# Do we want easy technical questions?

I was clicking around and wanted to post a question. Started doing research to be able to ask an interesting one that I have in mind, and, well:

Avoid “easy” questions

It’s tempting to start with easy, superficial questions: surveys, polls, and rudimentary questions like “what are some good books on this topic” or “what are the best blogs on this topic”. Those are not good questions for the private beta – they don’t reflect the actual content that we want this site to contain, and are not representative of it.

I think that there will be a rush to farm reputation on the first hours. Something similar was seen recently on stackoverflow-docs.

I do not complain about the reputation itself, I was rather hoping that the site deals with topics more related with intelligence, deeper than the technical way to train an ANN or how to program a mobile robot in a specific platform. For that, we already have crossvalidated, data science, electronics, robotics, and stackoverflow itself. However, the first bunch of questions will define a path (am I right here?).

I understand that many of us got involved in the stackexchange network because we solve things in a sort of engineering way, but I think the site for AI has much more interesting questions (for instance philosophy of AI). The thing is, those questions cost more time and effort to ask and answer, so I could expect a slower pace than in stackoverflow or english sites.

Which kind of topics are we aiming for?

• AI has become the new baseline for “failed to make it out of private beta” → ouch! Great link, those are indeed things to know! – Luis Aug 3 '16 at 5:20