I couldn’t agree more. Many things users see as bugs or problems, can more often than not be resolved by others with more knowledge and experience and thus free up Github for development. Obviously, real bugs do come about, but a forum is a great place to discuss how urgent those bugs are and the specifics of what needs to be fixed.
I haven’t done much until now. Here I am now at the forum. I have been looking for an open source project to support and maybe AntennaPod is the right place for me. It’s something I use every day and I have tried many of the paid/proprietary apps out there and nothing comes close to AP. Which makes me love it even more.
One thing I’ve seen done elsewhere is for community members to begin reviewing open issues on Github. You then see if you can duplicate them and start a new thread on that issue on the forum with expanded documentation or information. This helps clean out a lot of issues that may have been fixed and it was not known or intended, but still happened. It also helps the developer focus more on writing code than running triage and can eventually help guide updates. There are many other benefits too. It’s also a way to start directing people to use the forum for questions and initial bug reports and frees up the Github space from unnecessary cruft.
@ByteHamster I’m not sure how you feel about that idea. If so, I would likely be willing to start helping with that. Someone could also add a link in Github pointing to the new thread here.