André Colomb Very Helpful
Just to set your expectations straight… Syncthing is developed by volunteers. We are not aiming for a large user base specifically, because we don’t earn anything from it. Especially personal users who get the software completely for free and are not even interested in paying for support. The developers basically grouped around the project because they have a need for this tool and ideas how to improve it. Just for the fun of it and for satisfying personal needs.
I don’t expect any help or support from you or anyone else on this platform or any other. I’m merely asking to not make it unnecessarily difficult to help others and share answers. As I stated above, my problem is your policy around issues. Namely closing issues after 30 days of inactivity. Again, lack of activity is no indication of the issue losing relevance.
I created this topic/ticket/issue/thread/post whatever you like out of frustration. I have been looking for a solution for an issue I encountered on a friend’s machine. I’ve spend considerable amount of time both debugging and researching it online. Having found nothing I had to bring over my own devices with the necessary tooling to further debug this.
Having resolved my instance of the issue I decided to go back to those tickets/posts/issues/threads/topics to post my solution and I found that they were closed and no unified issue was created to track various possible solutions and reports of the same issue.
Does all that sound like “hostile treatment” to you?
Now I’m being told that: (a) I am entitled and (b) to get lost if I don’t like it.
What was your question actually? Maybe I can help.
And I see several people have issues understanding what’s the issue here, so here’s yet another attempt to explain:
When people encounter issues they search for solutions online.
When there is no solution online people try to solve issues on their own.
When people succeed they want to contribute their research so that others don’t have to waste enormous amount of time digging through things.
Above has been the case for a long time for countless projects. Bigger and smaller than Syncthing. With more and less manpower than Syncthing.
It is one of cornerstones of building a community: giving people a way to share info and help each other.
Also, I don’t see how linking to an 8-year old issue is of any use here to support an argument of a potential hostile environment. Which falls back (argument-wise) on the automatical closure of issues on Github? Yeah, one could argue that it’s not the most welcoming greeting. On the other hand, issues are as easily being re-opened if sustainable activity occurred or someone properly requested so. Recent activities have shown that.
It’s not just github. It’s also this forum. And no it can’t be easily reopened. That’s why I created a new one. So that someone looking for solutions for the same issue as linked above has a chance at finding this potential solution.
Perhaps I’m being overly emotional/negative over this, but it is to an extent infuriating how condescending you folks are towards the user.
Here’s how my google page looks for the query:
“syncthing each file update causes a conflict”
I’ll show myself out of this conversation and forum for good.