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Create a wiki to catalog answers and examples.

Create a database/wiki of frequently asked questions and answers in compilable code form. As an example, at least once a week someone will ask "How do I sort an array?". Rather than a member having to explain how to store the elements, where to find the sort function, etc every time this happens, we should simply add an entry to the examples database called "Sorting an array" and spend the few minutes that we would have spent explain it to a single person writing a brief description paragraph and some code that demonstrates a typical use case. I recently did this for an open source project I work on (http://www.vtk.org/Wiki/VTK/Examples) and it has reduced the daily work of members on the mailing list ENORMOUSLY. Once the database gets to a reasonable size (which doesn't actually take that long with lots of people helping!), an astonishing number of questions can now be answered in a single line reply - a link to one of these examples. When a question has not been seen before, if someone thinks that it is general enough to be useful in the future, it is added to the database. With 3/4 of a million members, these example databases (with the right overseeing) could quickly turn DaniWeb into not only a forum, but the main internet source of programming knowledge!

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    daviddoriaAdmindaviddoria (Admin, DaniWeb) shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →

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      • daviddoriaAdmindaviddoria (Admin, DaniWeb) commented  · 

        I have launched programmingexamples.net to serve this purpose. I'd still like Dani to maintain it, so continue to vote so she sees the interest!

        Dave

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