Dear fellow #Mastodon users. Please be patient with the people creating Mastodon and GNU Social.
Writing software takes time, and the teams working on these applications are very small.
Most of them are also wearing many hats. Some are students, others have full time non-Mastodon jobs. Some admin instances in addtion to writing code.
The Twitter kitchen probably has more people working in it than the entire #Fediverse. Please adjust your expectations accordingly! 😄
How to help FOSS devs:
If you're happy, let them know! Often most of the feedback software developers and admins get is complaints about bugs. Happy feedback motivates.
If you're unhappy, file friendly bug reports and be patient.
Some have a Patreon, where money can be donated. That reduces stress and frees up more time to focus on development.
There is also always code that needs writing or messages that need translating or documentation that needs writing.
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