Deprecation notice: Removing anonymous gist creation

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In 30 days, we’ll be deprecating anonymous gist creation—a decision we made after a lot of deliberation. Anonymous gists are a handy tool for quickly putting a code snippet online, but as the only way to create anonymous content on GitHub, they also see a large volume of spam. In addition, many people already have a combination of tools authenticated with GitHub that allow them to create gists they own.

Current anonymous gists will always remain accessible, and it’s easy to create a GitHub account to make the most of a new gist. To learn more about creating gists, check out the documentation.

We’ll deprecate anonymous gists using the following timeline:

  • March 19, 2018 19:00 UTC (11:00 am PST): Disable anonymous gist creation via the web and API.