As maintainers, sometimes you’re the first real person that new contributors communicate with. Be mindful that these contributors are in the foreign land of open source. They may be struggling to speak the language — let alone try to fix an open issue in the repository.
My First Open Source Adventure
Anthony Ng

So right there! This is something which all kinds of respondents should bear in mind when replying newbie’s questions. I just got “burnt” by asking for help and it really dampened the learning expereince. Your story helped to correct the negative experience. Thank You!

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