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Since StackExchange has utterly nailed the Q&A format, I'm just wondering if they are working on any other products?

Context: I recently posted a question to the UX (user experience) site asking for examples of a particular kind of GUI. It hasn't been removed yet, but I know the question doesn't conform to the Q&A format. Nonetheless, I think the question has merit. In this circumstance, a simple modification to the Q&A format to permit more than one correct answer would create a new kind of site, call it the brainstorming format. Feature extensions to the domain of opinion polls could be amazing. Etc etc.

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Who or what is SA? – hammar Dec 9 '11 at 4:45
if you're building a car, you are building a car. If you are building a truck, you are building a truck. The quickest way to ruin a car is to try to strap a truck bed on it for 'the best of both worlds' – Jeff Atwood Dec 9 '11 at 4:58
@JeffAtwood - That makes good sense, and Q&A is big enough to accommodate more in the future. Well, how about maybe keeping the idea on the back-burner though? – Adel Dec 9 '11 at 5:16
I think you can safely ask questions like you asked("i'm looking for a product that does XYZ"), as long as it is specific and in the write site. They don't want any polls though, it's too problematic. – Adel Dec 9 '11 at 5:20
@JeffAtwood Every single car maker does that. And they have had pretty good success with it. – NullUserException อ_อ Dec 9 '11 at 5:23
@ProblematicTitleException nope. Read and learn.… – Jeff Atwood Dec 9 '11 at 5:28
@JeffAtwood I am just saying that your analogy is a poor one since many best selling "trucks" are just truck bodies slapped onto slightly modified car chassis. – NullUserException อ_อ Dec 9 '11 at 5:40
@hammar i have corrected my ill-formed acronym. so i guess the simple answer is no? – ted.strauss Dec 9 '11 at 5:53
I'm all for, but I fear it would be more interesting than useful or reliable. – Benjol Dec 9 '11 at 6:12
There's always Quora if you like to ask these questions :P – Ivo Flipse Dec 9 '11 at 11:41

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