I promised to do an analysis of the topic areas for comparison purposes of the Genealogy questions at Yahoo! Answers.
To find 100 questions that we would deem on-topic (drawing the lines generously) I had to trawl 145 questions, i.e. 31% of the questions there be off-topic here. (I did not attempt to eliminate questions that would have been closed for other purposes e.g. duplicates, as I was losing the will to live and needed to find 100 questions before I did).
Breakdown is as follows [our figures in brackets]:
Application of technology 9% (of which 'What website should I use' was 8%) [12%]
Research process etc. 23% (of which 'What is this relationship called' was 10%) [28%]
Locating records 19% [30%]
Interpreting records 2% [13%]
Researching specific ancestors 8% [14%]
Other specialist topics 39% (of which 'What is the origin of this surname' was 19%. and questions about ethnicity were 13%) [3%]
A very different mix.... Discuss!
[Edited to correct percentages. I blame traumatic stress at the time]