GitHub Has Nuked Me!

By Amitosh Swain Mahapatra

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On a fine Saturday morning, as usual I visited my club, opened my laptop. Logged in to Github. Went through a login screen. All fine till now and bam! A huge banner appeared on my screen.

One of our mostly harmless robots seems to think you are not a human.

What about my projects? Some of them are hosted on packagist and npm, integrated into the pipeline of some private organization projects I work on ? What seems puzzling to me is the fact that I have, to the best of my knowledge, not undertaken any bot-ish activity, rather than the fact that I logged in behind a big NATted network with hundreds (more or less) active Github users. So unless that one in a zillion zillion chance happened that all hundred users started a git push at the same time… I should be not worried. But Github is enterprise ready ? Isn’t? So there must be something else.

All my public links to Github return 404 for everyone except me. Now they are all back.

And as per HN and npm, my listings at NPM should not be affected. Thankfully, no new deployments occurred at our organization.

Update: I wrote to GitHub support and they restored my account within few hours. I still have no idea why I was flagged!