@davidpbrown .. it's a wiki .. please improve it!
I'm not the PR/Marketing for BitShares.. I cannot speak for what the core devs consider the future of BitShares is. Those closer to them need to resolve that and make it clear and the grander narrative can draw on input from me and others but right now I wonder each individual has a perception of what BitShares is. I'm arguing the devil's advocate from the perspective of cryptostocks but perhaps BitShares is becoming all about bitUSD. I wonder that there is value in cryptostocks because it will bolster the potential for future adoption of assets.. it gets people in the door and interested in BitShares for another reason than what could be mistaken as an exotic alt currency.
BitShares needs to define itself. I've suggested in other threads that we need a Mission statement and a Vision statement exactly because I think we need a clearer focus and defined boundary to what BitShares is trying to achieve, in order that we don't waste energy off target.
If ["The primary purpose of the Bitshares X system is the ability to generate bitUSD"], then that is relatively clear but in the case that BitShares wants to be the platform those new business looks to in order to manage their IPO and engage investors, then that needs to be declared more obviously.
That's not a decision I can make.. I've no motivation to put my single perspective into the wiki, just to have it fixed by the next person. We need consensus and that needs to draw on a sense of what opportunity there is for growth. If there is a chance to engage new businesses, perhaps cryptostocks are worth promoting above bitUSD even. I wonder big uptake in bitUSD is something we expect in the future. Right now, new IPOs might help?.. but what potential is there for that??.. what 'DACs' have we seen that are not from the inside of BitShares???
I was invested in MasterCoin at the time they did MaidSafe.. that was their biggest achievement to date, although the Omni wallet is useful, that IPO got huge coverage.. principally because of MaidSafe but perhaps BitShares can get press on the back of companies that launch through BitShares IPO platform?
Regardless, I think the wiki structure and content needs an overhaul by someone who is PR/Marketing.. take a step back and restate what BitShares is and will be in the near future - from the perspective of those who might use it. That then would be a tool that would enable others to promote Bitshares. Fixing the wiki more useful than a trifold leaflet, which I still haven't read.