I’d like to suggest a very unusual concept. It might sound really strange… Start a thread intended to give pats in the back of the Xojo engineers. I call it the “Back Pats” thread. Yes, that’s right, pats in the back.
Just like when hiking when the trail gets tough, you sometimes need to stop, open you backpack and eat a well deserved snack to give you energy to continue.
Let’s fill the engineers’ backpacks with pats, so that when the road gets hard, they can take a break, open their backpacks and feed on a few “back pats” posts to encourage them to keep going. Back pats.
Like a lot of you, I search the forum when looking for help about a bug in my code, a workaround in Xojo, general help… The community is amazing. But I find that too often I read very hard critics aimed at Xojo. Yes, some are justified. And I read the patient answers of Xojo engineers. I think: “What would I answer to that?”. I can tell you they are more patient and resilient than me !
Think about yourself as a developer when you deliver your new shiny app or quick fix utility and the only comments you hear from users are criticisms about what does not work. It’s hard… Of course you know there are things to improve, but you’d like some recognition on what you accomplished.
So this is the aim of my weird post
First, let’s try to write less emotional and passionate posts.
Second, let’s try to sprinkle all our posts with some positive and encouraging words.
Finally, let’s fill this backpack post with simple and encouraging back pats for Xojo engineers.
Are you game?