FnDoomed, I think it's a great idea too. Maybe have a specific link for each state so homeowners from the same state can organize and share information that is working in that area. I read last night about how the "I agree" button is used to effectively avoid liability with those who don't use good sense in applying what is found on the Internet. Good grief, medical advice is all over the Internet, but I don't hear that people are sued for unlicensed practice of medicine because they post something on a forum. Anyone can sue anyone, but successful recovery is another matter.
I have been fighting for years and I am weary from digging through matters that don't apply to my state, and I have often thought of organizing something state specific so homeowners could contribute for and retrieve from their own state. We are MANY--why have we not organized better as a group! No one needs to use their real name or specific information about their case, but posting articles, white papers, recent decisions, etc. relevant by state would be very helpful. Instruction about how to search Google Scholar and other resources would be helpful to new homeowners in foreclosure. For sure, this is not going to go away for a while.
Most people can decide all by themselves whether someone is selling snake oil, and even whether they want to buy it. Anyone motivated enough to search forums like this are adults. They might be half crazy from stress, like most of us, but they can think for themselves. They can eat the hay and spit out the sticks, all by themselves!
I say go for it!
While I still am not on board with a book because of all the problems (the road to hell is paved with good intentions) I think it is a necessity to be in contact with other litigants for help if you are Pro Se. I don't think it is a "necessity" that you be in the same state. Lack of personal knowledge is the same in every state. I often take arguments from NY, FL, KS, ect... and research them in my jurisdiction. You just need to find cases that apply. You will be surprised how much you will find. The same goes with negotiations, notices, defaults, ect... If you can find the correct argument, you should be able to find cases the will support it. We are talking about HUNDREDS of years of law.
The real problem comes with the "snake oil". These arguments sound reasonable and logical. You will NOT find any cases that support these assertions. They are very easy to weed out.