I posted this in IntFic, and am pasting it here verbatim.
Ok, look - let’s imagine that IFAnswers got populated with an EXISTING backlog of questions and answers, say dating about three months.
Let’s imagine that this information would come from IntFiction, the Quest and ADRIFT forums, and even from this here wonderful place we have i[/i].
If this were to happen, then IFAnswers would no longer be a blank starting point with much better alternatives. It would suddenly be a viable place for asking questions and really getting some answers, old or new.
The question would still be, of course, how would it sync with the IntFiction or Quest or ADRIFT forums. That’s always been the reason I never really believed in this project…
…but if this project is to have any chance, it needs an existing backlog. It needs people to start using it to look for answers, and actually expecting to find them.
This is a tiresome procedure, I imagine, but it may be difference between what IFAnswers is and what you guys want it to be.