Faateh Mohammad22 Hello Product Hunters! I am Faateh Mohammad and I am currently in 9th grade. When I got interested in Bitcoin and blockchain technology last year, the journey for knowledge was not easy. Most of the material out there about Bitcoin is written from the writer’s perspective but not from the reader’s level. Many Bitcoin explanatory articles are filled with technological jargon and difficult vocab words. Soon I realized that this is a general problem for many topics. Try to make sense of any complex topic, such as CRISPR from Wikipedia. It is incredibly confusing unless you are an advanced learner or an expert. After facing those frustrations, I decided to build Explain Me Please. Explain Me Please is an attempt to create curated, targeted content for the reader -- the reader who could be an ambitious middle school or a nerd. I would love feedback and criticism!
Niv Dror2 @faatehim Nice work Faateh 👏
Saif Al Falah1 @faatehim aha! Although, ELI5 (Explain like I'm 5) would've been a better name IMO.
Faateh Mohammad2 @saifalfalah Yeah, that was originally the case. However, I thought the topics covered so far were more difficult. Certainly going forward for some topics, I will target 5 year olds. Thank you for your feedback!
Daniel Fitzpatrick2 @faatehim The observation about writing from the perspective of the writer as opposed to the reader is a great insight. I think sometimes we write to communicate how knowledgeable we are on the subject as opposed to trying to communicate the subject itself. And I think ELI5th grader would be better! With every topic, there has to be a line drawn for where to assume the reader's knowledge level is at, and I think a 5th grade education is a good place that would be the most helpful to the most people. Maybe check out https://www.producthunt.com/posts/hemingway-editor-3-0 Love the idea; I spend an awful lot of time on the "simple english" version of wikipedia. I look forward to what you make of this :)
Daniel Fitzpatrick3 @faatehim Just took a real look at the site and saw the different explanations for different viewpoints. Love it! As far as getting expertise and varied perspectives on more topics, consider putting this on github! At least until you can get wikipedia-esque editing/moderation. It would let others contribute their knowledge, and it's a good place to talk about what kind of topics/features to add next!
Faateh Mohammad1 @dancyfits Hi Daniel! I really appreciate your feedback and comments. Explain Me Please is actually currently on Github. I will make sure to spread it around and allow other people to contribute via pull requests etc. We really hope we can add high-quality content on a regular basis.
Niv Dror19 Excellent use of Twitter's new 280 character limit: https://twitter.com/faatehim/status/928944787121758210 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DORPaFHVwAA8npx.jpg
Faateh Mohammad4 @nivo0o0 Thanks Niv!
Krushnaal Pai6 This is the need of the hour. It's simply amazing how a 9th grader understands core human motivations while most first-time entrepreneurs focus only on building products that look cool. Keep adding more terms, this thing has a great future. Especially the way you executed by adding categories - "7 year old", "Average Joe", "Video", etc. This falls between Google Search and Wikipedia. Simply brilliant.
Faateh Mohammad3 @krushnaal_pai I really appreciate your heartfelt response Krushnaal. It is my goal to make this an Improved Wikipedia. I will make sure to keep adding content on a regular basis. :)
Andy Bell1 Such a great idea Faateh. Tackling real user needs here :)
Faateh Mohammad1 @4ndeh Thank you so much Andy. It is great to hear your feedback and comments.
Abdul1 I like it, keep going 👏🏼.
Faateh Mohammad1 @abdu1m Thank you Abdul. I will make sure to keep going and adding content regularly. Stay tuned.......
Will's Myth1 Great work Faateh!
Faateh Mohammad1 @jucaslames Thank You James!
Akshay Kadam(A2K)3 Great work Faateh. Loved it 😍 I understood Ethereum finally 🎉🎉 Thanks to u 👍 Maybe u can check https://guide.freecodecamp.org/ to find some content. It is also a great site related to Programming Content. Although, it is also new so not a lot of content.
Faateh Mohammad1 @deadcoder0904 🎉 Yay! 🎉 Great to hear that! I will check out FreeCodeCamp :)
Daniel Fitzpatrick2 @deadcoder0904 another plug for free code camps new guide. It's kind of like what @faatehim is trying to do, but for programming topics.
Ayush Chandra1 Great work !! Very interesting app !!😊
Faateh Mohammad1 @ayush_chandra Thank You Ayush!
Sameer K2 Nice work @faatehim!! Love how simple and straightforward the website is. Can't wait to see more content. What is the end goal for Explain Me Please? Any plans or ambitions besides adding more topics? Congratulations once again!!
Faateh Mohammad1 @thesameerk Hey Sameer. Thanks. I hope to build a next generation Wikipedia. Let me know if you would like to get involved in any way. I really appreciate your feedback.
Chelsea Scholz2 Ah I love this. This is similar to a subreddit I follow called ELI5 (explain like I'm five), except it can be explain like whatever-age-I-want. Really cool!
Faateh Mohammad1 @chelseascholz Hi Chelsea. Thank you so much.
Song Eng1 This is definitely my level.
Faateh Mohammad1 @viliconsally Great to hear!
Saif Al Falah1 One small thing, at its current stage, Bitcoin isn't exactly low cost or fast. It has started costing a lot to get a transaction included in a block and it takes a long long time for it to get confirmed.
Faateh Mohammad1 @saifalfalah Hi Saif. Thanks for all the feedback. I agree. I will make sure to update.
Saif Al Falah1 @faatehim Great! I've a question. Do you write on all of these topics yourself or do you have people helping / guiding you?
Faateh Mohammad3 @saifalfalah All the content is unique and was written by myself. There was some editing and feedback from family members. If you have any other questions Saif, you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Saif Al Falah1 @explainmeplease @faatehim Wow! I almost didn't expect this. Keep doing what you do. Also, let me know if you want some help with editing or feedback. I'll be happy to help. 🙌
Shiva Singh Sangwan1 Love it. Good work Faateh :)
Faateh Mohammad1 @shivagg Thanks Shiva :)
Srebalaji Thirumalai1 Good one. Very similar to Explain me like five. Precise and understandable :)
Faateh Mohammad0 @srebalaji Thank you Srebalaji! I appreciate your kind words.
Ian0 Great jargon-free explanations, a little short but not too short. Very disappointing however to find the usual assumption that only Americans are reading (on Yemen Civil War), most people aren't American and most people aren't in the U.S.
Harrison Malone1 Really useful product @faatehim I appreciate that you've ensured that people who learn better through video (like me) have an option
Faateh Mohammad0 @harrisonmalone_ Thank you Harrison!
Mihec Podlesek🚀1 Congrats @faatehim!
Faateh Mohammad0 @mihec Thank you Mihec! All the best in your projects.
Eighty9 💻1 looks cool but agree with most ui could do with work & re wording if its on github happy to contribute
Faateh Mohammad1 @iice89 Hi Daniel. Thank you for your feedback. The code is on Github => https://github.com/faatehim/xplain. I would love if you could contribute :)
Ivko Maksimovic0 Privacy error (https) after I click "Explain me please"
Rudy Lee0 Nice work! Seems very useful for a lot of people.