On the Laravel News site there's a post sharing some of the results from a recent request for feedback from Taylor Otwell (creator of the Laravel framework) asking the Reddit community for their own experiences contributing to the Laravel project.
Taylor created a feedback thread on Reddit asking the community on why they do not contribute as well as asking for suggestions on how to manage issues.
Taylor said in the thread, “One thing that has been bothering me is I have seen a few people say they don’t contribute to Laravel because it seems like PRs get closed or shot down without much explanation. [...] Taylor continues, “My biggest challenge is the “Issues” tab on GitHub. It gets a lot of activity and its hard to filter out genuine issues from support requests, configuration problems, general questions, etc”.
Among the opinions shared in the responses were comments about how feedback was given by a certain member of the Laravel development team. Taylor has already said that processes have been put in motion to help make this situation better and move people to where they're most productive. The thread and shares a lot of other opinions besides just this, so if you're considering contributing it's worth a read.