Feedback on Átila's Vision for D

welkam wwwelkam at
Wed Oct 16 23:37:47 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at 08:13:34 UTC, Chris wrote:
> Does anyone have a plan how to get people on board who want to 
> invest time and effort in a sound ecosystem? It seems that D 
> hasn't reached the critical mass of users yet that enough 
> people are frustrated and thus join efforts to make things 
> easier (again cf. Java). How will you guys tackle that?

I come back to forums/mailing list and I cant believe what I 
found. A Chris accurately identified a reason for a problem and 
is not blaming leadership. Its a miracle!

To make sound ecosystem whatever that means you need resources. 
Resources are both people and money. Just thinking about people 
you unnecessary limit options for solving problems. Second 
frustration is the wrong emotion to motivate people to work on D 
or any volunteer organisation. Frustrated people just give up and 
leave. To get people involved you need some of these emotions. 
Optimism, hopefulness, being part of something bigger, helpful to 
others, appreciation, responsibility, ownership.

Now I have been lurking here and on reddit for a few years and 
recently I noticed a lot of new people complaining about 
extremely negative community. In the past people talked about D 
community as being self critical and saw that as positive but 
never negative. Looking at this forum activity it becomes clear 
that you are the biggest reason why newcomers feel that way. I 
would suggest for you to rethink your conduct here so that 
newcomer opinion revert to previously held one namely self 
critical because at this moment your behavior is in opposition to 
your stated goals.

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