Issues put stress on people. I want to brain dump my thoughts in this topic. Happy to branch out into several new ones (I don’t have the time to do that right now, because baby care). I apologise for jumping back and forth in advance. I have to break this topic up into smaller chunks, because „new users can use at most two links”…
I learned that since I’ve read What it feels like to be an open-source maintainer | Read the Tea Leaves
To workaround the psychological pressure, some folks developed hacks. Take Lodash for example:
In case the linked Twitter thread goes offline, here’s the excerpt:
- Feature requests are closed issues with
votes neededlabel, and a emoji reaction
- Bugs are open issues tagged with
To see current feature requests, he provides a link that shows all issues labeled
feature, sorted by descending count of .
That’s how he prioritizes new feature development, so everyone knows the “most important” thing to work on next.