I appreciate that SE is a Q&A site but I feel that some questions do not have a black-and-white answer. I'm not sure whether this is the 'nature of the beast' with family history or whether it's just less mature than some other subjects.
I was wondering what options there are for dealing with discussion and/or collaboration.
Discussion usually get transfered to separate area but the content may be relevant to the original question so this is not always good.
Collaboration, on the other hand is a separate issue. If someone posts a question, say, about looking-up a missing person in the blah-blah census, then it may take a few people to find them using an iterative process. This is different to receive 5 independent answers, each of which may partially answer the question.