Date: 15 January 2010 15:31
Subject: RE: Be a pioneer in a new crowd-driven Jewish Q&A site
To: Menasche Scharf firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks very much for your thumbs up. Have you seen the new site? If not, would you like an invitation?
Thanks very much for your advice.
1) The new site is not intended to provide professional rabbinic advice (pesak). At the top of every page, it says that and "Treat our information like it came from a crowd of your friends." If we had rabbinic authorities as users (which we probably will eventually), it would still not be appropriate for them to offer pesak on the site or via any such website. If there is public criticism about pesak on the site, I would be most likely to respond by doing more to prevent solicitation or provision of pesak on the site.
2) I'm not sure what you mean by "create a feed from." Pages from the websites you list have already been linked in questions and answers on the new site. They are excellent resources, so I expect that they'll continue to be reference frequently.
3) The new website has an associated free-form forum in which people could start a conversation like the one you suggest.
Thanks very much again and Shabbat Shalom,