Hey folks! I just wanted to share two independent bits of feedback I got from two different people recently:
One person said:
I also want to commend you for your leadership and positivity in the Zcash community. In particular I’m thinking about the message you sent in [channel] asking [person] to not say that [developer of other coin] doesn’t care about accuracy. I’ve seen you make similar suggestions in other channels too.
Little nudges like this to be more polite make a difference in the overall tone of the community and make it a more welcoming place for new people and outsiders. So thank you for striving to set a good example.
And about the same time another person independently told me:
If anyone tries to compare the core dev teams of Zcash vs [other coin], keep this in mind (toxicity): [link to developers from other coin insulting and flaming them]
me: [reading the link] Eww. I’m sorry you’ve been treated so badly. You don’t deserve that.
I have thick skin. I just wanted to let you know that your community is doing a comparatively stellar job even if it seems like you’re all merely being what you perceive as “common everyday respectful” to folks.
It matters a lot.
They went on to say that they might be hanging around our github more in the near future.