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 :)