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    WHERE ARE ALL THOSE PEOPLE.....

    who VIEW, but do not ANSWER our questions!  I'm looking at a question that has had over 230 VIEWS, and 21 ANSWERS.  Where are those other 209 people?  How many users are active at akaQA on a DAILY basis?  How many new members sign on every day (average).  Let's see some stats, or some good guesses!  

    +11  Views: 1228 Answers: 16 Posted: 6 years ago
    sawali

    Bob/PKB,, as a corolary to your great question, i asked a question.

    16 Answers

    A lot of those views are people who posted going back in to see the new answers or to reply to a comment left to them. Some people just don't want to get involved. Others do not like to answer the boring questions, like directions and such. 

    michmar118

    You have a unique of such, Colleen.

    I for one will not answer political or religion questions. But I like to see what people say.

    Bob/PKB

    That is a good policy. Makes perfect sense.
    michmar118

    Great answer, clu!! Consider me guilty on that front, too!!

    It is rare when I only view a question, usually because the answer couldn't be topped.....

    Bob/PKB

    If nothing else, to post an agreement!!
    jhharlan

    You are right.....
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Giving a thumbs up is the same and even better than posting an agreement.
    valR

    Respectfully disagree Coleen. My TUs are for respect not for agreement.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Ugh. Whatever works for you Val even though it does not make sense. TU's should be for correct answers, that's the point of the karma and TU's. But you do not have to follow it if you do not want to. I see no reason for an argument here.
    Bob/PKB

    Since many of the questions call for an opinion rather than fact, there is often no "right" answer. Giving a TU is great, as is thanking the author, but providing an answer of your own is a contribution to the group as a whole. I don't feel like I'm interacting much when I'm just clicking on a thumb, and that's a big part of why I'm here...interaction.
    itsmee

    Back in April when I started on akaQA, I gave almost everybody a TU. I wanted the site to continue. It seems like not to worry now ...
    Colleen

    Moderator
    The forum was never set up for social interaction, that is not the point of it. People interact the best they can. It is a question and answer help site, meant to help people find things or an answer to a question. People do not have to reply or give their opinion if they chose not to. We are not here to simply entertain the lonely. There are discussion forums and social networks on the internet for that.

    Guilty as charged,yer Ronner.


    I look at questions that seem interesting & then read the comments & answers already given.I don't always answer when someone has covered the text of what my reply would be.

    Bob/PKB

    OK, now where are the other 208???
    Tommyh

    Dunno! Ask Eggplant.maybe it's an alien conspiracy!

    nobody knows.........the mystery veiwers!

    Plenty of tire kickers i guess they all want to test ride but no one wants to buy..

    Bob/PKB

    Odd I must be, for I answer 99% of every question I view. "Boring", by the way, is subjective.

    Sometimes I just view,sometimes I vote up if I agree with the answer, Sometimes I answer if I agree or not. Most of the time it's freindly, but if someone doesn't agree it's their opinion. I usualy give my opinion but I am not always right.

    Bob/PKB

    I wasn't under the impression that our opinions had to be "right". Opinions are subjective; a variety gives the question asker many options in deciding on a course of action. Please always toss in your two cents...it's worth at least that much :D
    Colleen

    Moderator
    If the question has been answered sufficiently, it's OK to bypass it and move to a question still needing an answer. akaQA is a question and answer site. Things do not need to be hashed to death here. That's why I've asked if old, already answered questions can be locked from now on.
    michmar118

    Totally agree with Bob and Colleen, both!!

    To similar Qs I asked, similar answer from Coleen. Thank you Coleen :)


    akaQA capabilities are very limited in this regard.


    Your guesses are as good as mine.

    ""Armpits...naked armpits...

    Sometimes if I can't provide a different facet of an answer or subject, I'll do some TU's and then step back. But, on some questions, if I don't feel I can answer it in a civil manner I'll step away. But, for the most part, I answer a good degree of reasonable questions. Then, if some questions are really so stupid as to be poked fun at a little...there are times I really find it hard not to!

    Ducky

    Moderator
    "find it hard not to" LOL...me too Shootah!
    Bob/PKB

    me, too, like they were made for it.

    ""

    Ducky

    Moderator
    This "thing" just peed on my screen!
    melandrupert

    eggie I love yor catterpillar! oxoxoxo

    My guess for how many look at the questions and how many join daily  is    A   LOT !  LOL

    Sometimes I just feel like reading... it relaxes me.


    I also like thumbing people up and so I will go through questions just for that.

    Bob/PKB

    That is becoming more enjoyable for me, too. I don't feel the need to answer every question I come across. Guess I am one of those people.

    If I read a question and it has been answered i na simaliar way to which I would answer it., I see no reason to answer it.... 

    Bob/PKB

    Do you do much TU when you're previewing?
    Jenn

    If someone gives the answer I would have givn, I do give a TU. But to be honest with this computer it takes so long to return to the page after a TU I have been lacks on them for a while. I apprieciate more answers than I TU...
    One day... one day... oh one day, I will have a more up to date computer that will not freeze at every little thing, and i will be able to give members the praise they deserve.
    :)

    Hi Bob/PKB, nice to see you! I generally answer most of the questions i click on to.  However, i generally only click onto topics that really interest me.  Sometimes if i don't want to get into a big debate, i will not answer a question.  Even tho i love debates.  i was so busy during december and for january this year,  i don't  ask much as i would like to on this site.  your question is really good and it made me think.  One more thing.  I am glad that 200 people don't answer one question.  it would be too much to read, particularly when answers are similar.  but i also know what you mean. Also good luck on that dream man.  he is out there i'm sure.

    They are mostly just voyeurs in life............................and in cyber-life!!

    Bob/PKB

    That's a very good answer, michmar118. Just tiptoeing through akaQA and never making a sound. The one place you CAN speak your mind (mostly), and they pass up the chance. ?????
    michmar118

    Hey Bob, tip-toe anytime. Always good to hear from you, especially. And, yes, there will always be those that just want to see!


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