Thank you for the post Scott as it is not obvious to me from the forum.makerdao.com front page that would indicate to me anything about Discourse (no powered by Discourse or anything in the following links or that I see on the forum itself etc.)
I still need to check Davids onboarding guide(s).
I also flipped up the menu here and checked.
and nothing that suggests anything about DIscourse or a link to the Discourse link you posted.
I think I’m really going to have to take some time (which currently in short supply atm) to explore everything I can find regarding MakerDAO since the more I paw around I find less of what I expect to find.
So I am back to thinking about what should be in the Welcome thread. The about and FAQ really are about forum ‘decorum’ and not really about MakerDAO which is what I was pawing about for. Pretty much the Awesome MakerDAO but man that document slowed me down and put me off (and I already know a lot about Maker itself - the DAO part not so much at this point).
But this document is ‘thick’ and ‘dense’. I honestly have probably made it through like 1/4 (if that) of that document and the links there in just because of my time constraints and I have spent a fair amount of time on it. I’m making notes ofc and not just causual introductory reading and that is slowing me down. I’m literally talking ELI5 for newbs - a quick easy read than can be completed by anyone within an hour to give a basic quick ‘Introduction to MakerDAO as well’ - i.e. the DAO and Maker aspects, as well as introduction to ‘official’ channels - forum, etc. This document by necessity would have either as embedded links or probably a link to a ‘resources’ page so users can use the ‘Introduction to MakerDAO’ page OR the resource page linked as the primary starting off point to dive deeper into aspects of MakerDAO beyond when they are looking for stuff.
The point here is if we are looking at providing info to people from all perspectives IMO best to provide ELI5 summary info with links to midlevel info (Adult but not an expert in anything) and then the links to the very expert and sophisticated details (the literal guts).
I want to make sure you guys aren’t thinking I’m just whining here. I’m a guy who digs through deep journals and has over 25 peer reviewed scientific publications (may be more now I don’t know my VItae is not up to date with respect to papers) and I read thick deep stuff all the time. For some reason what I encountered here really made me pause. I think ‘we’ can do better but it will take some time and effort. It is why I stopped just trying to quick scan Awesome MakerDAO and started a document with notes so I could gather all information and then try to digest it into a form more pallatable from my mind/eye.
Which brings me to a last question.
Is there a sort of complete ‘resource’ quide that has links to pretty much everything regarding MakerDAO? I have a feeling AwesomeMaker DAO is trying to be that but until I literally get huge blocks of time to go through it I won’t know.
Thank you again for listening and I hope once we get through this we will have something people go ‘wow, I learned so much so fast. I’m in.’