Is MakeUseOf the most popular website to ask for help online in America? If not, what website is? I’m a foreigner.
We would be better equiped to advise you if we knew which area your questions would be based. For example, tech questions or how to rewire your lights etc.
What kind of answers are you looking for? There are so many sites and most are topic specific. Of course MakeUseOf is great as I have been discovering this week. I will list a few by topic below that might give you some ideas. However my specialty is mostly computer and mobile device specific. If you need help with something else though I expect there are many here who could help you.
Windows Secrets Lounge at http://windowssecrets.com/forums/forum.php
Android & Most Mobile Operating Systems
Many of the websites that are popular are for specified topics so that people with similar interests can answer the questions better. Popular forums for Android would be http://www.AndroidCentral.com, http://www.AndroidAuthority.com, http://www.XDA-Developers.com, etc. XDA-Developers is a popular forum for much of the world like Make Use Of is. For the basic "ask anything" websites, I would have to say http://www.ehow.com, answers.Yahoo.com, and http://www.Ask.com. Other than E-How, these websites offer little good advice, and instead have many people that like to give "funny" or dumb answers that usually gets the person that asked the question in deeper trouble than necessary. The more specific websites generally are more helpful.
There are as many Help sites as there are topics. Since they are topic-specific, you can get better advice faster than if you went to a general help site. It would help if you specified the topic you are interested in.
There are many great websites to ask for help. The best one depends on what your objective and the topic of your question is.
MakeUseOf Answers focuses on IT / tech questions. We moderate every question to stop duplicates or spam or questions with too little information from being published. When we decide to publish a question, we polish it by editing grammar and formatting.
The whole process takes a little longer, so if you need an answer really fast, MakeUseOf Answers might not be the best choice.
By increasing the output quality, we make it easier for people solving the questions to scan the text and provide a thorough answer. This process increases your chances of receiving a really good solution. So if you are looking for solid solutions, MakeUseOf Answers is a really good choice.
If you want to learn more about what is happening behind the scenes, have a look at this article: 10,000 Tech Questions Answered & Counting: Behind The Scenes at MakeUseOf Answers
I should add that we have editors and contributors in almost all time zones, including the US. So there is always someone online to edit or solve questions.