I would like to propose some major changes to the categories of this forum.
I think now is the perfect time to make these changes so that we can start the New Year on the right track!
Are you new to Project SAFE? Read these topics first, introduce yourself and ask any questions have!
It can be overwhelming for a new user to decide which category they should use to ask their questions. And even if they do find the right category, it’s likely that they will ask a question that has already been answered. I think we should have a category where it doesn’t matter if there are duplicate questions. Users can just ask the questions they have in their head and experienced members from the forum can point them in the right direction. I know this category is necessary because I often get messages from new users (since I send them an automated welcome message) and they reply with a list of questions they have. It’s easy to tell a user, just search the forum but there are so many topics and resources that it can get overwhelming for a new user.
Technical discussions about the core protocol, the MaidSafe APIs and developing apps.
Milestones, announcements and weekly updates related to the development of the SAFE Network.
For developers who have errors when compiling MaidSafe, etc.
News articles and other press about the SAFE Network.
This category is pretty good as it is. The only thing I would change is make it more strict so that it’s not enough if MaidSafe is simply mentioned in the article. The article should be about the SAFE Network as its main subject.
Topics about existing and potential features of the SAFE Network.
Topics about farming equipment, techniques and experiences.
Everything about the currency of the SAFE Network: safecoin.
Topics about existing and potential SAFE applications.
Topics about marketing strategies to target potential developers, farmers and users.
Topics about user/developer guides, white papers, screencasts, diagrams, examples, tutorials, animations, etc. that focus on the SAFE Network.
A lot of people ask questions of the type: “Will X be possible on the SAFE Network?” or “How does the SAFE Network do X?”
This is the place for events, meetups, conferences, etc. (both “real” world and online). Announcements, discussions and meeting minutes can all be posted here.
I am thinking of making this a subcategory of marketing.
In this category each topic should be a question that is thoroughly answered in the first post. That first post is a wiki post that can be edited by anyone. Use the rest of the thread to discuss the content of the first post.
I am thinking of deleting this category.
Topics about technologies not directly related to the SAFE Network. For
example, this is the place to talk about other decentralized
technologies (e.g. Bitcoin), computer security and cryptography.
Topics about politics, philosophy and anything else.
Discussion about this forum, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.
Topics that don’t need a category, or don’t fit into any other existing category.
A category exclusive to members with trust level 3 and higher.
Private category for staff discussions. Topics are only visible to admins and moderators.
Let me know your feedback. I will make changes based on your suggestions.