I just realized that issues were disabled in all github projects under the edx umbrella:
When was this change made? My opinion is that this is really unfortunate. The suppression of issues means that there are many links which are now broken. For instance, all issue numbers referenced in pull requests are now lost. These issues provided a lot of interesting context. Also, they were useful for SEO purposes: people facing an issue could google it and find the corresponding conversation. And what about issues that were previously open? Were they simply closed in the process?
I assume this change was made because edX uses Jira exclusively, internally. I’ll be blunt: Jira is a terrible tool that is very difficult to use for the community. It is difficult to search, requires authentication, it is not indexed by search engines and it does not integrate well with Github (at least for community users).
Is this change permanent? If yes, was there a discussion with the community about it? Can we come back on this decision?