It was December of 2009 when Darren Hoyt and Lawrence Krubner launched WPQuestions, as a new place to have your WordPress support questions answered. Krubner announced that the pair are looking to sell the paid WordPress support site soon, though not necessarily to the highest bidder:
Darren Hoyt and I would like to sell WPQuestions.com, but only if we can find the right person (or company) to take over this site. The buyer would have be as respectful of the community as we have been.
WPQuestions is currently at about 3,000 members, and the questions/answers and payouts generated by this group is published on Codewi.se in the form of line charts. According to Krubner, WPQuestions charges 12% plus $0.90 for each question asked on the site. With just over $15,000 paid out to various question answerers over the last year, the site has pulled in over $3,000. While the site seems to be at its peak, Kruber and Hoyt are busy with other projects and say they can’t give the site the time it deserves. Hoyt is now focusing primarily on a new project called Readability, and Krubner on Codewi.se itself.
WordPress support sites come in all shapes and sizes. The dot org forums are well known, of course. WP Help Center took a different approach to WPQuestions, and will close down at the end of the month. Where do you think WPQuestions fits into the WordPress community and—we might as well ask—who is the right community member to spearhead its further growth? Is it you? Let us know in the comments.