Given the lack of questions being asked here on Bio.SE, I was wondering whether or not we should be encouraging all members to be answering their own questions. It's certainly encouraged by Stack Exchange itself, yet not many users do so. It can definitely be beneficial in our situation, but I can also see it turning sour: many users asking extremely generic questions, no other input from other members of the community.
My question is: how much should we be encouraging this type of activity, in consideration of our site stats? And why aren't people doing it on their own?