I like everything about Void and I have deployed it on both desktops and servers. I have also written a tutorial on how to install Void with LUKS encryption on a BIOS system, and an article about Void on my website: http://www.unixsheikh.com/
Being a bit rusty in Git rebasing, I did some mistake on a pull request for a new package I made. I wish the developers (or maintainers) who responded would have helped by showing what commands was needed to resolve the issue rather than just hinting and making useless comments: https://github.com/voidlinux/void-packages/pull/13120#issuecomment-381476173
I became rather frustrated in the end, gave up, and closed the pull request and made a new one.
The issue reminded me of the “old days” when both OpenBSD and Debian was considered very hostile communities on IRC and their mailing lists because every single problem was addressed with comments like “RTFM” and “Read the error message”, even when people was really trying to solve an issue. A part of the Arch developer community is like that now a days.
I hope the community in Void doesn’t become like that.
If you take the time to comment and write something to someone who is having a problem, you might as well be really helpful and make it easy to solve the problem. If you don’t intent to help, then don’t say anything. Also please remember that documentation can be lacking in precise examples, easy to misunderstand, or simply not specific enough. You can be very helpful by showing a person what to do.
I’m not talking about “hand holding instructions” for someone who obviously haven’t done any kind of homework at all.
Lets keep the Void community a warm, welcoming, and helping one!