo and a streamlined development process (and more), still many developers ignore this fact entirely. What is more, it is being ridiculed. On the other hand, there are others who understand that there are scenarios where forcing well formatted and compliant commit msgs are a must.

    See, the point is that I'm not a developer. I'm let's say a tech savvy marketer who works with software tools day in and day out. So I see this from a more "humanist" point of view, (rather than purely technical) and I believe that commit msgs are a way of communication. And the change log is like a journal. If you have lots and lots of contributors to that journal, you need rules (like an Editor in Chief) to maintain a constant face for that medium. To record all important changes (the technical point of view) but also to please your readers and make your change log (or change journal...change magazine? OK I'll stop here) easy to consume (the "humanist" point of view).

    I will bring in a couple of further points, but I really want to hear what you think about it. Do you work for a large organization? Or a 3 person startup? Would call me an idiot, if I told you that you should care about the wording of your commit msgs? I want to hear ALL THE THINGS!

    Leventesz
    @Leventesz
    Here is more about the phenomenon. When I said people even ridicule the topic, that was an understatement: I feel they ridicule me! By an April Fool's inspiration, I wrote a blog post about the topic. Not only people didn't even realize that I'm joking, but commented some pretty bitter things. Reddit commenters sure can hurt feelings.
    Leventesz
    @Leventesz
    Sure, I could have done a better job joking, but the sheer fact that the subject itself or my point didn't ignite a conversation speaks volumes. Instead of giving it a thought it got dismissed right away.