@ak2020’s comment is good example of constructive criticism and this isn’t a dog pile on anyone else, I just need to get this off my chest.
In my previous community I had 30 minutes of casual group conversation with only one of several creators over the span of 3 years. The community was dying and it was a major pain point leaving but I was lucky to have DLN as the rescue.
I only joined DLN a few months ago and i’ve talked to Michael on Mumble for hours days on end, sometimes just one on one, we’ve also chatted a bunch on Telegram, the “That’s Incog-Neat-o!” episode got named while we were laughing about it on Mumble. The idea I couldn’t just say hi at any time doesn’t even enter my mind, he’s REDICULOUSLY accessible.
I took this screenshot at the point i’d given up on following just two of the ways he communicates with everyone. It’s not intuitive how much Michael is giving of himself till you start including everything else let alone the editing, R&D, maintenance, expansion and so on. It’s objectively ridiculous, it’s beyond a full time job.
He can’t do it alone, my opinion is he mostly shouldn’t even be here. It’s like if you were a fan of Keanu Reeves would you want him hanging out with you or making movies? Tough choice but mostly he should be making movies. From what i’ve come to understand, Destination Linux is supposed to become a hub for collaboration so unlike traditional networks we’re all immediately downstream of whatever we help him do.
Anyway… that’s how I see it. As it grows he gets more help and more time and we get it all either way.