Hello Open Source StackExchange!

I am an open source developer looking to understand how to best get feedback on my open source projects. I am trying to choose effective and easy-to-use tools such that users will be able to easily engage with my project.

I see that most (if not all) projects use GitHub, and that many also use slack, discord, mailing lists and other methods of managing feedback and contributions to the project. Therefore, I wonder:

  • How did you decide the methods you would use to get feedback?
  • What has your experience with those tools been like?
  • Finally, what motivates you to contribute to an open source community/ project?
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    I recommend you take a look at this question and its answers. They're about attracting contributors, but nearly all of the advice is about building a community, since that's a necessary pre-requisite.
    – MadHatter
    Aug 11, 2023 at 13:46


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