Simplicity, clear guides, explanations and notes to the point of absurdity is what is needed.
I know that since I’m delve in many projects and did involved in some and that’s exactly what is needed everywhere. Nothing should be left undocumented if it can be documented and should be done precisely from the pov (point of view) of a person that you consider contributor or public.
There are a lot of communities that simply scratch the surface of documentation and tells you that it’s fully documented. I haven’t come across a project yet, that would be finally documented to the point of no questions. That should be the goal and technically it’s achievable.
Telling that there is a community that is taking care of it and not point the clear resource already tells you that everything is too ambigious already. That’s not how you treat contributors. It’s an old way since the Linux project and the like started. It actually never worked and was brute forced till today. And you can see now how “well” the Linux project actually goes technically with all the Kernel 27.8 million lines of code to satisfly the duplicated market devices. That’s unmaintanable.
If you know something you should become the expert guide and write that guide, even the most obvious parts and your thoughs. That’s how you get other people to research and improve.
If you want improvements, everything should feel as if you are guiding everyone by hand. Simply and in details and let the community do the rest over the time and decide what has been done correctly or not, makes sense or not.
If you can’t guide “by hand”, you should at least reference and show where your knowledge stems from at any turn. And I mean linking courses and learning resources that would require to understand things and pointing out your own personal notes. A development and more scientific mode is what is needed for TZM. Everything should be done simple and with a posibility to test things.
Well at least that’s how I’m going about my own future projects and things.
I know that there is Discourse forum, I know that there is Github or GitLab repository. It’s not enough to point out these things as you can see.
To make TZM community to work is really devastatingly hard work itself. I’m not even suprised that this forum haven’t become active and even hope that this forum won’t be hype based. It’s a good thing that there not many people considering that, nothing is clear in the eyes of the newcomers.
It might not be for you, but it’s clearly for me and most of the other community members.
The needs for such forum, what are the resources needed CPU cores, HDD/SSD, RAM, general load information of the server are also what is absolutely crucial to inform such community.
Even I could have found a way to minimize the costs by simply being at the right time and looking at this information when I was considering closing a 7 years virtual private server plan based in Europe. https://www.hostinger.com/ at one point, did provide enormously cheap long term VPS that was as well of at least moderate quality. Haven’t had any problems setting up a high load gaming server.
If I knew any of this information I’d quickly extend the life of the this Discourse forum (even if Discourse itself is based on technologies that are actually not that stable or long term)
CPU 6 Cores, 6 GB RAM, 6 TB Bandwidth
I used to have a favour of getting ~90% of discount for this kind of server, and it would have been at around 10-15€ per month for around 7 or more years. Then you could transfer to another hosting to preserve the costs as low. But even now it’s 70%. I assume there is no need for this kind of server to run Discourse, so it’s just an example.