Since it's a local website, people can understand each other easier and can say their ideas and opinions in the language which they prefer.
We don’t have any requirements or definition about our audience so anyone is welcome to say her/his opinion or ask for some help from other people.
What about the staff of Geek.tj? Did you develop it by yourself or with a partner?
I’m doing it alone and we have moderators with different level of privileges. I’m usually in charge of technical stuff (keeping it up and running, upgrading, clean up, etc.). Each section has active members, who are usually answering questions, or writing tutorials and personally I do write in almost all sections and if I see some questions which I know the answer, I’d participate in the conversation as well.
From technical side, it took me about 10 days to run and I’ve spent the most time on “How it should work” rather than “how to make it work”. Since I was/am doing tech stuff, it wasn’t that hard to get the server, install operating system, services, etc.
Thinking about sections, about interface, rules, etc. – was the hardest point.
How many active users do you have currently and what topics they are discussing?
It depends on how we define the active user but usually we have 10-15 unique user logins (registered users) per day. Some of them are mostly online and active on board (5-6), some others come several times per day and some of them not so often, it varies.
Currently we have wide range of topics including general discussions about information technologies: programming, networking, operating system, databases.
I think it’s up to other people to answer and personally I think they will. I think the question is how/why rather than yes or no. I think soon or late they may want to use it and as I’ve explained before, we’re working like a hub between specialists.
How can Geek.tj help them in the future?
It depends on how they want to get help from it. There were cases which some people asked about question which had no answer even on other websites and forums. And after 2-3 days of investigations (lol) we’ve figured out what was wrong and finally made it works.
Since it’s a local website, people can understand each other easier and can say their ideas and opinions in the language which they prefer.
Also, we have ability to do some stuff “physically” rather than some online conversation. A person may need to install an operating system urgently and willing to pay 20$ for it. I can guarantee that there is no platform/website which can help people to do so (from both employer and employee side) which works in Tajikistan.
There are freelancing websites out there or perhaps Q/A sites such as stackoverflow, but none of them are working in real life and they’re just virtual. Basically, our platform is also working as a freelancing website for those who are seeking a job or specialist.
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