Technical forums are places where you can sense that there’s a hope for humanity! No kidding. If you think about it, it’s a place where humans help each other out without expecting anything in return (in almost all cases), what I just said is a fact. So now if you agree that forums are a great place, How about contributing? So if you’re not contributing already, here are the five reasons that may prompt you to start contributing:
1. Help someone out.
2. Solve a real-world problem
@paras_doshi and also learn from the real life challenges that people are facing with a certain technology 😉
— Florin Dumitrescu (@fdumitrescu) June 26, 2012
[Thanks Florin Dumitrescu for pointing this out!]
3. Discover great resources on Inter-webs. This is so because, while answering questions – people drop awesome links in their answers and invariably they are great free resources:
@paras_doshi and learn. I discovered one of the best coding links for help are StackOverflow and Quora.
— Hardik Pandya (@HPsay) June 26, 2012
[Thanks Hardik Pandya for pointing this out!]
4. Learn from other super-smart people and Network with them
5. Test (or “Validate”) your technical know-how
Technical forums like MSDN or StackOverflow are best places to “test” technical know-how. And yes, help someone!
— Paras Doshi (@paras_doshi) June 26, 2012
And One more:
Earn reputation (Build your Brand, they say)
What do you think? If you are already contributing on technical forums – what motivates you? And if you’re not contributing already – what’s stopping you? And I believe that everyone knows about tons of things which others are interested in. You just need to find a place to share that!