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This version of GitHub Enterprise Server was discontinued on 2023-09-25. No patch releases will be made, even for critical security issues. For better performance, improved security, and new features, upgrade to the latest version of GitHub Enterprise Server. For help with the upgrade, contact GitHub Enterprise support.

Enabling or disabling GitHub Discussions for a repository

You can use GitHub Discussions in a repository as a place for your community to have conversations, ask questions, and post answers without scoping work in an issue.

Who can use this feature

People with admin permissions to a repository can enable GitHub Discussions for the repository.

Enabling or disabling GitHub Discussions for your repository

You can enable or disable GitHub Discussions for a repository.

  1. On your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. Under your repository name, click Settings.

    Screenshot of the tabs in a GitHub repository. The "Settings" option is outlined in dark orange.

  3. Scroll down to the "Features" section and select Discussions.

  4. To disable discussions, under "Features", unselect Discussions.

You can also use organization discussions to facilitate conversations that span multiple repositories in your organization. For more information, see "Enabling or disabling GitHub Discussions for an organization."

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