Along the same lines as the CoC

Hey all,

There are two elements of this discussion that I'd like to address:

        (1) Gnomers who are offended by others currently have no place
        to turn to.
        (2) New Gnomers currently have no place to ask for advice, help,

I note also with sadness how dead #gnome has become. Back in the day it
was a real bazaar with the great coders mixing with the lowly newbies.
The channel was easy to find and people could ask for help, for advice,
for consolation, could follow some advanced discussions or could simply
banter away the day. Today, most of us have decided to be productive and
so #gnome has a *huge* list of participants and almost no discussion.

Would some of the rest of you consider participating in some forum (irc
or whatever the real-time virtual bazaar du jour happens to be) to help
newbies, encourage the offended, and generally make GNOME as fun for
newcomers as it once was? We are enough that if a bunch of us committed
ourselves to spend one single hour a month *dedicated* (you have to be
present although if no one is around you get to read/work/play as you
wait but if someone shows up you ought to say hello and welcome) to
participating in the forum, I think we could make a lively, friendly,
welcoming collaborative space. We could create #gnome-fun or simply take
over #gnome once more. 

I'd love to make newcomers feel that GNOME is about making people happy
but I can't do it alone and would want some critical mass of GNOMErs to
get things going again,

all the best to you who have made my desktop so beautifully functional,

PS This is to foundation-list since that's where the discussion has
been. I note that I am unaware of any list that is gnome wide, in which
we speak carefully to a vast majority of the community. Perhaps such a
list exists and I should have been reading it these past ten years.

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