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With each new #Facebook scandal like the recent WhatsApp-related one, the #Fediverse welcomes a wave of new users and admins. #Friendica gets its tiny share of the newly converted to decentralized social media. Some stick, most don't, but there's always this one guy (it's always a man) whose first few messages on GitHub are to angrily complain that Friendica isn't user-friendly enough and that it is spelling doom for a project they didn't know the day before and for the #Fediverse as a whole.

This has been going on ever since I joined the project in 2016, and we're still here. 🤷‍♂️

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Yeah, staying polite can sometime be a real challenge 😀

But of course it is important to stay open for critics and new suggestions. But I think that we did it mostly well over the years.
@Hypolite Petovan joined as a Programmer or as a user?

When did @Michael Vogel join?

How did you two happen to start programming for Friendica?
@utzer I joined at some time in 2011, I think. @Tobias had been there before, and I have the fainted memory that he suggested Friendica to me (I had been using Statusnet at that time)
@Michael Vogel wow, so you and @Tobias are here a long time.
campfire stories will only be told on the next in person community meeting @utzer @Michael Vogel 😉

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