Proposing 30 *day* challenge - help others and coach the newbies

Proposing 30 *day* challenge - help others and coach the newbies
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#1

this is something I wanted to propose for a while…

is anyone interested in doing a challenge to so 30 (not consecutive if it can’t be) days of helping others in the forum?

All it would entail is going to the list of posts that have no response and responding to one a day. for 30 times… over roughly a month… And coaching anyone through any issues they in that post. or directing them to additional resources?

to find posts with no response, the good people at fCC have set up a link in the contribute page which does the search for you…

from: https://contribute.freecodecamp.org/

raw link: https://forum.freecodecamp.org/c/help?max_posts=1 linked below:

I’m gonna do this anyway, but thought I might see if anyone else is up for the challenge?

give it a try!


#2

Problem is a lot of the remaining questions are fairly old.

I’ve tried to answer some of the newer questions related to FCC questions I’ve seen without answers (and not just in Help, but in the Javascript section too)

but after a certain point (months later) is it worth it?


#3

Currently, only the first and second posts with no response are less than 1 month old. Honestly, anything over 1 - 2 months old probably is no longer relevant. By now, the OP probably already figured out their issue (assuming it was not a Project Feedback category).


#4

Hi @DarrenfJ. I would like to see a forum with 100% response on all Q. I’m in.


#5

I’m into opening it up to not just help… project feedback as well…

I guess I can modify the proposal to suggest go into the link, find one that seems worth replying to (ignore the staledated ones) and reply… if there’s nothing worthy (too old etc)… find something recent that you can add a positive contribution to


#6

FWIW you can modify the url for any section to find the unanswered posts:


#7

@randelldawson Yes you are right from one point of view but one occasional user will love to search for an answer, even months after initial question, and find an answer. As u can see, on fcc there are a lot of Q out of fcc’s curriculum to say. Finding an answer to almost anything will make the forum more and more popular.


#8

I think if you all want to work on such a challenge, it is good practice to help others. I do this for several hours every day already. I just do not focus on the older stuff. About 6 months ago, I attempted to do what @DarrenfJ is proposing, but found 90% of the time, the posts were either duplicate posts where the duplicate post already had an accepted answer or the OP responded back with “I already figured this out” after I spent the time writing up responses.

Maybe, to not waste your time on such posts, reply back to the OP with something like “Just checking if you still need help with this question”. That way, hopefully you will get a response either way.

@sorinr With respect to non-FCC related questions, I often find the exact same question over on StackOverflow by a user of a similar name posted within an hour before posting on the FCC forum. Typically, these type of posters are not interested in learning anything. They just want you to do their homework or work project for them. If someone has some code to show with such a question, I will typically make an attempt to guide them in the right direction, but I will not bother if I can tell they just want someone to give then a working solution. The only exception to this rule, is if the problem needing to be solved looks useful for one of my own projects. Then, I will figure out a solution, but instead of posting the solution, give the OP hints and general algorithm steps to get them to figure it.


#9

excellent idea.

also agree with this (guidance and not solutions):

if the problem needing to be solved looks useful for one of my own projects. Then, I will figure out a solution, but instead of posting the solution, give the OP hints and general algorithm steps to get them to figure it.


#10

Sure. There are a lot of duplicate questions on a lot of forums, including SW and FCC. It would be nice to have some control like “issues” on a github repository and close those already answered but still with reference available to the issue closed


#11

I do this already… or did… in the gitter chatrooms… for the last year or so… I was just proposing it here as well… as more of a challenge/coach thing…

of course I know there are regulars already doing this without any fanfare… not trying to take ways form that…

Just proposing it