Developers, the people who diy hardware
I would like to take this time to make, and ask all members to read, this post.
The group of people we refer to as the Developers do a great job designing new hardware for us less than capable users. I can not fully understand what it is like to come up with an idea and design a functioning product because I do not have the knowledge to do it. By the limited number of Developers I assume most are in the same boat as I am.
It is my understanding that some of the Developers may be getting a bit burned out as there is so few of them yet so many new hardware designs. They keep getting requests to make this or that. They would like some other people to jump in and do some developing.
Another sore point is when a new design is under development and they take the job and start the design process because no one else did. Then you get the individual who comes along and says something like "That will not work" or "I know a better way". Well if you are so knowledgeable then you build it! Come on guys, the Developers get no money and sometimes less appreciation for what they do. Either keep your mouth shut or jump in and design it. Now if you have something constructive to say or a suggestion thats one thing but do not come out and in a rude way say you know better. That helps no one. Instead why not give them a pat on the back or offer to help out in some way. Let them know you appreciate their hard work that often goes without reward.
I have not been contacted by anyone in particular but I have read some indications and seen some actions that lead me to believe the above to be true. There is no one particular scenario I am referring to, its a trend I see and it appears to be getting worse.
I want to take this time to give a standing ovation to all the Developers. I applaud all of you. Of the almost 1,400 members here most would not be blinking their lights if it were not for your selfless work.
Anytime a Developer or anyone else feels less than appreciated around here please feel free to come back to this post and know that the Admin. is truly appreciative of your hard work and dedication to this community. That statement is for every member here, not just the Developers. Without every single one of you we would not be as strong as we are.
Thank You to All.
Brian, your friendly site Admin.
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