WEEKLY WEB WONDER: Let’s try Google answers this time. Hit it at answers.google.com for your questions and answers.
James seems to realise that a free answers service would be unable to generate the same kind of content as a paid service:
I always thought Google’s implementation of it was a little snarky because it made people actually pony up and pay for an answer.
Turns out that’s probably not such a bad idea…
At least Google, by making people pay a buck or two, is keeping out the bottom-feeders. It’s either that or hire a 100,000 more editors for the abuse department.