Recently a new Proposal: Cardano was made and I wonder if there is actually enough demand to answer questions about it. When looking at stackoverflow there are 22 questions tagged with cardano. This does not look like there is sufficiently large community demand

  • Eventually, yes. Cardano devs. The evolution of Cardano is so early right now. Apr 9, 2021 at 22:05

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check out forum.cardano.org - lot of technical questions regarding to how to setup a pool, using a wallet, and much more coming when smart contracts will be available to develop.

  • There are a large pool of programmers on stack overflow that will be more comfortable with a stackexchange site. It is also an opportunity for them to easily see how similar problems with or concepts about Cardano development are approached in other languages.
    – user212212
    Apr 11, 2021 at 23:42

There are many Cardano related questions on stack overflow that are not tagged with "Cardano". Other community specific terms include Plutus, Marlowe, Oroboros, Daedalus and others. When searching on stack-overflow for many of these terms there are many results that are unrelated to Cardano that need to be filtered out or skipped.

Having a separate site for Cardano will increase stackexchange's value to the Cardano community.

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    None of those have any questions.
    – Dr-Bracket
    Apr 10, 2021 at 13:51

As of 20 March 2021, There are 276k members in Cardano subreddits 5k members in Cardano Developer subreddits, 5K plus members in the pool operators telegram channel, and 50k plus members in Cardano telegram channels. A substantial number of technical questions are raised in these channels and get answered. Being an open-source project with multifaced high-value applications the size of the community is large. Unfortunately non of these provide a self-evaluating format at oar with StackExchange in building up the community knowledge.

In addition to these Cardano is build on Haskell which needs the support of best-in-class developers. Therefore an exclusive site for Cardano is a current requirement.

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    exactly my thoughts, I'm still very new to the reddit community of cardano, but I already see that a lot of questions are asked over and over again. would be great to have one platform with stackexchange, where we can build a high quality Q&A platform for Cardano!
    – jumper85
    Apr 5, 2021 at 12:01

No. Maybe there will be in the future, but larger communities have used a tag on stack overflow for longer than Cardano has existed.


I am involved in another blockchain project (Elrond) that is somehow similar with Cardano. So we talk about a similar complexity.

I can say that there are a lot of questions. They are not so obvious just because they use other communication channels (internal forums, reddit, telegram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.). Even from the development point of view, there are hundreds. But there are also many from users.

And I really think that the community can have more than 2500 questions in a few months (if enough contributors). This kind of projects, with their own infrastructure, are more complex than just some simple crypto coins built on another protocol.

Recently, I created a list of possible tags for the future of the Elrond proposal. And this is big, even if this project has a lot of things to build or improve: next Staking phases, NFTs, DEX, Launchpad, Swap, Lend, Synthetics, Stable coins, Bridges, etc.

The blockchain good projects are expanding and they will be bigger than we could imagine now.

So, I think that the strongest blockchain projects deserve their own site. It's easier now than splitting something later.


What you are seeing now is just the front runners who understand Cardano's potential even in its infancy. The people working on/with Cardano are creating the landscape for the people that will actually need this site for support. The community is getting a head start paving the way for the influx to come. You will notice more views and questions soon.

Build and they will come.

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    "Build and they will come" is objectively false when it comes to Area 51 proposals, and is clear evidence that a community for the proposal does not exist.
    – Nij
    Feb 20, 2021 at 23:22
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    I don't understand why you regard the idea as "objectively false" when the number of followers has risen from 50 to 300 in about three days. I'm not as familiar with Area 51 proposals but that seems like a growing community to me.
    – user212081
    Feb 21, 2021 at 12:11
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    The idea is that you should already have an established community that is interested in using a new site here. The attitude of "build and they will come" flies directly against the philosophy of our network, which is more in line with "build first and then we will let you have a site." Historically, we have seen proposals that did not already have an established community fail over and over and over, which is why we now have existing community requirements. This isn't the place to be hopeful. It is the place to prove you are already worthy.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Feb 21, 2021 at 17:15
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    New to this, I will rein in my enthusiasm accordingly.
    – user212081
    Feb 21, 2021 at 20:25
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    I believe the Cardano community is a little different to other stackexchange sites. The community has a common interest in Cardano but consists of a very diverse set of roles. Not all the users who will find value are developers, but gathering all the communities Q&A needs together in one place will promote beneficial cross-fertilization and allow us to build a knowledge base about terms as they relate to Cardano. E.G. staking, Daedalus, wallets, Atala, native tokens, plutus, marlowe, etc. They have different meanings elsewhere on stack... sites. I believe it will grow if we get to Beta
    – user212212
    Apr 5, 2021 at 13:17

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