We are using Code Climate to track code quality and coverage.
Code Climate offers metrics regarding code quality for each individual PR, however, it does not calculate these metrics for the entirety of the project. If you'd like update the current linting rule, feel free to submit a PR to change it.
Before merging a PR to Forem, we expected Code Climate to pass on that PR. If you find Code Climate raising errors on your PR, please fix those issues. Do your best to leave code in a better state than you found it!
We don't want to make a habit of pandering to Code Climate and its metrics blindly, so if you're in doubt regarding a suggestion on your PR please start a conversation in the PR comments.
Generally speaking, if you're looking for opportunities to contribute to the project, but you don't have an issue you're interested in solving, improving the Code Climate metrics is a good place to start. We're happy to see PRs that refactor existing code to reduce duplication and increase readability, given that those refactors are well tested.