TL;DR: Stack Exchange Network is a popular site developers go to hash out ideas, propose new projects, working through remote online communities. Area 51 is its staging zone, “where groups of experts come together to build new Q&A sites that work just like Stack Overflow,” the platform promises. A Bitcoin Cash thread was created only days ago, becoming a top trending “Hottest Proposal” on the network.
Bitcoin Cash Ranks as Hottest Proposal
A self-described OG dev “back from the ashes,” read.cash user nyusternie recently posted a challenge: make Bitcoin Cash a thing on Stack Exchange (SE). The hope is to eventually have bitcoincash.stackexchange.com live as a “home for Bitcoin Cash developers, enthusiasts, and the like,” nyusternie explained, “but first, it will be up to the community to make it happen, by proving our worthiness to the Gods of SE. So, be prepared to offer up your MOST inquisitive questions.”
And questions are coming … more than three dozen in only about 5 days, in fact. How will CTOR help scale Bitcoin Cash beyond its current tx limits? and Do SPV wallets have to implement the DAA (Difficulty Adjustment Algorithm) used in Bitcoin Cash and if so: why? to What is the origin of the Bitcoin Cash “network magic” values? (0xe3e1f3e8 for the main network, and 0xdab5bffa for the test network), among many others, are quickly gathering attention and upvotes.
“Stack Exchange is the #1 Q&A website for many technology communities,” nyusternie insisted, “and they won’t just accept anybody. As a community, the BCH developers will need to prove ourselves worthy, and appeal to their good graces.” That means SE is very, very selective and puts prospective projects through the paces before formally listing them. The first leg involves a so-called definition phase in order to bring Bitcoin Cash onto SE. “And this is where we are now,” nyusternie continued. “The goal is to come up with at least 40 questions that embody the topic’s scope. When at least 40 questions have a score of at least ten net votes (up minus down), then the proposal is considered ‘defined.'”
The goal is to come up with at least 40 questions that embody the topic’s scope. When at least 40 questions have a score of at least ten net votes (up minus down), then the proposal is considered ‘defined.’
As of publication, the number of questions has been reached in terms of raw numbers. However, also as of this writing, only 21 of those questions currently meet the upvote threshold. “So, we need to get to work. Start posting your questions and respective answers to the staging area. Once we’ve reached the 40 question minimum, we can then proceed on to the next phase,” nyusternie assured. From there, it’s on to the commitment phase (determined by the number of followers), and then to the beta phase, “Perhaps the most important phase. This is the actual, live site set up on a ‘probationary’ basis to see if people use it. This is where we NEED to reach .. and this is when we GO LIVE!” nyusternie cheered, encouraging those interested to register with SE, follow the current thread, and upvote questions they find of value.
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