If you’re going to have the pretense of discussing a perceived problem with the supporting community, then you should at the very least be a member of that community. How else are you ever going to be able to judge its efficiency in helping people?
There are two kinds of people on this forum. One kind of people is interested in Manjaro and/or GNU/Linux in general, and because they are interested, they observe and learn, and then they start helping others by sharing their knowledge — knowledge that continues to grow. They also contribute to the community spirit by reporting things to the moderators.
The other kind of people are consumers. They’re not interested in either the community or the operating system. They just want to use Manjaro instead (or alongside) of Windows, but they don’t want to read any tutorials, they don’t want to look for previously posted answers to their questions, and they’re not interested in the update announcements.
Many don’t even update their system once they’ve installed it, and then of course they will run into problems when (for instance) trying to install additional packages. And many of those are also feeling particularly entitled. So they stay away from the forum until they run into a problem, and then they post about it without looking whether someone has had the same problem before.
Like I said, there will be an update announcement thread, with — as always — a detailed list of the potential gotchas and how to deal with them. And then within 24 hours there will be 200 posts all whining about the same gotcha, because they didn’t read the announcement and they can’t be bothered looking whether someone else has also already reported it.
Even only two days ago we were still getting posts from people having a problem with the
xdg-desktop-portal-gnome package on non-GNOME desktops, even though that was already reported — along with how to fix it — over two months ago.
Manjaro is a curated rolling-release distribution of a UNIX-family general-purpose operating system based upon Arch GNU/Linux. It is not a set-and-forget household appliance or gaming console.
That’s quite presumptuous, given that you appear to not understand anything about how we work here, and what information can be found here.
“Very little productive work”? First of all, how would you know when you’re not even around to see it?
And secondly, I myself have written 8 very elaborate tutorials, and I’ve (currently) got 955 solutions in my name. Someone like @linux-aarhus for instance has written a gazillion tutorials — and he’s adding even more on an almost daily basis — and also (currently) has 721 solutions in his name. @Yochanan even has 1003 solutions in his name as I’m writing this. And there are loads of other people with hundreds of solutions and with several tutorials that are all posted here at the forum.
So, what have you done in the last three years to make this forum a better place?
You’re not sniping openly, but both your opening post and your prejudice about this forum carry enough of a criticizing and accusing innuendo. And it is a prejudice, because you are criticizing what you don’t know while in the same breath advocating a cause that in and of itself is only a strawman argument.
It’s not us who are the problem. It’s people’s attitude. And that actually even extends far beyond the scope of this forum. It’s a sociological problem.