As a one man shop without a lot of local industry contacts, I don’t have the sounding boards that I used to have working for a multi-employee company.
Usually when I ask a question, I’ve done some research and I just need reinforcement of the concept, clear up the fuzzy parts or get some feedback on something with which I have no experience. I often get new ideas but it is up to me to research them and decide if they will work. As a professional, I can do that.
I have found formulating a reply forces me to clarify my thoughts on a subject which also improves my grasp. I think of the EDG as more for interchange of professional banter and education. Both of which I so greatly appreciate.