The Shouldo platform

Wikipedia: "The wisdom of the crowd is the process of taking into account the collective opinion of a group of individuals rather than a single expert to answer a question. A large group's aggregated answers to questions involving quantity estimation, general world knowledge, and spatial reasoning has generally been found to be as good as, and often better than, the answer given by any of the individuals within the group" - Many Are Smarter Than the Few.

The Shouldo site is a platform that enables you to leverage the wisdom of the crowd to solve your dilemmas, ranging from the daily ones to the most important ones. Here you can ask your question, give a number of possible answers and receive the aggregated opinions of many people from all around the world. Furthermore, you can share your wisdom by answering and commenting other people questions. The Shouldo platform is free!

 A Shouldo

A Shouldo is a dilemma or a question asking for advice. A Shouldo can have from 2 to 8 optional answers. Everyone except its creator can choose an answer, but only one answer. At the end, the Shouldo's creator can share the chosen answer by resolving the Shouldo. The creator of the Shouldo and those that have already answered it can observe the answers statistics, which present the answers distribution over the available options. In addition, anyone is welcomed to tag and comment the Shouldo.

Category

A category is a predefined topic that is used to categorize a Shouldo by its creator. Every Shouldo can be included in at the most one category. The categories are organized in hierarchical manner and can help to find relevant Shouldos.


 Tag

A tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term associated to a Shouldo. This kind of information helps to describe a Shouldo's content and allows it to be found by browsing or searching. Tags are chosen informally and personally by the users. Meaning everyone can tag a Shouldo, you can use existing tags or create new ones. A Shouldo can have more than one tag, actually the more it has the better it is, so feel free to tag

Karma

Karma is a way to measure involvement in the Shouldo community. Every user has two types of Karma: an Asker Karma and an Advisor Karma. The Asker Karma measure "how good of an asker" the user is and it depends on the number of Shouldo created by the relevant user the their popularity. The Advisor Karma measure the contribution of the relevant user by answering and commenting other Shouldo. The Advisor Karma also depends on the "quality" of the user answers in the sense that they are picked by the Shouldo's creator.