Designing, coding, moderating, promoting and doing all the business admin on Tildes must be fairly thankless. But without all this effort we'd not be able to enjoy discussions with each other &...
Designing, coding, moderating, promoting and doing all the business admin on Tildes must be fairly thankless. But without all this effort we'd not be able to enjoy discussions with each other & share all this interesting content. I don't feel that much appreciation is really shown on here (except maybe miss-voting on all Deimos' comments).
But it is a little awkward, spurious thanks all over the place would just be
noise. I thought I'd make a topic especially for people to say thanks in. I'm really enjoying Tildes content and discussion. Plus I'm a big believer in the goals of Tildes as laid out in the docs.
So I'd like to say a big thank you to Deimos and other useful contributors! Thanks for making the site we have to use today and dreaming of the hopefully better possible site we'll see in the future.
I'm also hoping to start a discussion on what enthusiastic Tildes users can do to most usefully help make Tildes good now and better in the future.
A list of stuff we can do:
Obviously posting lots of good content and interesting discussions. Voting honestly and using comment labels judiciously.
You can donate and currently we can see Tildes Patreon is at $375 a month. Deimos posted some more figures recently.
We all regularly get invite codes and bringing in more people who can get excited (and maybe also help) is obviously good.
The issue tracker and bug reports are all public so you can make suggestions, vote or comment on existing ones and perhaps more usefully see if you can work out how to reproduce reported bugs.
As of a bit over two months ago Tildes is open source. This means you can track down bugs from the issue tracker or even contribute code for new features.
So are other people liking Tildes? What is it you like? Are you excited enough to want to help out?
Also is there anything useful users can do I've missed? In these already mentioned areas what's actually most useful to do? Are some things of negative use? Could Deimos change his process to make more use of community help? Is there anything Deimos could delegate that people would be willing to volunteer on? Gitlab Walmart greeter would be cool but is anyone willing to do it?