The rise of Q&A sites (Quora, Stack Exchange)


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Looks like a forum that has custom styles/setups for threads.

So what exactly is "new" about this? Or is it the usual trendy marketing that makes things sound new but really aren't?

Anthony Parsons

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The Vyou looks very interesting... I think it will have a future, video Q&A... more and more are looking towards it, just take YouTube's success in video sharing.


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The Internet needs more Q&A sites for sure! Right now, if I need a stunningly, almost comically incorrect and borderline illiterate answer to a question, I just don't have enough sites to go to.

So +1 for me.

Anthony Parsons

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The Quora was interesting to quickly use actually, as opposed to the Yahoo and such issues with duplicate crap all over the place, answering exactly as you stated Michael.

As you type a subject in, its already searching and delivering it too you for adding onto vs. starting a repetitive topic, and if not found, gives you the option to create it. Tackles the duplicity issue that these Q&A sites have previously sucked bad for.

Fred Sherman

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I think it would be a nice add-on to a fourm site.

User asks a question. Must be a short question (think tweet).

Other may answer the question. Everyone is allowed to vote on the best answer.

Question: Who was the greatest football player ever?

Best Answer: Chuck "Concrete Charlie" Bednarik. Bednarik was the first player drafted in the 1949 NFL Draft, by the Philadelphia Eagles, starring on both offense (as a center) and defense (as a linebacker). He was named All-Pro eight times, and was the last of the NFL's "Sixty-Minute Men," players who played both offense and defense on a regular basis. (72 votes)

Other Answers Appear Below:
What makes it different from a forum is that there is no commenting on the suggested answers beyond voting.