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Why are merges grayed out?

Why are the merges in this list of commits suddenly grayed out? Disturbing that something like this would happen with absolutely no explanation whatsoever:

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Jesse Yowell Atlassian Team Dec 06, 2013

We are going to do a writeup on this feature shortly, but basically we are trying to de-emphasize the merge commits so you can pay attention to the ones that matter. You can still click on the merge commits to see their contents.

We use HgFlow and as a result the merges are the "ones that matter" most to us.. I'd prefer to have them emphasised rather than de-emphasised.

Did a write up on this ever get done, I haven't been able to find one. This is a weird feature that I would like to turn off.

Sounds good, but some kind of heads up before rolling out a change like that would be helpful.

We do have 2 different situations. For Feature branch, Merge commit is not a matter as we are just merging/rebase the updates from master into feature branch.But For master branch, it would be better if we have merge commits highlighted, as the team is merging the pullRequst to master and everyone is looking the master branch to check what are the pullRequest merged in, rather than what the commits are. So it would be great,If we have the ability to turn on/off this feature based on type of branch. Thanks !

since everyone wants to highlight it and graying it out is kind of weird since graying out usually means something is not available, why not have an option in the prefs called 'Highlight merge' and let users choose to bold, gray out, or color a merge? have the default be no change.

I also thought that something (my code changes) is not available now, but this is not the case, merge commits are gray 

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Jesse Yowell Atlassian Team Dec 09, 2013


We recommend putting your input to ... we may include changes, or at least an option to turn this off.

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