On Tuesday, 8 August 2017 at 15:40:08 UTC, Ryion wrote:
I applaud the people who contribute but reading posts here that
pushing people ( on a lot of topics ) to contribute does not
exactly motivate. It shows a rather desperation that we do not
see in other languages forums.
expanding the plugins.
It feels like this approach is just wrong... When people are
motivated, they so so from themselves and do not need the
"gentle" pushing on a forum to do so.
It's not pushing, not desperation. It's just a fact of life in
community-driven projects. And this is certainly not the only
community I've seen it in. The fact is, the things that get
implemented, whether they be IDE plugins, libraries, tooling,
whatever, actually do get implemented because someone stepped up
to do it. Sometimes things get abandoned and others step in to
take them over, other times they rot. So it's perfectly
reasonable advice to give someone -- if you see a hole that needs
filling, you can either try to get someone else to fill it or do
it yourself. There is simply no team you can go to with a feature
request that can be put on a task list and assigned to someone
later on down the road. Without a champion to move it forward,
it's just going to fall into the bin of great ideas that never
see the light of day.