Github PR blocked due to [skip CI] message

Issue decription: We configured in our repository that Travis-CI checks will be a mandatory condition for a PR to be merged. The issue is, when a contributor adds a [skip ci] tag into his commit (say, when editing a README), a build is not issued (as expected), but Github is still expecting for a status update from Travis-CI, which blocks the PR from being merged.


Expected behavior: When [skip ci] tag is added to the build, either Github shouldn’t expect an update from Travis-CI, or Travis-CI should send a success status to Github to allow the merge.

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According to, it’s possible to return a “neutral” status result to Github Checks API.

Github API reference confirms that the result post has an option foir conclusion: neutral.