A disturbing trend I've noted in the community are end users demanding developers cater to their desires.

That's not how any of this works. FOSS developers are volunteers, and you are not their customer. You don't get to force developers to spend time on your pet projects.

If you want a feature: Submit a PR. If you don't like how a project is ran: Fork it.

You don't get to demand how a volunteer spends their limited resources. If you think it's worth it, submit a bounty for it.

@UberGeek Yes, submit those bounties!

It goes far to communicate how much you want/need the feature, and many of us really need the money.

Also yes, we should be listening to you! But entitled demands don't help with that.

@UberGeek well said. conversely, projects should take care when rejecting patches for features which users are begging for.

@penduin Sounds like a legit reason it was rejected: There is a new plugin model that should be followed.

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@penduin Of course, the project, and maintaining the patch is an option too :)

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Buffalo NY Social Mesh

This is a distributed project by the project.

Our goal is to provide a decentralized social media serving the Greater Buffalo/Western NY Area.

This service will also be available over the wireless network.