I filed my first bug report to Gnome after I experienced a critical crash. The bug reporting tool just pop up on the desktop and I just write on what I did before the crash. After sending the report, I got back a response in 5 mins (wow). I play around with Beryl and the bug was gone. I went to the Beryl bug report page and did a search on my issue. It was a known issue and I replied my Gnome bug report stated it wasn't a Gnome bug. :P
Suddenly, I felt like I was being part a community (I also awarded with 1 point for being a reporter :D). I dug further more on the Gnome bugzilla site and I found all the contributors are from different background (wow).
That is really cool.