There are a lot of questions with factual answers that can be researched online. I can go through travel forums and come up with what I think is a valid conclusion based on what people say.
One of the key values of Travel.SE for me is that I can ask for people that have first hand experience. It really means a lot more to me if someone with an established reputation here can answer a question based on experience (as opposed to researching or using second hand information).
So the crux of my question is if there is a preferred way for asking for first-hand experience?
Here's an example question. I see the reference online, but want to know from someone who has recently made this crossing.