This is a discussion forum about the SAFE Network, a decentralized data storage and communications network that provides a secure, efficient and no-cost infrastructure for app developers.
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Use the right category
Before posting a topic, look at all the categories and try to select the one you think fits best.
beginners: Are you new to the SAFE Network? Read the SAFE Network FAQ, introduce yourself in this topic and feel free to create a topic that contains all the questions you have!
support: This is the place to ask for help about anything related to SAFE Launcher, SAFE Demo App, SAFE Vault, MaidSafeCoin/Safecoin, SAFE Launcher API, etc.
features: Topics about existing and potential features of the SAFE Network.
apps: Topics about existing and potential SAFE Network apps.
safecoin: General discussion about Safecoin. News, features, economics, etc.
price: Topics about the MaidSafeCoin/Safecoin price.
farming: Topics about farming equipment, techniques and experiences.
development: Technical topics about the core libraries and APIs of the SAFE Network.
RFCs: Topics about existing and potential SAFE Network RFCs.
updates: Milestones, announcements and weekly updates related to the development of the SAFE Network.
community: Topics relevant to the SAFE Network community.
blogs: Topics discussing blog posts that are directly relevant to the SAFE Network community.
events: This is the place to organize and announce events that are relevant to the SAFE Network community.
initiatives: Topics discussing ongoing projects involving documentation, community outreach, and organization of the SAFE Network community.
podcasts: Topics discussing podcasts that are relevant to the SAFE Network community.
videos: Topics discussing videos that are relevant to the SAFE Network community.
press: News articles, interviews and other press that are specifically about the SAFE Network.
marketing: Topics about marketing strategies and discussion related to potential app builders, farmers and users.
cybersecurity: Topics about the range of things that the SAFE Network protects against, and for discussing new threats, and ways to mitigate them.
Some categories are not displayed on the homepage, but they are easily accessible via the Categories page. This is because the goal of this forum is to focus on discussions about the SAFE Network. Therefore the following categories are not displayed on the homepage:
related projects: Topics about projects that are similar or complimentary to the SAFE Network.
meta: For bug reports, suggestions, complaints, discussions about moderation and other questions that are specific to this forum or to the Discourse forum software, please use the meta category. You can also contact the moderators directly by sending a private message to "moderators". And if you spot a reply or a topic that is not in line with the forum guidelines, please flag it.
off-topic: Topics about politics, philosophy and anything else.
uncategorized: Topics that don't need a category, or don't fit into any other existing category. We try to avoid having topics in this category, but if you are not sure what category to use, just leave your topic uncategorized and a moderator will move it to the appropriate category (if there is one).
Where is this forum hosted, who pays for it and who is taking care of it?
This forum is hosted on the servers of the Discourse team, paid for by MaidSafe, administered primarily by @frabrunelle (Francis Brunelle) and moderated by a group of active community members.
Here is a short history of the SAFE Network Forum:
In April 2014, @David (David Hedqvist) created this forum using the Discourse forum software, the maidsafe.org domain name and the hosting service provided by DiscourseHosting.
In July 2014, @David added @ioptio (Paige Peterson) as an admin.
In October 2014, @David announced that he didn't have the time to take care of the forum anymore and that he was looking for someone to replace him. @frabrunelle, who had proposed himself as an admin, took over the role of @David.
In February 2015, after asking the opinion of the community, @frabrunelle changed the domain name of the forum from maidsafe.org to forum.safenetwork.io, in order to make a clear distinction between MaidSafe the company and SAFE Network the technology.
In December 2015, the forum was moved from DiscourseHosting to the servers of the Discourse team.
In August 2016, the domain name of the forum was changed from forum.safenetwork.io to safenetforum.org.