- Sep 2020
- Aug 2020
"When an OP rejects your edit, please do not edit it back in!" Correspondingly, when a user repeatedly does try to edit, understand that something in your framing isn't working right, and you should reconsider it.
- courtesy in online question/answer sites
- discussion thread
- courtesy in online discussions
- question/answer sites
- how to ask good questions
- rights of an OP
- Aug 2018
- Jan 2016
One thing that irritates me more than anything is the expectation people have to other people’s time, specifically open source project maintainers. They are not your tech support. They built a product you are using for free. You’re welcome.
I think the vast majority of open source users don't need to be told this. But it only takes a few jerks to regularly annoy someone.
Chris Patti added a good point. Even if you can't donate, you can send short thank-you emails. That should include anyone who makes something you find helpful or entertaining, whether it's software, open access books, MOOCs, tutorials, a blog, webcomics, videos, etc.