It's time to start BUIDLing a Knowledge Center for Bitcoin Cash developers.
bitcoincash.stackexchange.com "could" become a home for Bitcoin Cash developers, enthusiasts, and the like .. but first, it will be up to the community to make it happen, by proving our worthiness to the Gods of SE. 🙏
So, be prepared to offer up your MOST inquisitive questions? 🧐
StackExchange is the #1 Q&A website for many technology communities; and they won't just accept anybody. As a community, the BCH developers will need to prove ourselves worthy, and appeal to their good graces.
How do we do that? Well, I thought you'd never ask:
Interested parties propose and discuss sample questions to define what the site is — and is not — about.
Users are asked to commit to participate in the site to assure that the site will have enough participation — we don't want to create ghost towns.
The site is launched for a beta period to seed it with questions, develop the FAQ, appoint temporary moderators, and refine its design.
If a site reaches critical mass, it becomes a full member of the Stack Exchange Network.
Search engine discovery (eg. Google, DuckDuckGo, Baidu, etc)
A public knowledge base (especially for NEW developers)
Before the world will see what we have to offer; StackExchange restricts us a staging area. It's the same for ALL new communities, in order to show off what of "value" we've got to offer to the greater SE network.
It's nothing too onerous, but I urge you to please check out their FAQ, for more complete details on what's required for us to qualify.
This is the very first stage of bringing Bitcoin Cash to the SE network. And this is where we are now..
The goal is to come up with at least 40 questions that embody the topic's scope. When at least 40 questions have a score of at least ten net votes (up minus down), then the proposal is considered "defined."
So, we need to get to work. Start posting your questions and respective answers to the staging area. Once we've reached the 40 question minimum, we can then proceed on to the next phase.
Ya'll know how this works already, so no explanation needed (but just in case .. click on the links provided above).
A site moves to the "Commitment" phase when its definition is complete and it has a show of support from enough potential users. If a proposal doesn't have followers, the site will not get created.
With all the knowledge and talent of the Bitcoin Cash community, it shouldn't take very long to reach this next phase.
Beta. Perhaps the most important phase. This is the actual, live site set up on a "probationary" basis to see if people use it.
This is where we NEED to reach .. and this is when we GO LIVE!
It's going to take work though. I'm prepared to support in any and every way possible. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly if you have any questions about how to contribute to this effort.
If a proposal loses momentum, it may be re-evaluated or merged with similar proposals. Proposals with insufficient activity are subject to removal.
This is what we DO NOT want to happen. So please consider using this staging area as an alternative to posting ALL developer questions, as opposed to Reddit, Telegram, and GitHub, at least until we get through to Beta.
This is first and foremost a community for "expert knowledge"; so it's very important to be as technical as possible when posting new questions.
Avoid asking questions that are subjective, argumentative, or require extended discussion. Stack Exchange does not work well with questions like "Which is the best…"
I don't want to discourage ANYONE .. It's also perfectly okay to be vague or uncertain. All questions will contribute in shaping the "definition" of what this new community will become.
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