Trans wrote:
> 
> On Aug 8, 3:29 pm, James Britt <james.br... / gmail.com> wrote:
>> Trans wrote:
>>
>>> So I'll go out on a limb here, I respectfully request that an official
>>> "ruby-pro" (or some such name) be created.
>> The Thoughtful Ruby mailing list has roughly zero traffic, so I'm
>> skeptical a new list would be helpful.
> 
> You are right. It can only work with official backing from matz and
> community leaders.

Backing from matz would be nice but hardly essential. "Community 
leaders" is an illusion; if you think there's a need for such a list, go 
lead.

> 
>> Maybe people heard about Rails, tried it for a while, and decided either
>> to just hang on the rails lists, or switch (back) to Java or PHP or
>> something.
>>
>> Or, more likely, people have formed multiple Ruby communities, and each
>> has found their own way  (blogs, twitter, other lists, irc) to keep in
>> touch.
> 
> That's true. But the mailing lists are central hubs. It's important
> that all these sub-communities remain in touch too.
> 

You can lead a horse to water, etc.

Ruby has gone tribal.

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