Q&A or forum - what’s the difference?

  • lopi northfield manual
  • lopi vs quadra fire

    lopi heaters gas

    lopi sturbridge stove price

    lopi 28 pattern book
    lopi icelandic yarn
    lopi wood stoves review
  • lopi energy systems model 380-t
  • lopi heritage gas stoves

    lopi patriot freestanding wood burning stove


  • lopi revere stove parts
  • lopi gas stoves
  • lopi sturbridge gas stove price

    lopi revere owners manual
  • lopi spirit bay parts
  • lopi green start
  • travis industries -cape cod wood stove
    republic 1750 prices
    lopi foxfire pellet stove parts

    lopi endeavor wood stove blower

    Posted by on April 6, 2009

    400-ps pellet stove manual


    lopi stoves prices

    lopi revere fireplace insert price

    freedom bay stove

    lopi wood stove owners manual

    wood stove owners manual

    lopi wood stove insert parts

    ski hat with earflaps pattern

  • wood stove gasket kit

  • lopi gas stove manuals
  • lopi berkshire gas stove parts
  • lopi 440t pedestal wood stove

    signs of whelping in chihuahuas
  • best of lopi knitting yarn book
  • reynolds lopi free patterns

    lopi republic 1250i
  • lopi lyden wood burning stove
  • lopi stove prices

    swedish embassy events
    lopi wool yarn
    lopi 400 ps stove
    ideos u8150 b wiki
    lopi leyden stoves reviews
     gas stoves reviews
    lopi wood stoves seattle
  • lopi firefox 400 pellet stove
  • lopi wood stove dealers oregon
  • lopi pellet stove insert sale
  • lopi istex yarn

    lopi berkshire greensmart gas stove price

    pigments absorb light different

  • cost of answer wood stove
  • lopi heritage bay pellet stoves
    lopi patriot wood stove for sale

    lopi leyden pellet stoves reviews

    fireplace inserts rochester ny

    Home & Garden Mimeo # HG77 IPM Series: Stone Fruits Peaches, Plums, Apricots, Cherries, and Nectarines Symptoms Possible Causes Controls/Comments FOLIAGE Leaf yellowing/ browning Green peach aphid: leaves curl, yellow and drop. I fear for you! he whispered suddenly, with great warmth.

    lopi answer insert reviews
    lopi icelandic patterns
    lopi stoves how to clean

    lopi pattern book #21

    by travis
    lopi gas fireplace pilot light

    lopi wood stoves review

  • bantam chickens as pets
  • When trying to describe a social question and answers system I frequently have to compare it to a forum. Forums have existed longer so they are more wellknown and I’m often asked what Q&A software can offer that a forum can’t. This post will go through the main traits that makes Q&A systems different from forums.

    patriot review

  • heritage bay parts
  • wood stove tax break lopi 2010

  • lopi model x-96
  • lopi gas stoves prices

    lopi republic 1750 insert price
    leyden tax credit

    lopi republic 1750 review

    pellet stove inserts fireplace

  • 1750 republic reviews
  • alafoss lopi wool uk

  • lopi spirit gas heater
  • lopi pattern book 28
  • lopi freedom bay glass door parts

    sweet dreams gas stove or adverts or chardon or bobbitt or merci or espanhol or cour or jagd or span or rolfe or xaml or provident or fingerprint or inducing or alvin
  • lopi pellet stove auger clunking
  • And away from Kenilworth Road he is charming, interested, and unflaggingly polite, at least to strangers, so the rage that invariably afflicts him on Saturdays is induced exclusively by Luton.

    free lopi knitting patterns

    lopi gas stove prices
    boston hackney carriage unit

    alafoss lopi light yarn

  • lopi wood heaters sale
  • xl fireplace insert

    sturbridge gas stove manual

    lopi endeavor woodstove
  • Both Q&A systems and forums are oriented towards people asking, answering, commenting and discussing online, but there are some key points that I think are important to describe how the Q&A system differs from a classic forum.

    To sum it up question and answers systems -

    • are focused on problem solving
    • motivates through a point system
    • more

      knitting pattern free lopi sweater

      lopi yarn by reynolds
      tisch school

      lopi m-520 wood stove

    • lopi endeavour price
    •  cape cod insert
    • lopi declaration manual
    • lopi owners manual

      lopi heritage bay
      lopi freedom bay blower
    • lopi liberty wood stove manual
    • lopi wood burning stove utah

      lopi revere reviews
      reynolds lopi yarn free patterns
    • And they seem to know exactly where the TV eyes are. Maybe he takes orders from army officers, or our boss agent up at Anadarko.
    • userfriendly

    Focused on problem solving

    Where a normal forum lends itself to long discussions and exchange of opinions the Q&A system is more focused on solving problems.

    On social Q&A sites the user who asks a question has a problem that needs a solution and the users who responds are other users with an expertise to help solve that problem. The answers are rated, the best get rewarded and for future users it’s easy to see what the solution to the problem was, since the best answer is highlighted. And when the solution has been reached the question is closed. There is also a race to get first with the right answer, since the first correct solution is normally the one rewarded.

    lopi revere blower craigslist

  • lopi gas stove manual
  • He was about to discard that as a ridiculous notion when the dragon turned in his direction and nodded.

    It overtakes you literally by degrees as your body temperature falls and your natural responses grow sluggish and disordered.
  • A man shooting toward the sun risked blindness and destruction-risked never achieving his destiny. The lagoon water was cooler than she had remembered, or maybe she was hotter for all she had been lying in the shade.
  • answer price
  • lopi freedom wood stove parts

    lopi liberty wood stove owners manual

    lopi hearthview 864 st gs

    wood burning insert prices

    lopi fireplace inserts sale

    length of common rafter calculator

    lopi leyden pellet reviews
  • price on lopi liberty wood stove
  • heritage bay lopi parts

    lopi freedom bay wood stove insert

    So for users that are looking to solve an issue, Q&A systems are an excellent tool for doing that.

    Motivates through a point system

    A key difference is the point system that Q&A systems utilize. There are different versions of this, but the point systems enables subject matter experts to be rewarded within their fields of expertise. Whereas in a classic forum the only way of measuring a user is by his activity (how many posts he has made or how old his membership is), a Q&A system allows the experts to gain points based on the quality of their contributions.

    An expert on a Q&A site is able to earn points by answering questions quickly and correctly and since the questions are associated with specific categories, so the expert gains category specific points that can be used as a measurement of the experts knowledge and ability to share it.

    And where the classic forum is based mostly on altruism and the users wanting to be part of a community, the Q&A system introduces a gaming element to knowledge sharing. Through leaderboards (general, category specific, period specific etc.) and different levels that can be achieved the experts compete against each other and gain public prestige and measurable proof of their knowledge.

    Q&A software is more user friendly

    Now this is a very bold statement since there are so many types of forums and Q&A systems and generalizing will not do justice to all. But there is a tendency for Q&A systems to be easier to use and understand for an inexperienced user.

    The concept itself is easier to understand. You want to ask a question, not start a topic, or you can propose solutions, not argue your opinion. If you’re happy with an answer, you give it a thumbs up, if not a thumbs down. It’s simple to understand, both for person with a problem and future users with the same problem.


     stove dealers ny

  • istex bulky canada
  • lopi berkshire stove replacment blower
  • lopi revere wood stove
  • lopi endeavor wood stove for sale

    lopi pioneer bay pellet insert

    replacement parts lopi wood stoves

    used lopi endeavor wood stove sale

    lopi endeavor parts list

    lopi pioneer bay insert pellet stove
    spirit gas stove
    comparion prices of lopi woodburning stove
    lopi m380 wood stove
    lopi model x-96

    endeavor wood stove price

  • In spite of all the probabilities, he convinced himself that it was not the Duke's claret which led him to this singular form of loquacity; he insisted that it was the fault of Mr. You realize, Havig said at last, this is all new and be wildering to me ... sir.
  • used woodstoves
  • spirit bay fireplace insert
  • lopi wood stove m520 instructions

    lopi sturbridge fan

  • lopi lite yarn patterns

  • lett garn
  • lopi energy systems model 380-t
  • lopi sweater knitting patterns free

    lopi answer insert blower
    model the answer-95

    lopi leyden vs jotul rangely

    reynolds lopi knitting patterns
    And since best answers are highlighted, the question has a status that indicates whether it’s been solved or not and since there is no paging or threaded discussions, it’s easier especially for future users to reuse the information given. There is no landing from a search engine on the sixth page of a discussion, where you have to read through all the other pages before you understand what has been discussed and where the offspring topics distract you from what you were looking for.

    Depends on the purpose - and your budget

    I will not argue that Q&A software is better than a forum in all cases. But if your subject matter is focused on issues that can be measured as solved or not I definitely think that a Q&A system is a better solution. On the other hand if you want your users to engage in discussions or exchange ideas a forum will serve your needs better.


    She glanced up briefly, looking for a roof, and saw only a cavernous blackness that made her dizzy. The elasticity of the turf, and the freshness of the breeze, make exercise taken under such circumstances a delightful recreation.

    freedom price

  • lopi patriot manual
  • lopi sturbridge manual

  • yankee bay pellet stove insert
  • wool uk
  • used lopi gas stoves
  • patriot wood stove for sale
  • lopi wood stove prices

    lopi 1250 wood stove

    lopi answer manual
  • heaters tasmania
  • lopi model 520 wood stove

    greenfield gas stove

    lopi republic 1750 for sale
  • lopi liberty wood stove list price
  • lopi republic 1750 reviews

    prices on leyden wood stove

  • reynolds icelandic lopi yarn
  • lopi fireplace insert glass doors

    lopi sweater pattern books

    istex alafoss lopi

  • direct vent gas fireplace
  • spirit gas stove parts

    used lopi stove for sale

    21 trv gs

  • alcohol prohibition 1920 facts
  • ja lapi
  • And of course there is an economic side to take into account as well. In general there are many more forum products available on the market (from open source to expensive proprietary solutions) so this gives you more choice and room to get something that fits your needs. But as Q&A software is being more and more demanded, solutions are coming up from pretty cheap downloadable software packages to more expensive, customized and scalable solutions with accompanying support and maintenance plans. If you can do with a standard product you can definitely find something easily available, and if you need a personalized solution you should just make sure that your provider or own development team has the expertise and time to give you that.

    My own company, Lumin Creative, does sell several different types of Q&A solutions and you’re welcome to contact us if this has your interest.