Currently, when you push commits to some arbitrary ref or tag (like refs/pull/123 on GitHub, refs/tags/phabricator/diff/123 on Phabricator, or refs/changes/whatever on Gerrit), we do not "autoclose" related objects. This means that we don't process Ref T123 to create links to tasks, and don't process Differential Revision: xyz to close revisions.
However, we do still publish these commits. "Publish" means: trigger audits, publish feed stories, and run Herald rules.
- Stop publishing these commits.
- In the UI, show these commits as "Not Permanent" with a note that they are "Not [on any permanent branch]."
These commits will publish and autoclose if they ever become reachable from an "autoclose" ref (most commonly, if they are later merged to "master").