I would like to propose a few new additions to the Peercoin.net website and thought I would start a thread for the discussion.
With the integration of the new Peercoin header on Peercointalk it was realised that the links most likely need to be updated and reviewed at least. I feel there should be a uniformity across the sites, and Peercoin has a number of additional developments that I feel are worthy of potentially a new heading. I feel we should be linking projects like Peerbox, Peershares, Peer4commit and the Peercointalk Services in the header. I feel the title community is more of a link to the social side (twitter, facebook, reddit etc) and there should be a section separate for additional developments and projects. These are great projects and tools to help people integrate with Peercoin and the sign of active development within the community.
Secondly I would like to propose a Blog or News section on Peercoin.net. This idea was raised in the discussion to migrate to discourse and I think [member=890]Sentinelrv[/member] said he had something like this in mind for the site. I wanted to outline what would bring me back to the site or to leave a tab open to watch or track something. I feel we should have a page dedicated to new Tweets, reddit posts, forum topics, facebook posts within the last week but updated in real time. This page would be populated with all new articles and store the article (so that if someone retweets or reposts the article then it would not be duplicated, or if posted on facebook and reddit, only 1 would show on the news page). The data should be populated via bots or feeds where possible and there should be some good logic that can be added to and constantly improved to subcategorise the articles, but also alow an admin user to move topics to desired sections, so if say a tweet went out about ppc price we would display this under a section titled economics, or a new youtube video on how to build Peercoin from source on windows goes under section for guides or something.
Next I was thinking about the possibility of some ppc charts or stats that we could display on peercoin.net. These could be nice and simple bar charts of money supply, btc-e price current price watch and history etc but most of these kind of charts already exist. What I feel we need is something more designed for the actual day-traders, so something like https://zeroblock.com/ but also showing the depth of the market. This way we could encourage exchanges to provide API’s of their exchanges to help provide this data for the charts if they do not already do so, we should be able to get something up for btc-e and this will help new people see which exchanges stand out from the big listing we have on http://peercoin.net/exchanges as at first glance on this screen I would not know which exchange to trust or which has good volume of PPC available. Yes it may highlight that some exchanges have very little to low volume but it will show which exchanges are willing to develop and listen to our requirements for such charts. This kind of chart and data would be intended to attract traders who are not necessarily interested in the background behind PPC but are looking to leverage PPC against BTC as price swings on the USD for example. The more data and info the better, yes charts are pretty but numbers are important to. The only concern I have here is the storing of the data and how quickly we may end up with a mass of data that slows the loading of the site or that page and that we do not use up all the space on the server, agreed easy to get more but this is something that would need to be monitored or thought out and calculated.
Any thoughts suggestions?