The pissed consumer site isn't quite what I had in mind. Rather, a place where people can offer suggestions for a type of site which is currently missing from the web, to any programmers/designers in a position to create same (if so motivated).
Because when Q's are posted on forums, they sometimes turn political. This happened to me - I asked a question, then someone responded with a NON-answer. I then responded pretty much like I answered you just now. Except that in that case, some guy got pissed off that I didn't thank him for the Non-answer!
I got literally sick from the ordeal, and I wound up not getting an item which could have been very handy. (In retrospect, I now realize I could have found my answer by researching Amazon Q&A's.
But that's not always the case, and that's why my Quora-alternative idea would come in handy for those who seek answers without politics
. (yes, I know many people love hot debates, but not me.
Here's a silly (albeit explanatory) example:
I just posted a ROLL-EYES smilie.
Now, assume I had told you I'M ROLLING MY EYES AT YOU!!!
If you were a hothead - it could turn QUITE political.
However, the fact that it's an official smilie, sanctions it.
It could be the same with a well-programmed Quora or YaAnswers.
It could be self-moderating to quite a degree if well-programmed.
Here's another easy example:
Assume there's a dating site, programmed stupidly.
Guy decides a gal is not for him.
So he clicks an automatic rejection message.
The stupid canned-message
reads as follows:
"Mr.XXX banned you from contacting him"
A tactful canned-message
would have read as follows:
"So sorry Mr.XXX is unavailable for contact, but by all means, please try your luck again!
In the same way, a Q/A site can be programmed tactfully self-moderatingly
, or, as with YaAnswers, in a way that paves the way for a mob-scene. Truly-thoughtful programming takes into account not-just logistics, bugs & malware, but also the human-factor.