I often like to do little thought experiments with all the different aspects of the network and think of the possibilities for apps/projects etc. I usually find that not being a coder hinders me slightly. I just imagine the concepts and processes at work and think “what if”,“why don’t we” etc, because I find it enormous fun…like a giant Cryptic crossword, but I’m often missing a small snippet of information that a coder could answer.
I’m just thinking that presently most input is from coders I reckon, who may think a certain way (or not, just saying training and experience etc influences the mind), and we could be missing a lot of creative input from other professions/interests that could look at problems from a different perspective. Anyway, to cut a long story short, should we have a thread where we can just “Ask a coder” a simple question to help others join dots together and get some creative juices flowing?
Often, I’m reading a thread and a light bulb will go on, then I’m away with the faeries in thought, then realise I’m missing the knowledge to enable me to decide whether to continue pondering or just dismiss as unfeasible. What I mean is I often find myself going off-topic because I’ve thought of something and I could just ask the question on a specific thread instead.
An example question:
"Would a shop accepting Safecoins be able to record Safecoin transactions directly from their website/wallet easily for accounting purposes or would/could an app need to be developed? Is this something that a website designer would use a “shopping basket” type thing to do, that plugs into the wallet somehow?