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Old 08-07-2017, 07:23 AM   #1
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I'm not a programmer, but is there such a thing as a user-side offering an idea somewhere for an alternative to Quora & Yahoo Answers?

I'm talking rough draft, and somewhat based on an Amazon precedent.

Quora complicates things by requiring Flash. Also people have complained of it becoming like Yahoo.
YahooAnswers became trashy due to shaky basis to begin with.
WikiAnswers (if I recall) required me to link to some other account which I didn't like.

Seriously, people sometimes just want to post questions without concern of complications. When it's programmed wisely (such as self-moderating to quite a degree) that's what helps avoid complications.

To give an example of wise versus stupid programming:

Ebay (or is it paypal?) to this day has caused needless friction, by not enabling buyers to send a "preliminary official PRE-claim" stating:
Seller did NOT misrepresent, but rather the MANUFACTURER did.

All they needed to do, was add that category as one of the user-selection options.
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Have no idea what you're really after, but try this: https://www.pissedconsumer.com/
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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.
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A/I hasn't reached that stage yet. Coming soon, maybe.
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