Proposal: CiviCRM

It's been only one week since we started the commit phase and we already have almost 100 commiters. That's really great and it demonstrates that CiviCRM community is strong and eager to improve mutual support.

Almost everyone commited in this project is new to Stack Exchange, so the challenge will be to find 100 person with 200+ rep in any other stack exchange website.

2 possible ways :

  • get some Stack Exchange users from other community (Drupal, WordPress, ...) to come support us
  • build up our rep in at least one other Stack Exchange website

Personally, it took me about 1 week to get 200rep in http://drupal.stackexchange.com and i see several other people having done the same or close to do it. It is quite some job but it's doable.

Most of us will find it easier to gain rep by asking or answering CiviCRM questions. So, why not start using drupal.SE, joomla.SE or wordpress.SE to ask for questions about CiviCRM.

It will fill several needs :

  • get into the habit of using SE and see if it's a good option for us
  • answering real CiviCRM problems that people are having right now
  • get the rep we need to eventually get to next phase

What do you think ?

  • I just signed up, and have about 3K rep over all their sites, but the rep is not showing up in the member list.
    – P a u l
    Oct 23 '14 at 23:42
  • Thanks Paul. I'm pretty sure it's just a synchronization delay between instances of SE. All problems like that i have seen are solved in a matter of hours.
    – samuelsov
    Oct 24 '14 at 0:35
  • I'm not sure if it's acceptable to TOS, but if we ask a question and other people from this board upvote someone's answer... that will help get some people up to 200 quicker. As I said, not sure if that's legit according to TOS but if they are valid questions and real answers, should be okay, right? Oct 24 '14 at 4:57
  • Just showing example here by asking a real question on drupal.SE and see if CiviCRM community is there : drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/134851/…
    – samuelsov
    Oct 24 '14 at 21:10
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    If there's a whole bunch of people trying to answer a lot of questions in short order, coming from a CiviCRM, and likely Drupal skill set, then it's an excellent time to ask questions, both because it'll help people get their rep up, and because it's a good time to tap into all that available help.
    – mc0e
    Oct 25 '14 at 11:12
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    Be careful. I answered a Drupal SE question about how to enable an easy membership payment system on Drupal with a recommendation to look at CiviCRM (with a caveat regarding complexity) and got some negative rep for my troubles. Oct 27 '14 at 15:43
  • @samuelsov I came to the same conclusion, been posting on the drupal site and it hasn't taken too long to reach 200 (nearly there, just need to get a couple more up-votes).
    – Coleman
    Oct 29 '14 at 0:23
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    @awasson I like your answer, just gave you an up-vote for your trouble :)
    – Coleman
    Oct 29 '14 at 0:24
  • @Coleman Thanks. I'm close to that 200 barrier now. I hope to hit it tomorrow. Oct 29 '14 at 6:04
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    Thanks for posting this @samuelsov! I had the same thought a couple days before you posted and made an effort to answer some questions on Drupal SE. By today that had resulted in enough upvotes to push my rep over 200. There's a surprisingly large variety of StackExchange sites that I wasn't aware of until this push to get one for CiviCRM. So people may have non-CiviCRM areas of expertise where they can rack up points answering questions. Do you know about board games? Bicycles? Politics? Hinduism? Beer? There's an SE site for you: stackexchange.com/sites# Oct 30 '14 at 16:45
  • Thanks @KelleyCurry, and nice work referring new folks. We're doing great everyone, let's keep them coming!
    – Coleman
    Nov 5 '14 at 17:54
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    if any SE noobs ask good questions on civicrm in stackoverflwo or drupal answers can we post the links here? updvoting good nooby Q & As will get the noob over 200 very quickly if a few of us share the love Nov 9 '14 at 2:40
  • @ErichBSchulz: you are right. I personally receive by email any new question about CiviCRM by following CiviCRM tag. Everyone who ask new question should not forget about the tag.
    – samuelsov
    Nov 9 '14 at 15:30
  • Here a question : stackoverflow.com/questions/26818672/…
    – samuelsov
    Nov 9 '14 at 15:40

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