#ThankADev

Did you know that May 15th through the 22nd was International Thank a Developer Week? Probably not, because we just made it a thing! Why you ask? Because we can and that’s how we roll and these awesome developers need to be shown some love! IMPORTANT!!! NEVER contact a developer of an addon or program and give them a hard time because it may be having some issues or may be down! If you do, we will find you! Not really, but please do not ever do this. If you wish to contact a developer about an issue with an addon, be polite and friendly. Explain in great detail exactly what is happening and offer to provide any additional information. Addon and program developers are the backbone of streaming. Without them there would be no streaming. So we feel it is important to explain exactly who these people are, why they create and maintain addons and how much they get paid. Who are Addon Developers? Addon developers are normal people just like you and me from all over the world. They usually have a background in computer programming or computer coding. Addon developers usually have normal jobs in the technology field. Addon developers have families and things that happen in life just like everyone else. Addon developers are of high intelligence and have a charitable and giving nature. Why do developers create and maintain Addons? How much do they get paid? Because they make millions of dollars from all of the donations they get from fans around the world. We are totally joking and the truth could not be farther from that. Addon developers do what they do because they are giving people who selflessly use their talents to provide enjoyment for others free of charge. Yes, These awesome developers do this for no personal gain at all. They are not paid by anyone to create and maintain these awesome addons. The truth is that these great people spend their FREE time working on and maintaining these addons for you to enjoy. They take time out of their busy lives to provide you, a random person to them with a great program for you to use. They have no idea who you are, but still spend their time maintaining and updating something that you use. What do Addon developers ask for in return? RESPECT! These developers do not put pop ups in their addons begging for money. They don’t send you emails asking you to donate to them. All developers want is respect! They want to be respected as a human beings, acknowledged for the hard work that they do and want people to respect the code they create by not copying it and branding it as your own work. And please don’t think these great humans are out begging for praise and admiration. They simply do not want to be berated by users of their FREE addon, because something isn’t working to the (Free) users satisfaction. That is what Thank a Developer…

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