That's quite sad.

I often see people complaining publicly about Mastodon development here, but I almost never see people thanking @Gargron and contributors for the work they're doing.
I'm sure most people have more positive feedback than negative to make but don't.

Mastodon might have its problems but it's still a great piece of software.

Send some love to Gargron and others.
Or contribute. This is free software, you know.

Indeed, Mastodon is great and really "social", thanks @Gargron !! :D

@TheKinrar works like a charm, thanks to @Technowix and @Thoh for hosting, and ofc @Gargron for writing coming up with the idea behind Mastodon and implementing it.

@TheKinrar @Gargron Is one of the tragedies of OSS. Maintainers of successful projects rarely get the adulation they so richly deserve.

@TheKinrar It's just humans. They take positive for natural and complain for the rest.

Postitive hurts no one so no one makes an epidermic reaction to react.

Yes, it's late and my english is quite approximative. Hey! I live in Burgundy 🍷 😋


@TheKinrar The way you know it has reached the masses is when you get the full range of personalities here. If there are only like thinking people, then it is insular, not popular. And for the vast majority of the world, saying “it’s free software you can contribute” is like saying “The skies are free, get your plane and fly.” The number of people qualified to code into this is infinitesimally small. Don’t make the majority feel guilty making it sound artificially easy.

@TheKinrar Thanks a lot @Gargron, for giving us a truly social network 🤗

@thekinrar I regularly see people praising gargron as if he somehow created all of mastodon single handedly with no help

@thekinrar that still puts his name first above others

and everyone regularly thanks these people

@zeezeemoomoo I used the name of the person who contributes the most. Still, I did not say he was the only one.

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