Now that the new website is up, it might be a good time to think about starting a wiki. I think it would probably be best to have it on peercoin.net but without any link to it until it has enough content, but we would have to ask super3/TheWildHorse about that. For now, we can at least start thinking about what type of content we would like to have on it in the future.
There is already a wiki on github but it is very outdated and still called “ppcoin”, so I think it would be better to start from scratch. We can move over any relevant information to the new wiki.
Previous attempts to start a wiki haven’t really taken off, so I have decided to post a possible outline of what pages we could start with. If you can say what parts you agree or disagree with then we can start to get an idea of what people want and hopefully be successful this time. Lots of other coins have decent wikis so I think Peercoin deserves one too.
Main page: Welcome to the Peercoin wiki etc…nicely presented links to everything someone might want to know about Peercoin.
Peercoin: A brief overview of the basics, including history, proof of stake + proof of work, economics, and community.
Beginners’ guide: Available software and how to install, how to obtain peercoins, minting guide, mining guide. There might be overlap here with the website, but people will expect to see it in a wiki so it needs to be here, even if it just repeats info from website or links to it.
Frequently asked questions: Can take info from website and old wiki FAQ page.
Proof of Stake: This is where the wiki can really shine in my opinion. This forum is arguably one of the only places that serious discussion of proof of stake has occurred. There is a lot of info that can be summarized and presented nicely on the wiki instead of sprawled across the forum. When people research proof of stake it would be great if they can find our wiki instead of having history rewritten by other coins.
Myths: Take info from pillow’s thread if pillow agrees. Can be similar to the bitcoin wiki myths page.
Getting involved: How to contribute to the Peercoin community (post on the forums, develop, market, contact merchants/exchanges for adoption, submit a proposal to the marketing fund, donate on peer4commit, improve the wiki.)
List of services: A list of services that exist within the Peercoin ecosystem…merchants, exchanges, block explorers, tools etc.
Developer Documentation: Can link to Bitcoin info where necessary to prevent some work, and then just have the Peercoin-specific details where things differ.
By this stage, the wiki should be good enough to justify its own existence and can be made visible on the peercoin.net homepage. Then we can possibly work on specific pages explaining individual projects such as Peerbox, Peer4commit, Peerunity, and Peershares.