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  1. Matt Sweeny

    Go team! I love the WordPress community!!

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  2. Tom McFarlin

    Thank you for the coverage – as the article states, I couldn’t be happier with who ended up with the plugins. I’m also looking forward to the rest of 2017!

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  3. Laura Brown

    I’ve been tempted to adopt a plugin as a way to learn how it works and see what I can add to it. Most people I have met via WordPress are great and I might even get help from some if I asked. But, there are enough who are aggressively negative that I decided not to set myself up for them. I can always work on the plugin code in secret and just use whatever it becomes myself. Glad to see people who know more adopting plugins. There have been some really great ideas which are just gathering dust bunnies in the 2 year + group.

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    • Jason Lemieux

      Most people I have met via WordPress are great and I might even get help from some if I asked. But, there are enough who are aggressively negative that I decided not to set myself up for them. I can always work on the plugin code in secret and just use whatever it becomes myself.

      This. We really need to address this as a community. The more I reflect on it, the more I think a lot of the negativity and entitlement in the WordPress community is a problem with expectations.

      Users don’t understand the GPL. They don’t understand that plugins are created and given away for free – out of kindness and a willingness to share for the common good. They just know they have a website that they pay money for and something on it is broken.. And now they’ve stumbled across a forum that has to do with something on their website, so fix it already!

      There are users that are just downright mean, trolling, or blackmailing for reviews as well. But I keep dwelling on the expectations issue and wondering if there is a way wp.org can better educate people.

      Because, at the end of the day, the negativity is stifling progress, such as you and I both hoarding code so we don’t have to deal with being treated poorly.

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