Alright, so the past couple of months have been driving me crazy. My roommate, no my hallmates, no all my floormates are driving me crazy.
Everyday, as they work on questions ranging from Physics, to Mathematics, to Computer Science, I can't help but watch in dismay as they look to one source: Yahoo! Answers. Sure, some may find Yahoo! Answers an easy to way to solve some problems. In my opinion however, it is a site I am completely disgusted by. In my mind, I hold StackExchange dear to my heart, and I can't help but cry a little on the inside every time I see a Yahoo! Answers page. The more I see the likes of Yahoo! Answers, the more I cringe inside, trying to see something good in it (there's nothing). However, my friends have yet to acknowledge the existence of this site, let alone visit it.
I've been trying unsuccessfully to recruit them to join the SE community. They seem reluctant to leave the miserable harsh world within other sites besides Stack Exchange. I really want my friends to join Stack Exchange. I think there's a great community here, SE consistently delivers quality answers and questions, as well as tight moderation (to get rid of the bad, bring in the good), and a great place to learn as well. My friends however, don't seem to find any reason to join.
Basically, TL;DR, I can't get my friends to join SE, I would like some advice on how to recruit them into our site.
In what ways can I persuade them to join Stack Exchange that doesn't involve violence, extortion, or blackmail?