I saw a lot of big projects/repositories with hundreds or even thousands of stale branches where nothing really happens. Usually, no one cares to clean up all this mess. There is a nice simple GitHub tweak where you can prevent this.
Automatically delete merged branches
Github branches can be automatically deleted after press on the merge button.
You need to be a repository admin:
- Navigate to repository Settings
- Scroll down to the "Merge button" section
- Activate Automatically delete head branches checkbox [img]https://i.imgur.com/Tek0MBm.png[/img]
If you’re merged something accidentally and want your branch back? Don't worry, you'll be able to restore deleted branched.