It amounts to little more and potentially a lot less than the kind of education that takes place on any web forum.
The problem with web forums is the kind of mis-education that takes place :-)
Of course, although mis-information is rampant across the web it isn't confined to the web, I stumbled over this failure to reason in a book yesterday --
"If ten people were to stand on a hill and take a photograph of the same view, using the same camera, the results would be near identical. If the same ten people sat down for a few days and painted that view, the results would be markedly different. ... We'll see the things we find interesting and ignore those that we don't. Given a farmyard to paint, one person might concentrate on the hens and another on the farmer's wife." p80 What Are You Looking At?
I would have hoped that it was obvious the premise - We'll see the things we find interesting and ignore those that we don't
- applies just as much to the ten people taking photos as the ten people painting, but perhaps logic was inconvenient to the point the author wished to make.