No, that's not a mischosen Subject, and this is not an actual "lazyweb" request. Just reporting a lazyweb-friendly project I just discovered, that was IMHO a nifty idea. Unfortunately, it "was", because as detailed in http://www.lazyweb.org/archives/010257.html, "The LazyWeb is closed." Anyway, the code is out there, ready to be used. But what is IMO interesting, again, is not the actual implementation as much as the idea.
Why do I think that the idea is so cool? Well, because every now and again I do have questions and ideas of my own, for something too many orders of magnitude above the level of my current technical skills for me to even think about developing them to put the thing to work. But if by any chance I feel inspired and write about it in an OT entry in a community that is at least vaguely related, it either gets unanswered at all, leaving me with Warnock or gets an explicit reply along the lines of: go get the skills and do it. Also, there may well be a community where discussing the issue may be appropriate, but one may simply not know about it. Thus a service like that offered by that site, would be useful in these circumstances.
So, why did the project fail? Well, I don't have the slightest idea. But judging from the last entries, perhaps it was too broad in scope. Moreover, I suppose that it would have greatly benefited from not being a new thing altogether, but a side project of some major information site.