User Groups Brainstorm

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  1. tacotime

    tacotime Hero Member

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    #1 tacotime, Jan 4, 2016
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    Hey guys, you may have noticed some identifying markers on some users (i.e., "developer", "organizer", and so on). I was hoping I could get some help with putting together proposals for more user groups on the forum. Here are some of the requirements to help guide this brainstorm:
    • It represents a core competency for a user - i.e., it is the main area where that user will contribute
    • It is dynamic so users can move in and out of different user groups as their interests and skills change
    • It should be neutral but respectable so that new users aren't intimidated by the markers on other users but rather act as identifiers so users can find each other in conversations and collaborate on projects
    • It should not denote hierarchy over other users
    I should add that the goal here is to come up with enough user groups so that everyone who participates can find a user group that acts as a smaller community for them in the larger Decred ecosystem.
     
  2. tacotime

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    To kick it off, here's something I've been toying with that I hope others find interesting. "Designer" is going to be an obvious user group since there has already been some great contribution from users here - and we can use the help! What about a user group for users who are active on social media and blog for example? I don't quite know what label to put forward yet, since "activist" could be too eyebrow for some as it may not really represent a neutral denotation. Any ideas and thoughts on this proposed user group and others?
     
  3. Lee Sharp

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    Promoter?
     
  4. tacotime

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    Definitely a possibility. My only concern is that it could have a potential negative connotation since we all know what it means in other contexts if we don't like the thing they're promoting. Don't want people to be associated with "shilling". I could be off on my interpretation though. You'd probably be up for developer when the code is public and open-source?
     
  5. Info

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    some loose ideas:
    -Designers
    -Promoters
    -Specialist/Specialists or Support
    -Marketeer (for the ones who are using Decred as selling place)
    -Press (official news about decred)
    -Developers
    -Professionals
    -Starter (for every new member)
    -Contributor (someone who has contributed to decred or donated something)
     
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  6. Costin

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    I thought about Contributor too!
     
  7. Freedom2Choose

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    All great ideas! And after using this forum for a bit I am really starting to like the format and layout of it over other forums I frequent.
     
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  8. chris

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    Hi,
    Obviously there is overlap but as ingsoc suggested it should represent their core competancy. The way I see it going so far (keeping it simple):

    We have the software gurus:
    Coder

    Cryptographic people who will have the skill set and capacity to review the code base and offer improvements where possible:
    Crypto

    The miners are simple:
    Miner

    Hardware/embedded systems:
    Engineer

    Systems architect or planner, the guys that are looking ahead:
    Architect

    Bloggers and other web based contributions
    Media

    Then we have artists/graphic designers:
    designer or artist come to mind

    All the above should be earned based on forum contributions and GitHub activity etc.

    It may be possible that an individual can have more than 1 label, I'm sure most crypto guys can code for example.

    I also like developer but it can mean many things. If I wanted to pull a group of people together i would like to know their core skill set.

    Just my 2 cents
    Chris
     
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  9. Lee Sharp

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    Well, I have zero cryptography skills, so I may not be doing much hard core coding. :)
     
  10. Costin

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    There's always time to learn :D
     
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  11. tacotime

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    Thanks for the suggestions! A "Miner" user groups is definitely going to be important - some users will only contribute in that way which is significant. I think "Advocate" may be a neutral and respectable user group for those interested in contributing through social media and creating awareness for Decred developments, as they occur. Another one being toyed with is "Enthusiast" for those users that are active on the forum but don't have a distinct area of contribution pinpointed yet.
     
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  12. raditya

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    May be you can add me become Marketer or promoter sir
     
  13. If Decred have project to build exchange like Polloniex , Bitstamps , mtGox , i can help in and join together into team . :)
     
  14. Info

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    I support your opinion because I really want to know that too if I see such things.
     
  15. anvoice

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    #15 anvoice, Jan 5, 2016
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    I think "enthusiast" is good for someone who just likes it here.

    Probably the groups should be kept fairly straightforward: i.e. have a short list without significant overlap to keep things simple. There could always be subgroups/specializations later on, but too many groups make things confusing. Perhaps a public "skillset" subcategory should be added on the forum profiles for a more detailed specification.
     
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  16. LastNinja

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    I'll take the "Philosopher" marker ;)
     
  17. RegenX

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    ( someone to translate the crypto-babble into something resembling plain English)

    here is an example , something which could be translated:



    Bitcoin Trading Cautiously Into XT Implementation Day

    Bitcoin price fell through both the reference Fib line and its 4-hour 200-period moving average, and still no definitive sell signal has formed in either the 1-hour or the 4-hour chart.

    The price pattern resembles a base of advance, if viewed a certain way, but it also resembles a B wave teetering on the edge of a precipice – with an imminent sell signal threatening to implode price to the downside.

    Because Segregated Witness has been widely applauded for inclusion in Bitcoin Core, and it offers the added benefit of allowing non-contentious blocksize increase, most traders may have forgotten about XT.

    The present sideways “wait” is, arguably, stretching toward the XT implementation date on 11 January. The adoption of XT is unknown and the day presents some uncertainty. There is no doubt being expressed by core developers or most miners, but the general bitcoin public has been exposed to far more publicity about XT than SegWit. So when the XT vs Core rhetoric starts flying in the coming days we can expect some price moves and a trend direction to emerge when miners’ verdict is clear.

    There is no particular technical indication about which way price will go, and both the price pattern and its moving averages are ambiguous. So, we can only wait for a clear signal – most likely on, or around the XT execution date, 11 January 2016.

    Avoid the temptation to anticipate direction. Once price does enter a trending move there will be plenty of pips and profit.

    Summary
    Trading holds price in consolidation. Some uncertainty about the outcome of miners’ XT block vote may have the market in wait-and-see anticipation. Despite plenty of histrionics and blockchain opera from Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn things did not fall apart when the blocksize capacity limit was hit – for several days in a row during November and December. Bitcoin is Bitcoin Core – Satoshi Nakamoto’s same original reference implementation – now able to raise blocksize with a scientific mechanism, and with minimum contention.
     
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  18. tacotime

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    This is a really good idea. Definitely something to keep an eye out for. I imagine it would be quite rare to find people who can readily translate things into a simpler form as it's quite an art form to master. If you see any, let them know there is interest in user group for it.
     
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  19. Costin

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    +, thought about this also, we need translators.
     
  20. Anarki

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    Translator group should be more for language instead of tech words, for that it would better for to be called as an interpreter.
    I could be in this technobabbler group as I nearly on a daily basis have to talk in layman's terms to non-tech computer users, mostly my relatives.
    and basically what "Bitcoin Trading Cautiously Into XT Implementation Day" is about is this;
    bitcoins value in trade is so sporadic in price averages that XT implementation is waiting for the graphs to show more predictible future averages when the blocksize is increased to make future use more profitable.
     
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