I can think of quite a few questions which, if we had them on the site, would bring in new users from Google searches. I'm thinking of typical questions an undergrad or beginning PhD student might ask in molecular biology, like "how does salt stabilise DNA?" or even the simpler "why do we add salt when precipitating DNA?".
There are already answers to those questions on the net. Is it acceptable to ask them again here? I think it is for two reasons:
- It will help promote the site if we have a good base of those fundamental questions which are most searched.
- We might well end up with better answers than other sites give, and out Q&A format makes it easier to sift the answers to get the best information. Therefore we have a duty to add questions even if they are answered elsewhere.
What do you all think? I wanted to check with the community before I go on a question publicity spree.