It is a pleasure to meet you all! My name is Michael, and I am a full-stack web developer.
I have over six years of IT experience overall; I originally cut my teeth on data analysis and security while working for the Department of Defense.
As an ambitious individual with growing career aspirations, I decided to branch out into web development about four years ago and haven’t looked back. I built my first site with WordPress, and I have been on a sharp upskilling curve ever since, which ultimately led to my first experience with
IFPS last year. But enough talk about me.
As of 01 Apr 2021, we currently have a community of 5,138 members. Which is fantastic, by the way! But at the same time, user participation seems to have grown stagnant on these forums. I joined two months ago, yet most of the posts I saw this morning I remember seeing on my first day. That is why I think we need to scale up.
Esteemed developers, contributors, maintainers, and community members, I offer you the…
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Area 51 is a legitimate feature of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A communities, the most famous of which is Stack Overflow, a well-renowned resource trusted by software developers across the globe.
What some people do not realize, however, is there are many such communities; Stack Overflow is just one example.
The purpose of Area 51 is to act as a breeding ground of sorts for establishing new Stack Exchange communities, and anyone who is a verified member of an existing Stack Exchange site can submit a proposal for review.
Goals & Objectives
My proposal, to be more specific, is to create a Stack Exchange community for IPFS with these goals in mind.
1). Increase popularity and grow the IPFS user network.
2). Accelerate the adoption of the technology.
3). Create a more publicly available and centralized source of IPFS knowledge.
I already have the required Area 51 profile and the draft proposal drawn up. What I would need from the community in the immediate future, assuming we have enough support for this idea, is outlined below.
After you’ve submitted your proposal below, here is what you’ll need to get started:
- 5 example questions you would like to ask on this site
- 5 users who are willing to ‘follow’ this proposal
Proposals that do not meet these requirements within three days after submission are subject to removal.
It wouldn’t be hard for me to recruit five foolhardy types and jump in the deep end of the pool without involving the
IPFS community as a whole, but that would be neither ethical nor prudent.
Which explains why you are reading this proposal.
References: FAQ Page provided by Stack Exchange outlining the details of creating a new community.