How do Aardvark and StackExchange - based sites compare? Is Aardvark a threat to SO/SE?
What is meta?
- Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
- The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
- Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates
Well, let's see how it responds then:
I've also asked a slightly more series question about CSS to see if they'll get me a correct answer.
Edit: Let's have a look at the answers
The question is:
What I had in mind was asking about whether the implementation (ie. specifications) of this new CSS3 property has settled down.
The answerer didn't really get the question, but that's understandable. It is after all, slightly vague. Unfortunately even then there's still a factual error in this answer - Opera, since version 10.5, has the
Please excuse the typo. It wasn't intentional.
Not entirely sure what this answer actually means, but surely the question is clear enough. If by Q&A the answerer meant the SE network, then he's very very wrong. The social networking bit is correct, but doesn't really answer the question. Let's see what will happen if I request for another answer...
No. Ardvark is something completely different - it answers the question you ask, but it doesn't seem to provide a public history of questions & answers! It's a very 'now' kind of thing, and the answers can't really improve (from what I can see), except by asking for another answer.
It's something different. Neat, but different.
My aarkvard first-user experience:
The whole process is quite different (and quite longer, and quite more annoying) than StackExchange's. Those are really different beasts.
Aardvark even says their service is best when you need other people to provide advice, opinions or for subjective topics that search engines are not good at.