I have a project with 200 open issues (many more closed), and I want to encourage more people to join and fix issues.
Recently GitHub is showing me this:
Label issues and pull requests for new contributors
Now, GitHub will help potential first-time contributors discover issues labeled with "help wanted" or "good first issue"
While I understand the merits of the "good first issue" label and use it already, my question is about the "help wanted" label.
I want help on ALL issues.
Should I apply the label to the 200 open issues, and to all new ones (a few per day)?
It is probably a balance between the time taken applying the label, and the visibility it gives to the issues, so:
- What are the actual merits of applying the label? Does it advertise the issues somewhere, or make them somehow easier to find?
- Is there a way to efficiently apply the label, for instance a "Help wanted for all issues" setting, or a bot?