As you may have noted, Cardano is attempting to take the next step in StackExchange’s Area51 to reach the beta phase. Proposal Removed - Area 51 - Stack Exchange
This is not as easy as the previous “please place a click” steps were, because of this commitment
phase has 3 challenging criteria’s.
As you can see this phase has (only) reached 24% because it’s the minimum score of the three criterias.
reach at least 200 committers => we need another ~80 users.
up to now only 24 of at least 100 committers fulfil this criterion. So we need another 76 committers with at least 200 reputation points on any StackExchange portal. The most known is probably StackOverflow where developers can find ask and get almost any answer. But there are many more and not only for developer and internet experts: All Sites - Stack Exchange
all committers together must show some recent activity on all other Stack-portals
IMHO criteria 3 will be reached as soon as we solve the most challenging one: criteria 2
If you create a new login on StackOverflow you will earn your first reputation point.
This site shows more information on how and how much reputation points you can earn. Tour - Stack Overflow
This is not that easy as it looks like because this system and community is very restrictive and aggressively moderating any attempt to “just collect some reputation points”. It aims to have very high quality answers to all kind of questions, without many duplicates. And a very lot is already asked and answered.
I tried to answer to one of Ruslan’s questions (he posted some years ago)
by pointing him to another answer
this attempt was commented and then blocked between minutes by two other guys because I didn’t flag it but only wrote a comment.
The problem is: as long as you don’t have earned at least 15 points it’s not possible to “simply” flag a question as a duplicate to another question/answer. So when you are a new user you first have to contribute with some real answers. One accepted answer will bring you +10 points. You need 200 points to move Cardanos commitment phase from 24 to 25%
Looking around a little bit I found something unanswered where I could easily contribute my knowledge:
and so I earned my first 10 points.
So, what’s all this about?
IMHO simply asking for some commitment clicks seems not enough to me to reach the next step (beta site) in 2018.
It looks like User “TeeJay” proposed this site (User TeeJay - Area 51 - Stack Exchange) and his user description is “tech enthusiast on a learning curve. Working with IOHK to support global marketing, awareness and delivery of Cardano” So it looks more like a promotion idea and not a from-for-developers thing.
Other crypto projects like IOTA and Stellar are already at beta level and see there how difficult it will become without real developer interests and contribution: iota - Area 51 - Stack Exchange
IMHO it’s not simply done by
First of all, we would need some attention pointed to this criteria 2. It’s not enough to reach 200 (newbie) committers!
And this means we need some people with existing reputation (where, how, why, …?) or at the very least invite people to collect reputation on SE sites.
I also wonder if one some the developer guru’s at IOHK (I believe they have hired Superman right?) have some reputation or some DEV colleagues who could jump in?
Please don’t get me wrong: I’m only in favour of either doing something neat or letting stay at all. (at least until the right time comes)
(Feel free to eat all grammar and spelling errors)