This is a bit of a venting and appreciation thread for EOS and its community.
I’ve been a part of the OSS community for a long time, and one of my biggest frustrations is the clicky friend groups I seem to run into in many places of the OSS community when it comes to bug reporting or asking for help.
I find it incredibly frustrating to actively try to help fix bugs or ask for help after google foo fails me just to be completely ignored. I then run into a similar report or issue to mine with near instant response by comparison while mine goes unanswered for eternity simply because they’re a regular. If they don’t ignore you they very well may treat you like garbage or claim your issue isn’t their problem even if you can prove it. I’ve experienced this for years and seen many others experience the same and give up on OSS or if I luckily know how to help I can step in and lend a hand.
I’ve been 100% on my own so often with OSS its forced me to learn a lot of things because I’m stubborn and won’t just give up and go back to windows. This experience has been exhausting but I’ve learned a lot over the years so I can help others.
The part I want to applaud the EOS community for is not falling into that sorta behavior. I’ve had a few weird things happen on EOS so far and the community has been helpful in each one, I’ve also seen others with issues getting responses and help which is great and I haven’t encountered many unanswered cries for help.
Its communities that help each other out regardless of familiarity that helps us all grow so keep it up EOS comrades.