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I created a bitbucket account using google authentication, and I'm trying to fork a repo, but the fork option doesn't appear. I confirmed with the repo owner, forks are not restricted and there already are more than 10 forks. I tried some other random repos and I can only clone or download, not fork. I tried using chrome and firefox on different machines (mac, pc, android)...
@Theodora BoudaleThanks for looking into it.
I also opened a Jira ticket with Bitbucket support ( https://support.atlassian.com/requests/BBS-196964 ). The response there was
"I checked further on your request and currently, we do not have this feature available, and the workaround is the same as you have pointed out, i.e. giving user the permission to the repository after which the Fork option is available to the user."
I cannot really believe this explanation. E.g. my repo ( https://bitbucket.org/rpgframework-cloud/shadowrun6-eden/src/master/ ) had 14 forks without that I ever needed to give read permissions.
However, as a result of my bug report, a feature request for being able to fork public repos has been opened: BCLOUD-22390 - Public repository not having Fork option :)
Apologies for the confusion created in the support ticket. This is definitely a bug, I've discussed it with my colleague who is handling your support request and informed her.
The bug was introduced after a recent update and our development team is working on it. When this is fixed, an update will be posted in the public bug report you linked.