So recently, a new user asked a well-meaning question, that was along the lines of "How did you learn all these things and at what point in your life/career did you make the decision to learn a golfing language." Although I don't think this precise wording fits on meta, it did strike me that we don't really have a single knowledge base of languages anywhere on meta/ppcg (besides the language showcase, which was allowed to stay open, but it was also determined that a new solution still needs to be found). Therefore, I'd propose coalescing the other questions about language usage and language scoring into a single wiki-esque question (very rough draft here).
So... thoughts? The way I see it, the proposed knowledge-base would serve as a sort of it intro point into PPCG, providing easy access to learning resources. In addition, the question itself could serve as a general welcome to PPCG, but probably not.
We do already have a few FAQs and introductory questions such as the scoring faq, the language showcase and the testing instructions thingy, and the idea would be to either link to those answers and/or include the decisions made in those answers in the answers to the proposed knowledge repository.
Some options I've thought of (but will refrain from posting as answers - feel free to post/polish these if you want):
- Don't make the proposed question and rely on pre-existing meta posts
- Make the knowledge base, but have it primarily focus on learning & discovering the many languages of PPCG, and perhaps link to a main language page, interpreter, and any potential tips page
- Include as much detail (without going beyond introduction) as possible in each answer, as (roughly) described in this very rough draft
To sum up, should we have an introductory meta/ppcg post that lists languages, and resources for those languages, or should we rely on pre-existing posts and the all-powerful Esolangs wiki?