Apologies if putting this here isn't the best place. Didn't seem to fit anywhere else.
I'm new here, and had some questions about the culture here, how things are done. I found this place, I forget where, probably Reddit. Someone was suggesting here as a place where one can go and request programs to be made in exchange for donations.
I have several things I love to be coded. I posted one to get started, a simple thing to select files, right click and create folder for those selected items. It's over in the requests board.
But since then I've been wondering-
1- A couple people replied specifically to tell me that they weren't interested in coding that. That was the whole point of their post.
2- A user did pick up my task. He said "I'm on it" and created a github, etc. etc.
So some of this was unexpected and looking at the effiency of his posts and updates, etc. I started to have some questions and wanted to just clarify some things.
Why would someone post just to tell me only that they're not interested in taking the project. Probably it's nothing, just 'how he is', which is fine and cool, but I wanted just to check on that to see if I'm missing something. Also- with the donations and expectations. What's expected in terms of a donation? The word 'donation' implies 'optional'. I'm happy to donate something, I'm not saying I want stuff done for free. (Although, of course, that would be awesome). But I guess I'm seeing that there's a range of potential culture (behavior) between "yeah, chip in if you found it useful" and probably "people expect a donation (and it should be within <number> and <number> based on <factors>).
So tl/dr- how are things done here in terms of 'why' people take tasks and what the expectations are in terms of donations. I understand in advance that the answer might not be cut and dry and will depend on a lot of factors, the person coding, the difficulty of the project, the time it takes, etc. etc. etc. Just looking to increase my understanding of the culture here.