Let's bump it just once...
So I got some helpful answers to my other question posted at about the same time, so I suppose this is less dead than I thought, but I still get the sense that pandas developers don't really pay attention to this, nor most of the high-volume stack overflow posters, but obviously there are some smart people here.
It just seems unfortunate to me that there is basically no place for general, high level pandas discussions of the sort that don't really fit on the developer mailing list or stack overflow. It seems like Julia, R, etc. all have such a thing and I really wish there was something like that for pandas.
My sneaking suspicion is many of the developers are happing to just discuss things on pandas github or the panda developers mailing list but those are really not good places for general discussions. And don't get me wrong, I know from interactions with them at github or here (years ago) that many of them are great people but github and the dev list are not meant for general discussions.
Anyway, very curious if others have thoughts about this (like "stop whining!" ;-) or suggestions for improving this.