I've been a long time lurker. May I say, for all of you answering questions, the amount of SciFi knowledge I have learnt I have a great appreciation for.
Do you know what I appreciate more? How you handle identification questions. If I'm having trouble remembering a video game, I ask you guys. And I'm a very big video game buff. So it doesn't happen often.. but..
At Arqade (our sister site for video games), I can't ask an ID question based off memory. I have to provide a visual artifact.
I've been there for ages. I'm not going to get in to why it's like that, but it really has to be because of past experience. I'm familiar with Stack Exchange, so I'm not troubled. I ask on here if I can't ID the game (assuming its SciFi).
But that made me wonder. There has to be a better way for us to handle these sort of questions. There used to be a time when we would just click 'this belongs on another SE'. We could theoretically send these questions your way.
But we would do it without thought. Without consideration that this question would be a good addition to your site. Or even actually on topic..
What if there was a better way?
What if I could transfer these ID questions to you.. but only because I also had a 10K rep score on your site, meaning I had an understanding of what was on topic, meaning I was active over here to edit the question into a good question, and actually be willing to put work into getting it answered.
At the end of the day, these are just people trying to remember something they were passionate about, across the scifi and video game genres.
I'm just toying with ideas to put something forward to meta, at the moment; but I want your feedback.
How would you guys feel about the few members at Arqade who were also active members here on SciFi having the ability to migrate game ID questions when they are asking for help identifying Sci-Fi related games, and are able to provide enough detail to make a good quality question, sans the "physical artifact" that is required at arqade?