Crowdsourcing answers with Quora (q&a series)

There are quite a few Question and Answer websites aiming to fill a gap left by search engine algorithms by taking a crowd sourcing approach to references services and over the coming weeks we will be reviewing a few of them.

Q&A sites are based on the premise that people answer questions better than search engines do and, I’m sure this is often true. But, as Yahoo! Answers regularly demonstrates, the wisdom of crowds is no sure thing. How do you ensure the quality of answers, or even the questions themselves?

We will be looking at how these services approach issues such as these, starting with Quora.