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I too have thought of this, but friend, you know as well as I if you create a research based website on these topics, the search engines will ignore it, and most will never come across it.
My guess is that it can only work as a collaborative research hobby group. However, a hypothetical site that generated quality results could easily capture traffic by posting it's results on sites like ATS. Any revenue from advertising could pay for the small cost of running the site and possibly minimal funds toward the cost of any research. I doubt there would be any point running it as anything but not for profit.
Originally posted by MainLineThis
It wont be able to survive. It wont get enough clicks to even make it worth indexing for the search engines. You see, if you want a website that will discuss this topic like intelligent adults, and not have to wade through the alien blood types, abductees, tesla rejects, and outright ignorant youtube surfers....your website will die from lack of content.