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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 15:26
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Those of you who have been following our blog, or our linked in discussion group, or are on our partner list will know that quite a few people have been working on a new question and answer site for CiviCRM, based at Stack Exchange.  CiviCRM is already a super helpful community. Stack Exchange provides a really powerful tool that 'curates' the question and answer process much more effectively that traditional forums. We think the combination of the two, will take our community based help and support to the next level, but we need your help to do so.

Before the powers that be at Stack Exchange will grant us a CiviCRM Q&A platform, they want us to prove that we have the community to make it work. They are asking us to get people to commit to our proposal.  We need at least 200 people to commit. We've already got over half way there in just under 2 weeks, which is pretty good but we have a way to go yet.  Commiting should take less than a minute so please click here to commit to our new Q&A site.

Thank you for committing! If you are interested in helping out a bit more, then read on...

Committed people is not all we need.  We also need people with a reputation (stack exchange sites are all based in large part on reputation) to commit.  We currently have 29 out of a required 100 people with a reputation on related stack exchange sites.  If you don't yet have a reputation of at least 200 on another stack exchange site (and building a rep of 200 is not particularly hard), please feel free to let people know in the comments below, and they will do their best to help you out by upvoting your questions and answers when appropriate.  You might also read these tips on building your reputation.

If you are interested in more background, have a look at what artfulrobot wrote on why this would be a good idea for us.

I'm pretty sure that we'll get ourselves a stack exchange site soon, but we'll need to put in a bit of collective effort to get there.  Hope you will join us since I think it will make a big difference to our end users experience of CiviCRM - which is good for everyone :)

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Hey people,

Getting more of our users over the 200 mark on another stack exchange site is what will push us into beta.  This is actually EASY and FUN to do, but don't take my word for it - see http://discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/questions/18678/how-long-might-it-take-to-build-up-a-reputation-of-200-on-another-site. I created this wiki page where people who want our help to get to over 200 can sign up, and we can keep track of people we are pushing over the limit: http://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRM/Stack+Exchange+proposal

  • If you want to get to 200, add your name below and start answering questions on another stack exchange site. People will come here and vote up your good answers (which should of course, be written in good faith, with the aim of gaining or sharing knowledge).
  • If you want to help people get to 200, choose someone below and add to their reputation when you think they deserve it. Of course, all your votes should be for genuinely helpful posts, we want our presence on StackExchange to be a win-win for everyone.

Thanks all!

Hey people,

Getting more of our users over the 200 mark on another stack exchange site is what will push us into beta.  This is actually EASY and FUN to do, but don't take my word for it - see http://discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/questions/18678/how-long-might-it-take-to-build-up-a-reputation-of-200-on-another-site. I created this wiki page where people who want our help to get to over 200 can sign up, and we can keep track of people we are pushing over the limit: http://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRM/Stack+Exchange+proposal

  • If you want to get to 200, add your name below and start answering questions on another stack exchange site. People will come here and vote up your good answers (which should of course, be written in good faith, with the aim of gaining or sharing knowledge).
  • If you want to help people get to 200, choose someone below and add to their reputation when you think they deserve it. Of course, all your votes should be for genuinely helpful posts, we want our presence on StackExchange to be a win-win for everyone.

Thanks all!