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I would like to include an expert Q and A system into my site that works like stackoverflow but also gives the user the option to promise money for the answer.

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  • related: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/1484/…
    – user6901
    Mar 4, 2012 at 1:42
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    What exactly does promising money entail in your mind as a feature? I "promise" you ten bucks if you respond to this comment. See? Now any Q&A system can handle your request.
    – Su'
    Mar 4, 2012 at 11:39
  • @Su' - every +1 is funded from upvoter financial account, -1 - from answerer, accept - from asker. Just idea of real interst instead of child toys with "leagues" Mar 4, 2012 at 17:38
  • @LazyBadger that actually sounds like an interesting idea. Mar 6, 2012 at 13:04
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    FYI, there are already a few sites like this. Most of these are very large sites using a custom developed web application. The cheapest solution would be modify an open source Q&A platform to integrate payment processing into it. You'd need web development experience (or hire a developer) + a merchant account and subscription to a payment gateway. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:59

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OSQA is an excellent Q&A that you may consider. I'm not sure wheather it has bulit-in capability to 'pay for answers'. However since it based on Django framework, you can extend and add features if you are familiar with Django.

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Q&A - It's a Wordpress plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/qa/

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  • I see no evidence of a "payment for answers" feature(whatever that might mean, as per my comment above). Can you expand on this suggestion?
    – Su'
    Mar 4, 2012 at 11:42
  • The "payment for answer" part is something he'll have to implement. And my guess is that he wanted to implement something close to this: learnable.com
    – Nir Alfasi
    Mar 4, 2012 at 18:18
  • actually I am looking for a system like justanswer.com (just simpler) Mar 6, 2012 at 13:10

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