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Discussion of the Week - v6

In this weekly roundup, we highlight what we believe to be the most thoughtful, helpful, and/or interesting discussion over the past week! Though we are strong believers in healthy and respectful debate, we typically try to choose discussions that are positive in nature and avoid those that are overly contentious.

Any folks whose articles we feature here will be rewarded with our Discussion of the Week badge. ✨

The Discussion of the Week badge. It includes a roll of thread inside a speech bubble. The thread is a reference to comment threads.

Now that y'all understand the flow, let's go! πŸƒπŸ’¨

The Discussion of the Week

This one goes to @bekahhw for regularly sharing the helpful series Looking for Contributors β€” here's this week's edition:

Bekah has been sharing this series for a good long while now, but it feels particularly notable as Hacktoberfest is currently underway. Brand new contributors are out in force looking to make their first pull request and they need to know what repos are open to them; meanwhile, maintainers need a good place to shoutout their projects and usher new folks in to contribute... this post is the perfect place for both parties!

I really like how straightforward Bekah's post is... because the the post stays the same each week, it puts the focus on the comments section, allowing folks' projects to take the spotlight. πŸ”¦

Also, as a person who regularly shares ritual content, I really appreciate how Bekah has kept this series steadily going. It ain't easy posting something week after week β€” props on the consistency.

If any of you have projects to recommend or if you're a contributor looking for a project to work on, I highly recommend checking out Bekah's series. πŸ™Œ

What are your picks?

The DEV Community is particularly special because of the kind, thoughtful, helpful, and entertaining discussions happening between community members. As such, we want to encourage folks to participate in discussions and reward those who are initiating or taking part in conversations across the community. After all, a community is made possible by the people interacting inside it.

There are loads of great discussions floating about in this community. This is just the one we chose to highlight. πŸ™‚

I urge you all to share your favorite discussion of the past week below in the comments. And if you're up for it, give the author an @mention β€” it'll probably make 'em feel good. πŸ’š

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