Moving this to its own thread, because it could actually be a really cool idea:
Continued discussion from Incomplete list of urgent things we know nearly nothing about:
What do people think about this idea? What does the Soylent team think about this idea? There have been quite a few new threads (as evidenced in the linked topic) on “this needs more research”), and it’s been discussed to death that yes, there are a whole lot of things we either don’t know, or haven’t compiled the research together about nutrition.
The concept I’m starting to form is similar to a wiki, but less geared toward existing, complete information, and more geared toward ongoing compilation of research (although it probably is similar enough in construction that a wiki site format would work, as pages would ideally approach those of a wiki). Users could submit concerns, ideas, or other calls for more knowledge to the site, along with a set of rankings (as mentioned in my original post above), with an overall computed “importance” value for the issue. That issue’s page could then be updated by the community as various people have the time to look for existing research. As more information becomes available, the existing rankings could, potentially, be mutable via a voting system.
I probably don’t, unfortunately, have the time to put this wholly together on my own. But I am in to work on it if anyone else is. And I’m really interested to see if @rob or @JulioMiles think this could at some point in the future follow in the footsteps of diy.soylent.me, and become an official crowdsourcing research tool for both the community and the Soylent team.