Please describe the problem.

annex.genmetadata is off by default, which will potentially lose you a lot of timestamp metadata if you don't pay attention. It should be on by default.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Add a file to a fresh annex, observe it has no metadata.

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

6.20180227 on Debian

Have you had any luck using git-annex before? (Sometimes we get tired of reading bug reports all day and a lil' positive end note does wonders)

Yes I love it! (Except for its spotty timestamp support)