The full title:
"Why daniweb attracts only newbies with no interest to stay in programming and what can be done to keep the others as well ? "
Over few past years now (six my profile says) I love daniweb because it is a polite and civilized place to be (especially in times that I am programming alone , you shouldn't never be alone in programming in my point of view , the interaction is what makes us better and opens our horizons) . I have wrote my objections about the new “design” but this isn't the main problem , it is the main policy those days , one view for all (there are “pages” in their minds and not applications yet , maybe after five years we will talk about that) .
For some reason it seems that daniweb is the ideal place for people that have a minimum relation to programming and don't really care , to ask a question or two and then leave. This is great because most days , there are more than three questions a day in a hot tag e.g. PHP but if someone knows the basics will be get bored asking if earth is not flat 1000 times , who asks here the first time and then learns , have no real reason to be in daniweb for next visit other of helping others.
One strategy would be to make posts about major things in programming to keep the spirit up as programming “religious wars”. E.g. ORM vs Data Mapping , or other interesting things. Yes this topic would be a bit hot with maybe pointed opinions but would keep the programmers here because in all the discussion something new might arose. I tried that some years ago with no affect.
One other strategy could be if the main page of each language ( I hope that soon to be realized that each programming language is a different field ) had news. A blogging like system that there would be tutorials , interviews , code snippets and why not frew product reviews for advertising revenues.
One other strategy would be the subject of the month in every language (if daniweb hasn't a big community in lets say “R” language than the subject doesn't need a refresh). I am not talking here about “religious wars” but something like “the problem is x … how would you solved this ?”.
I am moving from one company to other (in both I have a percentage but currently I work alone, (I am sure that I will remember those days as great but as I said interaction is what move us forward) ) the couple past months , so I had the urge for that interactions. That made me think why daniweb has even fewer visitors than a project that I abandoned three years ago. Has fewer visitors but great programmers just hanging out , and besides that I believe great people as well. I don't know if Dani like the idea to speak this loud. But I didn't stand on the problem I gave some proposals, I would love to hear others as well.
( I still find offensive the payment system , and as I understood it is not working as expected for people trying to get the 5 or 10 bucks out of it (even 50 but who cares). You can't say to others “pay to have better answers” you can say “pay to mark your question as sponsored and above others”. If you are going to create answers and responders then none serious responder would be here for 0.10 per hour. Calculate that “payment” and send a gift to the responder or even a check … don't make it too market )