I've been watching this beta today, and reading the various questions that have come up, and I have noticed a troubling pattern.
Many of the questions are attracting a number of different answers, and tend to fall into a "what would you do in this situation" sort of pattern. While that makes some sort of sense, because, well, we are people dealing with groups of people, and we will all have different ideas and opinions, I worry about this from a longevity standpoint.
I've seen this sort of thing happen before - one of the things that killed LIS.SE was that it was super overwhelmed by questions like this. Lots of librarians asked for advice and things, and many questions were asking "what would you do in your library" sort of thing. It eventually became one of the things that doomed the site, because, well, as many of us know, the network isn't suited to that sort of question.
I get that there isn't a clear solution for many of these problems, as they depend on the personality of everyone involved, and their personal approaches to moderation (which, as I am sure many of us know, vary widely.) That's all well and good, but I am afraid that that makes the site super difficult to moderate and to judge content, because who is to say my approach is any better or worse than someone else's?
I am not entirely sure what to do about this, but I figured I would air the concern in the nascent stages of the site, so we can hit things with hammers and make decisions as to where we want to go from here.