Originally Posted by inasm
Honest question, why is asking for an ETA so frowned upon here?
I mean, I understand that it's impossible to give an exact date, but I think that many of the people asking would like to know if it could be available within a week, or if it will probably take more than half a year. Or if there is no plan on updating this at all even.
Maybe no one even has an indication of how long it will take, but even "probably anywhere between 2 weeks and 6 months" would be nice.
Because one ETA request is fine, but 109,248,923,058,718,293 requests feels like pressure, for something that you're not getting payed for. Not only that, but that time is time you're not getting back, you drift away from family, friends, and life - much like a real job - without the pay. So the fun starts to wear off enthusiastically speaking and it becomes a burden rather than enjoyment.
The "Frown uponment" is not actually coming from the developer, but from their fanbase, because some of the fans do understand that. It's a way of showing support, IMO.