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    Why are most of these questions boring, meaningless, and confusing ?

    That's why there are so many unanswered questions.......

    +9  Views: 1189 Answers: 23 Posted: 6 years ago

    23 Answers

    Because the person asking the question:


    1. Is bored or lonely and will ask anything just to see if he/she gets an answer.


    2. Believes that clicking on the "Ask a Question" button is a contact link to the site they are browsing.


    3. Wants shock value so he/she asks a raunchy question.


    4. Is using this site to help with their homework.


    I can't believe there are so many people out there that know how to turn on a computer but don't know how to map a route from point A to point B.

    Ducky

    Moderator
    I think that a lot of people are teaching themselves about computers (like I am) and just don't know. I admit that "Google" is relatively easy to use and I too, get sick of people asking "How far is it to..." But as Colleen told me a couple of days ago...we're here to help. phhhtttt...sure...LOL
    Colleen

    Moderator
    I saw saw that Ducky.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Oops...Oops :(

    What?  Where have you been?  These questions are riveting, exciting,  joyful to research and answer.  I love them.  All of them.  Question Mecca if you ask me ... oh you did!

    valR

    If you love them all why don't you answer them all?
    Colleen

    Moderator
    She does her share, a lot more than the wallflowers here.
    pythonlover

    Moderator
    We are not miracle workers, but we do our best to answer what we can.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Question Mecca???? LOL!!!!!!
    Benthere

    Riveting...rivet...rivet !
    tabber

    Fish Fry when i saw this question, i know you guys were going to make me laugh. These answers to this question is my laugh for the day. Thanks Tabbie Tabber
    Tommyh

    Who's a wallflower????
    I don't know whether I'm offended or not.
    I've never been called that before.
    Bob/PKB

    tsk tsk. name calling. wallflowers don't always have a choice in whether or not to participate. at akaqa, we have that choice.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Hey yeah...WHO ARE YOU CALLING A WALLFLOWER!?
    FISH-O

    I am a shrimp... who answers a lot of questions... I even go back three months or more to find the very special questions like the one about the bright green bowels.
    Your welcome! :D
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Bob, really? Are you going to get all offended over wallflower after your question telling people that they should post a comment to every question they look at? What the heck is wrong with the term wallflower? Just means you sit and watch and don't join in. If the term don't fit, don't get "offended".
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Tommy, for here on akaQA, wallflower simply means one who just sits and watches but does not get involved or answer any questions. Just recently there were two or 3 questions about the number of members here and the few who actually answer the questions and also views to the questions compared to the actual posted answers. I had those recent questions in my head when I answered this. There are a lot of wallflowers here but this does not mean they are known members to us. I can be on at 3:30am my time, see a new question, see that 8 people have viewed it but not answered it even though it may be an easy question to answer. Most of the posting regulars are not here at that time so who are the 8? Wallflowers.
    itsmee

    Benthere: Rivet, rivet, rivet (a secret response to your post)

    I'm so bored, my life seems meaningless at times. Oh, I'm so confused! LOL (*~*)

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Bored? Meaningless? Confused? (Oh no we have another one!) hahaha
    FISH-O

    My knee hurts. Are we there yet?
    Benthere

    Plus, you are probably naked !
    country bumpkin

    Moderator
    Benthere, Nudity keeps it exciting!
    FISH-O

    Naked! You are a cow and I am a shrimp... since when do we need clothes?
    doolittle

    c.b. when are you putting a swimming pool in???
    country bumpkin

    Moderator
    Soon after I get my hot tub, Doolittle.

    Because some are so desperate for attention they'll do anything to be recognized.... (now I'm questioning my own motives..........)

    Ducky

    Moderator
    haha
    daren1

    never doubt yourself your doing great

    Maybe cause most of these questions come from bored,meaningless and confused people...

    Ducky

    Moderator
    See CB below...LOL!!!!!!
    daren1

    i'm confused as well
    tabber

    a to the a man daren!
    doolittle

    huh? I dont get it.... :)

    That only stupid question is the one unasked.... Or so I have heard....


    If I cant get an answer or am not interested... I just dont bother... There are always some good questions around..  I keep to those.

    So ask us an exciting one so  that we can argue, discuss, debate, and yell at each other.  Come on, I dare ya'. 

    bulletman

    You are correct, Ducky, i guess it's up to us to have a go at the questions the best we know how.
    Headless Man

    I try but everyone calls me a Bible thumping fundamentalist...........lol
    Ducky

    Moderator
    :) I think that I've noticed that!
    tabber

    that a girl Ducky. that's what i was going to say, but now i don't have too.

    We take the good with the bad, the funny and the sad, as the name suggests "Ask a Question.

    Chiangmai

    Best answer!

    In my estimates more than 90% of all questions are unanswered and continue to jam the traffic on akaQA freeway. i suggested  (as part of  one of my questions) that  "questions that remain unanswered for more than a month" to be automatically removed. My suggestion was not noticed or ignored or not supported. Would review it now and react?


     

    Ducky

    Moderator
    I read it but I have no power. :)
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Bring your suggestion to the admin they are always looking for ideas from the members. Use the contact link at the bottom of the page.
    Jenn

    there is a contact button on the bottom of your screen.... They do listen.. I have had good feed back.
    sawali

    well said. Hope your suggestion is taken seriously.
    valR

    I'll submitt my suggestion to the administration if you support it...
    Colleen

    Moderator
    The admin make their own decisions. I have no influence over them. I see a lot of questions on the unanswered side that can be answered still. I do my best answering as many as I can 28,445 answers to date. I remove questions that we simply can not answer. As of yesterday, we had managed to get through all the 2 month old questions and were working on the 3 month old questions but without a lot of help the new questions are beginning to build back up. This forum has volunteers. People answer as they can, when they can. We'll get it done eventually. : )
    mycatsmom

    good suggestion,valR
    Colleen

    Moderator
    OK, if you look at the unanswered side, last night we were back down to only the 3month old questions and older. If the forum was to go by your idea, right now there would only be the questions that came in after midnight last night on the unanswered side. Once they get answered, there would be nothing left on the unanswered page. Then what? Everyone just sit around and recycle old questions or reopen old arguments that should just remain closed and forgotten? I'm still answering a lot of questions from the unanswered side. A 2 second Google search and I have an answer. It's not hard. I think you guys are looking for a discussion forum or a social network. This is akaQA a general question and answers webpage that can be visited one time or as many times as needed but there is no requirement for anyone to hang and have daily thought discussions. Complaining about the questions just makes us look small and picky and may keep others from asking questions. No one wants to be made fun of because of a question they asked.

    When I ask questions more likely I need opionions from others beside myself. It's nice to hear the hard facts/perspectives ,even at times,as hard as it is for me to hear... regardless answers coming from others are appreciated and usually sound differently (hope I use the word correctly).


    So, I dont post questions b/c I'm bored, at times I hope no one found them meaningless. I speak for others, I wouldn't waste my times or others to sit here infront of computer and posting my questions.

    FISH-O

    pej, I hope you received your TU... I have tried three times. :)

    We are a question and answer help forum. They question because they are looking for help. There is nothing on the forum saying the questions can only be exciting and fun. : )

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Well, there SHOULD be. Let's start giving the questioners an I.Q. test!!!!
    (and no Colleen...not the members)
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Well some people call directions stupid questions. Not stupid in my opinion. Smarter to ask the question than to drive lost.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    "some people"? WHO would say such a thing? :)
    Why, I love telling people where to go!!!!!
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Yes but I do not think those are the directions they are looking for, lol
    doolittle

    Aww come on lets try and see...lol

    That is a good question.!  

    Ducky

    Moderator
    haha
    FISH-O

    Ha Ha echo!

    "Because askers know that we are here to help them; they also know that they  help us with their inintelligible questions." get it?

    FISH-O

    You took your fun pill this morning didn't you Val?
    valR

    Yes, I did :) You want some?
    doolittle

    I do! I do! Paleese val!

    You have to understand the question before you can answer..........

    Ducky

    Moderator
    What are you saying about yourself, Randy?
    LOL
    Headless Man

    IQ 23........lol

    How many of you have unanswered questions?

    Ducky

    Moderator
    I'll take a guess. Uhh......47?
    valR

    47 members that you know or 47 questions you posted?
    pej

    I don't have one yet
    Ducky

    Moderator
    No valR...neither...I'm just being silly! Bear with me here.
    FISH-O

    I asked a question about a kiln and no one had an answer for me.
    valR

    Ducky, I doo grizzly with U here...

    FF, Copy your kiln Q in your new comment box. I'll look at it and answer.
    FISH-O

    No need Val. I adjusted my ramp/firing schedules for both bisque and glaze and the firing times. The original problem no longer exists.
    itsmee

    “bear with me” : D are you safe with that wooly thing with sharp teeth?

    mycatsmom, i think the questions would be less confusing if you would first change your name. Just really kidding.  But that name is funny to me, since that name, mycatsmom,  asked this particular question. However, my question on the truthful side is,  have you ever seen a question on this site that was not boring, meaningless and confusing.  I love a lot of the questions and wish i had more time to answer more of them.  Give us an idea of what would be a good question for you. LOL

    Ducky

    Moderator
    If this site was meant to be rocket science, most of us wouldn't be here! :)
    FISH-O

    What! Again! I thought the two of you were Rocket Scientists!
    Dang... I had that wrong.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    I am taking courses...really difficult...lots of studying and tests! I hope I graduate soon...can't wait to see that jet stream in the rear view mirror...whoooooossshhhhhh

    It could be the line used to entice visitors.  It could be people trying to shock and disgust. It does seem that many of the distance, time, product questions have ended up here by misfortune.   It's too bad there are so many UNanswered questions that don't have the "meat" in them that some of us seek.  They turn up in much larger numbers.  Sometimes I'll post an "I don't know" just to get it off the "front page".   

    Colleen

    Moderator
    "Sometimes I'll post an "I don't know" just to get it off the "front page".

    I don't knows are not what the admin want to see. They actually delete the I don't know answers and move the question back to the unanswered side. This is a new task just given to me recently so I will be doing the same so don't waste your time with the I don't know answer. Just leave it and go to the next question that you can answer.
    Bob/PKB

    Excuse me. I must have misread the suggestion to provide an answer of some sort to the questions that were atypical of the kinds of questions generally responded to by the members of akaQA. I will be diligent not to post a useless answer such as "I don't know" in the future.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Thank you :)

    Same reason yours is I guess......

    According to some answers and comments these questions are boring, meaningless, and confusing only to walflowers.


    I didn't have a chance to look it up into a slang dictionary, I don't know yet what a wallflower is escept I and you could be...

    Colleen

    Moderator
    According to me, not "some". Don't bother looking it up, I'll tell you what it is. A wallflower is one who comes to the party and then just stands/sits and watches all the others and doesn't talk or get involved. If this does not fit you, don't worry about it. You're one of the ones who mentions the number of members here and the few that actually post. The rest are wallflowers. There is nothing offensive in the term wallflower to end the description.
    valR

    wallflowers are sitting on the fence, goy it! tnx :)

    Well, a question so simple....and we all chime in ! Hurray for us!

    A lot of them want research. I'm not about researching for other people. Maybe it's our responsibility?

    Colleen

    Moderator
    No,you are a volunteer. You do not have to do another's research. This is something I tell many people who come here to try and use us. We are general questions and answers only and we do not research.
    itsmee

    They think we're robots. Not you, Umbriel. Not you!

    I'm always at the tail end. Always. I've only been a Top Contributor once. (I've forgotten the question)

    no need  4 me to add too  its been well covered  lol !



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