I'm totally not an expert, but do you think it could be possible to sell an answer or question on any Stack Exchange in NFT (non-fungible token)?

There are a lot of question around this: how could it harm Stack Exchange in term of quality, is that in alignment with SE values, etc.

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    why is it necessary? all info here should be public. – mindstormsboi Apr 5 at 10:47
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    Everyone downvoting, I didn't mean to harm to SE, I just wanted to know how we could relates NFT and SE. – Hugo Gresse Apr 5 at 10:55
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    @HugoGresse No one thinks you are harming SE :) Votes on feature requests indicate approval or disapproval of the proposal, they are not.personal. – Mark Kirby Apr 5 at 11:17
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    The day questions and/or answer will be sold, I'm stopping all my activity on Stack Exchange network for good, and I'm 100% sure thousands of other active users will do the same. It will almost surely be the end of Stack Exchange. (Well, the sites will stay online, but become mass graveyard of questions without answers.) – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Apr 5 at 12:05
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    @MarkKirby Right... except that at no point, this post was a feature request. It was originally tagged discussion and is now tagged support. – Tinkeringbell Apr 5 at 12:49
  • Just to be clear: NFT is money. Plain and simple. You can call it NFT, PGSFTRR, or anything you like, but in the end of the day, it's something someone has to buy with real money. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Apr 5 at 13:34
  • I should have probably not mention "sell" and only "relates to" or "can relates to", but indeed, it was only a discussion. Thanks anyway for pointing this as duplicate, I found the first answers useful, as well as the comments relating to Google Answers. – Hugo Gresse Apr 5 at 13:38

I'm unsure what the value of this would be - considering all our posts are under some variety of CC-By-SA.

By design, our answers can be shared freely (which is antithetical to something being unique) and belong to the 'commons' of the internet. With *millions* of posts - there's rarely specific answers or questions whose 'ownership' (and I'm unsure what the ownership would mean here!) would have some specific, additional value on the open market. "I own the NFT for the infamous parsing XML with regex question!"

Then what?

In theory I guess NFTs add artificial scarcity to 'virtual' items - but outside speculators, there's literally no value in NFTs. In the case of posts here - they don't really map to virtual versions of physical objects as many NFT subjects do. Posts on a site are not collectable (unlike a physical piece of art, and an NFT as an analog to that, or a trading card and its NFT analog)...

As such, I don't particularly feel that its a logical fit for what we do here.

  • Thanks for your answer! It seems indeed that it doesn't fit, and there is the question on the edition by other peoples of an answer/questions too. Thanks for the clarification! – Hugo Gresse Apr 5 at 10:52

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