as someone also maintaining a bit of open source projects, i see the value of stale bot. It can be annoying, but it helps maintainers to
1.) decrease issue count, which helps to
- focus on important stuff
- reduce noise
- increase trust in the repo
2.) increase activity from users
- if the issue is still relevant, they will probably answer and unstale the issue
- or the issue is already resolved or not relevant anymore and they maybe will close the issue by themself or let the stale bot close it
i also received some notifcations from the stalebot now and most of them are indeed not relevant for me anymore, so i closed them or added a message why i think it is still relevant
Valuable issues, created for a reason, are being buried six feet under.
this is already the case if more issues are filed that are beeing close.