Ionic is a high dependency framework. That is: when you have an issue, you have great probabilities the issue is in the interaction between Ionic and the underlying dependencies, and you’ll find yourself being ping-ponged between communities or from one list of GitHub issues to other.
That could be even acceptable if this community, and I mean staff or involved “high commenters”, would be committed with teaching their users, as they are who can make the community bigger and “spread the word”, more than getting “high reputation” to engross their portfolio/curriculum as they were on a “StackOverflow” cheap copy.
I’ve been paying the “pro” version of Ionic (some time ago) and after some bad experiences at this forum, I just unsubscribed the paid version and went to pure Angular and PWA.
Ionic team keeps sending me mail news (and I will keep that subscription, just to stay informed about) and every now and then I visit the forum… just to confirm the means of some “gurus” when answering newbies questions (just review “sujan”'s answers to newbies and you will “get an idea”).
More often than desired I’ve been reading answers where newbies are even being scolded for their lack of knowledge or not being able to find the answer in the docs.
As long as moderators on this forum don’t understand that IS A MUST to kindly answer newbies questions, even when the answer could be just a link to an existing answer to the same or similar question answered hundreds of times (that hypothetic scenario should deserve a quick action by the staff), I will not use Ionic nor recommend it.
I’ll keep visiting the forum because I believe Ionic is a great tool for coding. And I will not loose hope on the Ionic team to understand that a forum with experts kindly answering (again and again, and sometimes even to frustrated users) will make the difference and provide high added-value to the platform.
Greetings from an ex-subscriber.