Talk:Comparison of Q&A sites

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add proz.com[edit]

http://www.proz.com a big part of it is Q&A - translations of words and phrases in thousands of language pairs. Would be great if someone could add. I lack the skill — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.199.122.1 (talk) 20:18, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

usstation fake or real ????[edit]

http://www.usstation.co/#!more-cars/albumphotos5=2 this one link is real or not anyone telling me about that link with thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 39.53.162.99 (talk) 18:23, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Page move by Unforgettableid[edit]

Hi Face-smile.svg. How is this not a list? From MOS:LIST: "List articles are encyclopedia pages consisting of a lead section followed by a list (which may or may not be divided by headings). The items on these lists include links to articles in a particular subject area, and may include additional information about the listed items." --> Seems like a list to me! Cheers, Nikthestunned 11:37, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Dear @Nikthestunned:
You are right. It probably is a list. My mistake. Still, I believe it was reasonable for me to move the article from List of question-and-answer websites to Comparison of Q&A sites.
  1. Convention is to name these types of lists with a page title starting with "Comparison of". Look, for example, inside Category:Online services comparisons. Almost all of the lists in that category are titled using "Comparison of", not "List of".
  2. Google Web Search implies that the exact phrase "Q&A" is used more than the exact phrase "question-and-answer" online. See WP:NCA.
  3. Google Web Search implies that the exact phrase "Q&A site" is used more than the exact phrase "Q&A website" online. I don't know of any policy which governs here, but I like the briefer term "Q&A site" better. Unnecessary wordiness is bad; see Strunk & White's The Elements of Style and Orwell's "Politics and the English Language".
Cheers, —Unforgettableid (talk) 00:29, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks @Unforgettableid: sorry, I wasn't clear with the above - I agree with the move in general, just feel this is still a list! There's no comparison or contrasting of the entries on this article; the details provided in the list are true for all of them. I guess you could argue that point re: the 'Registration required' column, but if you look at most of those other comparisons, it's showing a lot of features that each entry doesn't have compared with the others, if you see what I mean. There's none of that here really. You OK with a move to List of Q&A sites? Cheers, Nikthestunned 08:34, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
Dear @Nikthestunned: No. Some Q&A sites only allow questions in one field (such as science); others allow all questions. Some only allow questions in English; some also allow questions in other languages. Some claim copyright on all user contributions; some don't. Some (Quora) require registration even just to browse; some don't. "Comparison" is the best term to describe our page. —Unforgettableid (talk) 15:38, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Comparison, List - I don't see how this is controversial at all, this looks nothing like 90% of the 'comparisons'... If you feel this page would be better served as a comparison, feel free to expand it to be one. Nikthestunned 08:36, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Dear @Nikthestunned: I agree that this article has far less information than most comparisons. But some columns, such as the "subject" and "license" columns, still do help users make comparisons. So it still is useful to call the page a comparison. —Unforgettableid (talk) 01:21, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Requested move 9 June 2015[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: No consensus. EdJohnston (talk) 16:51, 17 June 2015 (UTC)



Comparison of Q&A sitesList of Q&A sites – This article is a list and is not a comparison akin to all other comparison pages, per above discussion. Nikthestunned 12:06, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Support as per nom's rationale Oppose as per Unforgettableid. "Comparison" is more suitable to use in the title. Khestwol (talk) 08:44, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Support -M.Altenmann >t 02:06, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose. All the above !votes were cast before my comment in the section above, which began with the words "Some Q&A sites only allow". My comment of 15:38, 16 June 2015. It completely refutes the nominator's original move rationale. Therefore, the !voters didn't have a full understanding of my side of the argument. True, this is my fault (I was slow to respond); but they still voted based on incomplete information. If they had complete information, I think they would probably have voted differently. Let's leave this move request open for a few more weeks and see what future voters, who have fuller information, will write. —Unforgettableid (talk) 15:45, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Article scope - what is a Q&A site?[edit]

The definition given in this article of "websites that follow a question-and-answer format" would cover FAQs, interviews, quizzes and all kinds of things. The Q&A website article is about some kind of image macro forum game which asks if I meant knowledge market. Is this article a comparison of knowledge markets? --McGeddon (talk) 08:44, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Add a Column for Fee Required and another one for ask only.[edit]

Uclue is an ask only site. You pay and they refund the money if you are unhappy with the answer. --2601:194:C000:5064:6887:DEB2:5E27:2525 (talk) 20:42, 8 April 2016 (UTC)