And now for a less sexy blog post. I just sent this message to desktop-devel, but as per the message, I know many GNOME hackers no longer read lists completely, soooo….:

Revitalizing the Urban Center of GNOME

We need to get desktop-devel back to the useful hacker exchange it once was (probably only in the soft glow of memory, but hey). That means not only do GNOME enthusiasts need to be more restrained, but we (the core hacking community) need to get back on the list, start using shared channels like #gnome-hackers (even for hacker-to-hacker social purposes) again, etc.