So, in a fit of curiosity, I decided to see if it was my imagination or if the communication levels had, indeed, slacked off.
August 8th - We get the "new and improved communication era" and 31 dev/community team posts on the Dev Tracker. Of those, two are what I'd consider housekeeping posts (maintenance, Q&A, servers are back up, reposting announcements from the main page). So that's 29 posts of some sort of substance.
August 8 - 31 posts, 2 housekeeping = 29
August 9 - 15 posts, 1 housekeeping = 14
August 10 - 13 posts, 2 housekeeping = 11
August 11 & 12 - weekend
August 13 - 17 posts, 2 housekeeping = 15
August 14 - 9 posts, 1 housekeeping = 8
August 15 - 8 posts, 2 housekeeping = 6
August 16 - 8 posts, 3 housekeeping = 5
August 17 - 4 posts, 1 housekeeping = 3
August 18 & 19 - weekend
August 20 = 2 posts, 0 housekeeping = 2
In 9 days we've gone from 29 posts per day to 2. Two. Color me not impressed with the stamina of the "new and improved communication."
Look, I'm not even counting the number of "we have no new information, please check back later" responses. I'm just counting the number of posts total. If you want us to have confidence in your willingness to communicate then promises need to be backed up by actions.
The EXACT SAME thing happened around May-ish during the last round of big layoffs/communication revamp (when Reid got canned)...Joveth made all kinds of promises about a new era of customer relations...NONE of which were actually followed through on...
Same old, same old...the saying about fooling me once...etc. comes to mind here