git commit -m “EVERYTHING”

I was working on a project today, when I realized that I had forgotten to commit for days (local only repo). I switched to my terminal, spent at least five minutes trying to decide on the commit message before settling to the completely uninformative “Another commit”. Embarrassed with myself, I shared my frustration with twitter:

The awkward moment when you realize you forgot to commit for days & you can't pick a commit message as nothing describes all these changes.
Lea Verou

Immediately, I started getting a flood of suggestions of what that commit message could have been. Some of them were hilarious, some clever and some both. So, I decided I wouldn’t be selfish and I’d share them. Enjoy:

@ Hah, yeah.. "Uhmm... lots of stuff added"
Vassilis Mast

@ git commit - m "...stuff"
Govert Verschuur

@ A.K.A. "General design improvements"

@ "Lotsa stuff." Always works for me.
Bruno Scheele

@ Sounds like you need "committed something or other".
Visual Idiot

@ git commit -a -m "Metric ton of changes and stuff..."
Luke Maciak

@ $git commit -a -m "Hey hehe.. this is awkward but I er... you know.. been busy.. with... stuff..."
Jorge Encarnação

@ I tend to call these things "change binges", where I pretend I change a whole bunch of things on a whim before committing.
Daniel Tan

Ovidiu Cherecheș

@ a generic "If you can't tell what I've done by reading the source, you don't deserve to complain about my lack of commit message!"
Max Glenister

@ Just keep it simple with "sorry!"
Steve Hickey

@ git commit -m "Acquired by Facebook"
Dan Eden

@ git commit -a -m "Like a boss"
Nathan Dim

@ there is only one way around this: delete commit history and start over with "First commit" :p
Luke Maciak

@ "what is this, I don't even..."
Mihai Chereji

@ 'Fixed stuff' generally fits well 🙂
Maya Posch

@ "Reinvented the wheel. Again."
Olly Hodgson

@ only a link to that original tweet, *maybe* with the tweet text as a second paragraph.
Andrew Rowls

@ -m "this changes everything. again."

@ features: "Made it better", bugs: "Fixed sh*t", tech tasks: "Misc. optimizations" or "Refactoring", mixed: "Chuck Norris was here"
Adrien Lavoillotte

@ "the one true commit" always works for me 😉
Lukas B Dot

@ $git commit -a -m "Basically started from scratch and rewrote everything. NBD."
Josiah Sprague

@ Commit message: What's elvish for "I forgot.";)
Jordan Pittman

@ "because of my lack of commits. I have committed myself"
Stuart Robson

@ "this is not the commit message you are looking for..." 😉
Guillaume Moulin