We are happy to open up the next RFP. This RFP requires documentation instead of code but can still have a major impact on Decred. RFP0004 - Refactor and Update Wiki Documentation Note: This RFP is open to you. You are asked to submit proposals if you are competent in this area and the money will go to you if your application is successful upon completion of the work proposed. Please send all proposals to: rfp2016 <at> decred.org Closing Date: All proposals must be submitted by 06:00 PM UTC March 8th, 2016. Description The Decred Wiki is in need of refactoring and updating to make it easier for interested outsiders and novice users to learn about Decred, setup a wallet, perform other basic actions and to understand how the various network parameters affect their user experience. Requirements Familiarity with setting up dcrd, dcrwallet, web wallet, and stake mining on Linux and Windows Ability to write clearly and simply in English A decent understanding of the details of how Decred works as a cryptocurrency Experience writing documentation is optional Scope In order for Decred to gain more users and wider acceptance, it must be made more tangible to outsiders and novice users by having simpler explanations of how Decred works and why they should use it. The Bitcoin wiki at bitcoin.it is a good example of the sort of simplified explanations that are needed for Decred. This is particularly important for Decred's new hybridized Proof-of-work/Proof-of-Stake system. A rewrite or substantial editing is required for the landing page and the introduction page. Setting up a Decred wallet seems to be a difficult process for some users and there are several common misunderstandings that arise in that context. Guides must be created for setting up the web wallet and dcrwallet on Linux and Windows that are simple, minimal, easy to follow and include screenshots. Based on posts on the forum, it is clear that people have trouble understanding how wallet seeds work and how they need to be handled from a backup and security perspective, so there needs to be content specifically addressing these issues. Some parts of dcrwallet and the web wallet do not work as expected or planned, and users must be warned about these limitations. The documentation for setting up stake mining needs to be simplified and made clearer. The solo stake mining section requires simplification and updating so that relatively novice users can both understand the requirements of such a setup and get it working without event. A section on stake mining using a stake pool needs to be added. A single page explaining the various network parameters of Decred is needed. These parameters are encoded in the dcrd source code and include things like block times, the subsidy change interval, retarget intervals for PoW and PoS, maturity times for tickets and votes and fee-related limits. Questions about these parameters come up very regularly, so this needs to be linked from the main page in a prominent place. Estimated Work 1 week FTE or greater (1 FTE = 40 hrs/week). Proposal Proposals should include: Estimated completion time Any proposed additions to the scope described above, along with a short explanation of why the scope should be changed. Payment required Milestones Partial payments shall be made at the following milestones: Completion of the wallet documentation updates Completion of the stake mining documentation updates Completion of the network parameter and introductory explanation documentation Modification of these proposed milestones is acceptable, and must be accompanied by sound reasoning in a proposal. Under no circumstances shall payments be made in advance of work being completed.