No, it’s not the fact that it was down for the whole of Saturday…
It’s because it is messy as Hell! Look at this:
1. So many links are dead.
If you want to have people post their stuff here, then give them 1 option, and that is to upload it to the gnome-look.org server. Then, if you can establish a connection to the site, you get access to at least the majority of posted items
2. The whole thing seems so generic
We have xfce-look.org, kde-look.org, etc. etc. Now, a lot of stuff that winds up on either can be used for all of them. Emerald stuff, wallpaper, screenlets, etc is not only for Gnome.
EDIT: There is actually the following:
3. What the hell is up with the categories?!?
Screenlets vs. desklets. How many “desklet” items are actually not screenlets?
Compiz vs Beryl. There is no fucking distinction anymore. It is called Compiz Fusion, and Beryl is discontinued. There is no such thing as a “compiz theme”, it’s all Emerald.
4. The alert e-mails are so slow, it would be better if they mailed them at the post office.
What the hell is the use of getting an update alert 24 hours after the actual update.
5. It takes people away from the actual project homes (and this is important)
If I wanted a 3rd party screenlet, I would go to screenlets.org, but people forget to post there, because they think it’s more important to post in the gnome-look.org mess.
Try finding Emerald themes other than using hours on gnome-look. Oh, you can’t? No, of course not, because when gnome-look.org is up, the Compiz Fusion developers have no incentive to keep themes on their project home.
If project homes are maintained, there is more or less a duplicate on gnome-look. Which am I supposed to choose? By guessing what site the developer updates most frequently?
6. The screenshots says nothing, and navigating is a pain
Lists with more items on them would make it a little easier navigating
7. You can’t subscribe to authors
I can subscribe to content (see #4), but if I like Whise’s work, why can’t I subscribe to all of his stuff. Get all updates, all comments, and more importantly, all new stuff.
Do I really need more reasons? Sod off Gnome-look! Developers and artists: Go to the project home and add content there instead. If you HAVE to, make links on gnome-look.
Ah, that was cathartic…
PS. This is 1 man’s opinion. If you disagree, I’m sure you will let me know.