Randomized Advice Forum
There's thousands of websites to ask and receive advice on just about anything. What if there were to be a randomized one? Let me explain...
You'd get an account and logon. You can either choose to give advice or receive advice.
If you decide to receive advice, you select that option. It brings up a bunch of categories, kind of like a search engine (i.e friends, buying products, relationships, traveling, etc.). If it doesn't fit under any of them, you select "other". Now, what happens, is, you type in a question. This question is then added to the huge list of questions stored in the database under that category. First the question gets reviewed, then added. Other people can then add their advice to your question if/when they receive it. Hopefully there is someway to make sure everything is reviewed and censored so no one asks stupid questions.
The great thing is, you can come back in a day or two-or however long it takes, and get a list of responses. Some may be extremely helpful, some extremely horrible, some just plain funny, some just plain stupid. After all, you can rate their response! You could even e-mail them and thank them, or ask more questions.
If you decide to give advice, you click on that option. It brings up a bunch of categories (same as above). You then click on a category OR choose "All Categories". You then randomly receive a question from someone who's asking for advice. You can type up a response to the question, or skip it and receive another randomized question. If you've seen a similar question, you can select an option to look at previous advice you've given, and copy it. Once you answer someone's question, your reply gets added to a list of responses to that person's question, and they can rate the helpfulness of your response. This helps your rating and give you added benefits, you look cool, whatever.
Giving advice is a good way to cure boredom. It will increase your skills in communication and sociology. You are helping other people with their questions/problems and it makes you feel all good inside, right? That, and you can ask for advice in return. Everyone helps eachother. Sharing is caring. Cool, huh?
Other things to consider:
- Set up a system where you can only submit a certain amount of questions. That, or for every question you submit, you must give responses to 3 questions, or something along those lines. Just so there isn't a ton of questions, and very few answers.
- If someone gives advice, and the one asking the question has a question about that person's advice, they can response to their advice, with another question. (If that sentence didn't make sense, just ignore it).
- If too many people are asking the same question, create a top ten question list with the top rated responses.
Reward: I would be interested in being part of the project and working with the staff to create and/or maintain it.