I think Gideon will know where I'm coming from when I say that I think content is far more important than the platform itself; Question2Answer is a really great platform, and only getting greater, afaics. But wouldn't it be great if we were to one-up SE by having an open directory sorted by categories where people could actually find Q2A sites on various topics? The current directory seems more geared towards showcasing the software itself, which is great, but if it became a tool like Area51 where visitors could actually find content, wouldn't that be even greater?
This could potentially lead to a SSO for all sites in the directory, and an accumulated reputation, similar to Area51, network profile, etc. It might eventually lead to something similar to Area51 itself, where inclusion into the directory became subject to peer review, fulfillment of usage criteria, etc.
It's a lot of work, and I guess a fair amount of it would have to fall on Gideon's shoulders; maybe there is some way to delegate the work? Maybe the community could set up a separate site, or Gideon could give over a subdomain to the community to work on the directory?
Just thoughts, what do others think?