I would like to share an Idea here with SCN design and moderator team.
Putting this forward as a blog as this is just my view point and many fellow SCNer could share their ideas.
Many new people who have just joined/relatively new to SCN could have got a feeling to have a separate space for novice.
There would be many instances, people get many doubts in the new technology area they started to work. Sometimes, it is tough to search in the community and find an answer for what they are looking for as they are not yet familiar with the terminologies and technology. SCN could save to some extent here with the an awesome new design and search functionality. A simple appreciation is definitely not enough to the team who have put in their efforts here.
But if a person fail to find the information what they are looking for and post a question in regular forums, it would be straight away rejected by moderators.
Most of the questions which a newbie get looks silly for other experience folks in the community and hence SCN has strict rules of engagement to maintain the quality of the content. I do respect SCN rules of engagement. We shouldn’t post silly questions which might not add any value to the community.
But, how about having a separate space for novice say “Novice corner” where a newbie can post their big issues (Which is obviously silly for others 🙂 ). This area would be like a sandbox system.
Point system can be altered as below to avoid any exploitation.
1. Anybody can answer any question.
2. Points can be rewarded to only people having lifetime points of certain threshold limit (Say 200). For others, point system can be grayed out.
3. Number of points for helpful answer could be 2 and for correct answer could be 5.
This way, experience people who really want to help their new buddies can still answer the questions but without expecting any points 😉 .
This approach also helps relatively experience folks to start answering these small questions and start their SCN reward point journey. Many times, these guys won’t get a chance to answer in regular forums as many experience folks are rapid enough to solve any damn problem in this world. Big thanks to the experts to take out time from their busy schedules and help others… 😎
If this doesn’t sound crazy, a beta version can be tested in high volume areas like ABAP development space.
Hope this idea wouldn’t be taken as offensive against community guidelines and valuable feed back is much appreciated.
Link for voting this Idea if you like 😉
Replaced the word Fresher with Novice. Never realized that, there is no word called “Fresher” though it is extensively used in India 🙁
Thanks guys for notifying this.