Give up, Alex… We seem to be the only two who believe this.
It´s quite clear to me, there are some people in here who believe the users time spending is worth nothing, unless they are willing to spend even more time on Github as well. It´s their responsibility to do so, it seems.
We become the ‘grumpy old men’.
In this particular matter, I dont feel grumpy though. Old yes, this I cant ignore. But not grumpy.
As I have tried to explained a few times, I see this as a more flexible way rather than pulling obligations and responsibilities down onto people (neither users, developers or anyone else), who I believe are part of this project, because of interest and they care.
My experiences tells me, each time you put obligations and responsibilites onto someone, they either demand something in return, (which then puts obligations and resposibilities onto others) or they will back off. This is how commercial products works.
A open source project should, (in my opinion) be driven on interest and caring from all involved parts.
That involves, (but not limited to), interest in filing issues on Github as well as participate on the forum from the users side. But also receive and respond on issues filed on github as well as participate on the forum from the developers side as well, (Ofcouse this has to be limited in some way to make room for developing. Otherweise nothing really matters).
I know you as well as others, as it seems, do not agree on this. The problem is, if/when thats the way the users sees it, you´re back to the situation explained above, where they will pull obligations and responsibilties down onto each other, and caring/interest become a secondary drive, if any drive at all. By then, you have the recipe for a commercial product insted.