Limiting interactions in your organization

Organization owners can temporarily restrict certain users from commenting, opening issues, or creating pull requests in the organization's public repositories to enforce a period of limited activity.

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After 24 hours, users can resume normal activity in your organization's public repositories. When you enable organization-wide activity limitations, you can't enable or disable interaction limits on individual repositories. For more information on per-repository activity limitation, see "Limiting interactions in your repository."

Tip: Organization owners can also block users for a specific amount of time. After the block expires, the user is automatically unblocked. For more information, see "Blocking a user from your organization."

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Your profile.
    Profile photo
  2. On the left side of your profile page, under "Organizations", click the icon for your organization.
    organization icons
  3. Under your organization name, click Settings.
    Organization settings button
  4. In your organization's Settings sidebar, click Interaction limits.
    Interaction limits in organization settings
  5. Under "Temporary interaction limits", click one or more options.
    Temporary interaction limit options
    • Limit to existing users: Limits activity for organization users with accounts that are less than 24 hours old who do not have prior contributions and are not collaborators.
    • Limit to prior contributors: Limits activity for organization users who have not previously contributed and are not collaborators.
    • Limit to repository collaborators: Limits activity for organization users who do not have write access or are not collaborators.

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