If you, your project or your team depends on an open source project, don’t hesitate to mail its creators and tell them that you do!

You have no idea how useful such endorsements are when maintainers want to justify their time commitments!

Also, as a maintainer you're used to hearing your project being criticized all the time, because people usually only take the time to mail you when they're facing a problem they can't solve.

Sometimes, just sometimes, someone will send you a short, sweet mail saying "Hey, I'm using this and it's great. Thank you for making this!".

Be that kind of positivity in life! ❤️

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@fribbledom along these lines, I added a suggestion to my project's issue template that "a lil' positive end note does wonders"

this was the result
joeyh.name/blog/entry/two_holi

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@joeyh @fribbledom Well, all I can say is thank-you for setting this one up and keeping it all together. Its a breath of fresh air to recently discover the fediverse and see its transparency, hence accountability, also ways and means to be open to scrutiny, which contrasts with tech centralised corps and that itself says a lot. The whole decentralisation thing. The Fediverse, its new to me, there's a lot I am still trying to learn. Anyway thanks for your work.🌈​👍​

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