There's something I'd like to get cleared up nice an dearly. The advise that pops up the first time we ask a questions states, in part,
If the private beta doesn't produce enough high quality expert level questions, it won't proceed onward to the public beta.
I fully understand the need to have as high a standard as possible during the beta. Does that mean only professional level questions and answers are permitted? The FAQ for the site states the site
is for mechanics and DIY enthusiast owners of cars, trucks, and motorcycles
Which tells me that the site, at any stage, is not intended just for professionals.
If only "professional" questions and answers are to be posted during the beta, as suggested by Joel's actions so far, I really don't like the future of the site because as soon as it goes public it's likely to scare off many would be participants, as they may well get the impression the site is not for DIY people at all.
Never mind, this post by Joel makes it all clear. Looks like we were only needed to get the numbers up and are now unwelcome. Goodbye.
seededwith happy people enjoying their meals? Worse, do you want to try to enjoy a peaceful meal in a place with a bunch of punk teenagers? No! You want to go to a nice, quiet place where you can enjoy yourself after a long day's work. Building online communities is similar in that what questions show up on the front page determine who enters.