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Twitter and Emails are good; Postcards are better

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 11 October 2010.
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As a lead developer of Symfony, I need feedback. Symfony being an Open-Source project, there is no way I can know how many people are using it, who they are and what they do with it. That's fine and all, but sometimes, that would really help me to know the Symfony user base a bit more. Sure enough, I have some feedback via email and Twitter. Actually, I receive tons of emails every single day about Symfony and my other Open-Source projects (with a raising number of Git pull requests... keep them coming by the way). But unfortunately, most of them are from people complaining about something or asking me some more free stuff. I must admit that this is depressing.

During the Symfony Day conference last week, I suggested that people send me a postcard if they use Symfony. The idea is not mine, as Derick did the same a couple of years ago for XDebug.

So, if you use Symfony and enjoy it, consider sending me a postcard. Tell me why you are a Symfony user and what you do with it (if you're not comfortable with English, that's fine... I will also enjoy Japanese, Chinese, or Arabic postcards). You can send them to my personal address:

Fabien Potencier 5, allAe des Rosiers 78670 Villennes-sur-seine FRANCE A

or to Sensio:

Sensio Fabien Potencier 92-98, boulevard Victor Hugo 92115 Clichy FRANCE A

And I have a dream that one day I will receive a postcard each time a new Symfony website is deployed to production.