@macgenie So glad to see this post; thank you! Another thing that complicates gauging the diversity of a community is that we’re attuned to look for visual markers, which often aren’t apparent or are hard to gauge. (I run into this often at work.) Orientation/expression, (dis)ability, & socio-economic status (naming just a few others of a very deep iceberg) are unlikely to show up in a cursory look at a user profile unless explicitly stated, which relies on a person’s level of comfort in sharing that/those aspects of their personhood. Helping those amplify those voices in a way that respects their privacy is tricky, but I’m convinced we can do it.
@Ron "I should probably floss a whole lot more" I nearly spit my drink reading that :). Although I wouldn't classify "platform diversity" in the same way as the diversity intended by this thread, I can understand why you would be disappointed in what appears to be an Apple focus here. Being an "Apple Person" myself, I can attest that for some reason we love talking about every silly little Apple-related detail. I'm guilty! In my defense, I have been talking a bit about Linux lately. Does that count? :).