I was in the middle of responding to issue #35751 for freeCodeCamp, when I found a typo in the local development setup guides! I was writing up the other bugfix report as I churned along, but, wow - I managed to contribute and have my changes accepted for a completely different effort!
To note, this post is for issue
#35791 and not the very similarly numbered
#35751, which I am in the middle of writing another bugfix report for. You’ll see my other report on this site once I finish editing files and performing a spell-check. That draft is sitting on my harddrive, so, even if you end up seeing this first, this is my second magic trick.
But it’s one that resulted in a successful pull request (#35792) as well!
The nonprofit’s mission is simple: help campers learn to code. For free. (And this time, it’s free as in pizza and free as in libre). I did a brief review on the Free Code Camp code base in preparation for the other bugfix report here. You can also read my FLOSS review post here.
I was reading over the local developer setup guide when I came across an innocuous typo. The link to the contributor’s forum hadn’t been updated!
The link goes to
https://www.freecodecamp.org/c/contributors when it should be pointing to
I gave information about steps on how to reproduce the error, what I believed the expected outcome should have been, and followed all of the contributor guidelines that they had set out for us. The issue itself was a link that pointed to a non-existent page, causing a 404 error - you can read the mundane details in the issue itself.
Squashing this bug was simple: I had to change the links to point to the correct location.
Once the pull request (#35792) was created, it passed the Travis CI build tests, and was accepted by one of the core maintainers for the repository.
The issue (#35791.) thread also reflects that the pull request was accepted.
With that, my first pull request was accepted! All while I was trying to get another bugfix done.