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As I mentioned in a couple other posts - it's entirely possible to find plenty of people in academia/government/corporate life/non-profits who really like to get involved on this topic. Should this site make an effort to collect question, launch good questions, and then organize/conduct a campaign to find answers from qualified individuals? That might jump-start some interest.

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Appart from the folks you attract through search (i.e. having high-quality content), your suggestion is the single best way to find and attract experts to your site!

So how do we do that?

We've all been there. Learn from our experiences:

A Recipe to Promote your Site

…and a bit more apt to this specific question:

Helping The Experts Get Answers

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I think the simple answer here is 'yes'. Being a member of the original Stack Overflow, I can testify that this software is tuned for massive user involvement. There's no reason not to get people involved - best I can see.

  • +1 Testify! Perhaps a separate question should be - what's the best way to set this up? At any rate, if you're willing to augment I think it would be appropriate. – Jack Ryan Apr 9 '13 at 12:21
  • @JackRyan the best ways are: (1) follow Robert's links and learn from others' experience. (2) Try lots of different things; work out what works and what doesn't; and then carry on doing the things that work, and stop doing the things that don't work. – EnergyNumbers Apr 30 '13 at 13:52

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