Yesterday while Googling an air-conditioning problem I found a link to
www.justanswer.com, which seemed to be offering me the opportunity to
put my question to an expert. I typed my question in the box provided
and clicked "Get an Answer." I then had to register (had to provide a
real email address but not my real name), but then found I had to type
the question all over again.
Now somebody offered to answer my question but not without me paying for
the information, the possibilities being $10, $17 or $31. I had seen
nothing previously to indicate that this site was selling information
rather than providing it free of charge as so many Web forums ("fora,"
if you prefer) do.
I bailed out, looked elsewhere, determined that the capacitor was bad,
and picked one up for $28.