OK I went ahead and did it. I don't really care for the hosting provider (wikia) but it's free and easy to set up. Currently there are 24 pages on there. Anyone can edit. I don't like that either (would prefer only forum members can edit) but this is at least a start.
This is NOT a duplicate of the forums, nor is it designed to pull traffic away from the forums. In fact, I should have all "discussion" features completely disabled, and I intentionally structured it and wrote the pages so far in such a way that it should help DRIVE traffic to the forums. This is a way to take some of the "frequently asked questions" and surface them up out of the forums and make it more easily accessible to those who are just starting out. I remember when I started out last spring, spending a lot of time mining the forums for basic info on how all this stuff works. There is a LOT of good info here, but I think it would have been easier for me if I had a single place to go to that would kind of summarize the key concepts and give me a structure in which to think and operate, and then branch out into specific questions here.
Basically, this is to help answer common questions like "What are the Big 3?", "What is accreditation and why is it important?", "How do ACE, ALEKS, Straighterline, PF, etc all relate regarding the Big 3?" and the like.
Another way to think of it is, this is a free, community-managed "e-book" on how to follow this path. With plenty of pointers back to this forum to get people in.
I expect there are errors, so please correct them if you see them.
Link: Degree Forum Wiki
This is nowhere near finished. I don't have any info on there about costs (I leave that to those more knowledgeable than me) or about specific degree plans (ditto), and the info on study guides is minimal. I don't want to duplicate anything from the Specific Feedback forum so I tread lightly there, just general resources and the common math sites.
The main page has a "list of topics" and the main tab at the top has a list of all pages on the site. Currently the two lists are virtually identical but I expect they will diverge over time, with the "topics" list containing pointers to top-level topics mostly.
I would appreciate any and all feedback.
And remember, YOU CAN EDIT ANY PAGE, so don't wait for me to make a change. Just don't be surprised if/when I or someone else changes your change to make it better. That's the way wikis work.