Readme should be improved

in #utopian-io6 years ago (edited)


I will suggest that the steemgigs repo's readme should be more detailed and probably a contribution guide.


Below is a sample readme format for I would love steemgigs to use

# Project Title

One Paragraph of project description goes here

## Getting Started

These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for development and testing purposes. See deployment for notes on how to deploy the project on a live system.

### Prerequisites

What things you need to install the software and how to install them

Give examples

### Installing

A step by step series of examples that tell you have to get a development env running

Say what the step will be

Give the example

And repeat

until finished

End with an example of getting some data out of the system or using it for a little demo

## Running the tests

Explain how to run the automated tests for this system

### Break down into end to end tests

Explain what these tests test and why

Give an example

### And coding style tests

Explain what these tests test and why

Give an example

## Deployment

Add additional notes about how to deploy this on a live system

## Built With

* [Dropwizard]( - The web framework used
* [Maven]( - Dependency Management
* [ROME]( - Used to generate RSS Feeds

## Contributing

Please read []( for details on our code of conduct, and the process for submitting pull requests to us.

## Versioning

We use [SemVer]( for versioning. For the versions available, see the [tags on this repository]( 

## Authors

* **Billie Thompson** - *Initial work* - [PurpleBooth](

See also the list of [contributors]( who participated in this project.

## License

This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the []( file for details

## Acknowledgments

* Hat tip to anyone who's code was used
* Inspiration
* etc


# Contributing

When contributing to this repository, please first discuss the change you wish to make via issue,
email, or any other method with the owners of this repository before making a change. 

Please note we have a code of conduct, please follow it in all your interactions with the project.

## Pull Request Process

1. Ensure any install or build dependencies are removed before the end of the layer when doing a 
2. Update the with details of changes to the interface, this includes new environment 
   variables, exposed ports, useful file locations and container parameters.
3. Increase the version numbers in any examples files and the to the new version that this
   Pull Request would represent. The versioning scheme we use is [SemVer](
4. You may merge the Pull Request in once you have the sign-off of two other developers, or if you 
   do not have permission to do that, you may request the second reviewer to merge it for you.

## Code of Conduct

### Our Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as
contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project and
our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body
size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience,
nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and

### Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment

* Using welcoming and inclusive language
* Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
* Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
* Focusing on what is best for the community
* Showing empathy towards other community members

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

* The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or
* Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
* Public or private harassment
* Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic
  address, without explicit permission
* Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a
  professional setting

### Our Responsibilities

Project maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable
behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in
response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.

Project maintainers have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or
reject comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions
that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or
permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate,
threatening, offensive, or harmful.

### Scope

This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces
when an individual is representing the project or its community. Examples of
representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail
address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed
representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be
further defined and clarified by project maintainers.

### Enforcement

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be
reported by contacting the project team at [INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS]. All
complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that
is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is
obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident.
Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

Project maintainers who do not follow or enforce the Code of Conduct in good
faith may face temporary or permanent repercussions as determined by other
members of the project's leadership.

### Attribution

This Code of Conduct is adapted from the [Contributor Covenant][homepage], version 1.4,
available at [][version]



Here is a list of few readme that are awesome

  • ai/size-limit - Project logo, clear description, screenshot, step-by-step installing instructions.
  • aimeos/aimeos-typo3 - Project logo. Clear description of what the project does. Demo screenshot. TOC for easy navigation. Easy installation and setup sections with screenshots. Links for further reading.
  • amitmerchant1990/electron-markdownify - Project logo. Minimalist description of what it is. GIF demo of the project. Key features. How to install guide. Credits.
  • anfederico/Clairvoyant - Multiple badges. Clean logo. Simple install instructions. Clear overview of the project accompanied by a schematic. GIF demo. Extensive code examples.
  • angular-medellin/meetup - Project banner. Badges for stats. Well placed emoticons. Contributor's photos.
  • athityakumar/colorls - Multiple badges. Clean screenshots. Simple install instructions. TOC for easy navigation. Good contributor guidelines.


This will make it easy for potential contributors like me and many others to find it easy to contribute to this great project. @surpassinggoogle

Posted on - Rewarding Open Source Contributors


Thank you much. Will look into it. May i please ask what your expertise is?

I'm a full-stack javascript developer and I'm so much interested in contributing to this awesome project

Does the involve react? I left you a discord

Hey, I'd love to help with this. I'm a writer with programming background and experience doing tutorials. Do you mind if I get started and send you a pull request soon?

I believe with a nice readme and contribution guide, we can all make it happen.

Can't wait to see Steemgigs succeed

I created a basic readme and submitted the pull request. Hope you like it!

Helpful post thank you I follow you

Hi Ajala @jalasem. Glad you joined us here. I know you'll surely make a good impact on steemit. Helpful post btw.

Awww, what a lovely post, i gained a lot of inspiration from this. Great!!

Your contribution cannot be approved because it does not follow the Utopian Rules.A contributor can not know how a particular project should work more than the project owner. Thanks

You can contact us on Discord.

thanks, but at least I passed my message already

thank you for the information

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