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    On the average are akaQA people smarter than people who don’t participate?

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    Its hard to know who is the smartest, because no body knows every thing.

    FISH-O

    According to Bob Marley... women are smarter.
    Dollybird

    Fish Ery, come to think of it, he could of been right. smile.
    Dollybird

    Sorry, Fish Fry,
    itsmee

    FF: I think I’ll go with Bob’s answer.
    “De woman ees smarter."
    itsmee

    ps Bob Marley that is.

    I dont think that at all. I think ppl on akaqa are here for many reasons... some genuinely want to help, some need their ego stroked some just need time away from there hectic lives.


     Idont think that makes any of us smarter, more needy or more stress than anyone else.. it just makes us members... LOL

    We're all unique. I would rather spend time with a smiling dimwit, than an egotistical, know it all, intellectual asshole.  Should one crawl onto this site, keep your distance from this dummy. I can be very corrosive. Plenty of 404's here.

    itsmee

    I don't know what a 404 is. I do know I like to talk to you.
    ed shank

    The administrations way of censoring your comment. A big 404 shows up on the screen. Sort of what they do in Iran.
    ed shank

    I think who you are may have something to do with it as well. A bit more scrutiny perhaps. You surprise me, I never took you for an egomaniac.
    Bob/PKB

    How did you miss that, ed shank? Umbriel pretty much oozes ego and pseudo-intellectual. :D
    ed shank

    Sorry kiddo, Missed that one.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Really ed? You haven't noticed that responses from Umbriel are more like a textbook? He seems to think that "more is better". Why he is just so very, very, smart! Ask him.
    ed shank

    I try not to scrutinize or criticize. I'm here to listen and watch.
    Ducky

    Moderator
    I'm here to listen, watch and yap back!
    Bob/PKB

    I'm here because I can't sleep. (Not really. I'm here because I really enjoy my "posse".
    Chiangmai

    Bob/PKB, I think you're on a mission or are on to something. :)
    Darci13

    pos·se/ˈpäsē/
    Noun:
    A body of men, typically armed, summoned by a sheriff to enforce the law.
    The body of men in a county whom the sheriff could summon to enforce the law.
    More info »Dictionary.com - Answers.com - Merriam-Webster - The Free Dictionary


    Don't sound like I would want a posse after me???????

    We are a veritable cornucopia of experience, wisdom and brain power... We have flair.

    tabber

    fish fry you are one cool fish!
    tabber

    fish fry i want to thank you for that compliment. it made my day. now i think i'll go see my mom and dad. they live 30 miles a away. (that's a pretty good poem.) LOL
    Bob/PKB

    COOL BEANS Miss Fish..200K! I like this answer,too. 45 karma points from me!!
    Ducky

    Moderator
    "Flair"...that's a good way to say it! A person can have flair, even if they are a dumbell! :)
    sawali

    'veritable cornucopia of experience"- now if that ain't smart and cool what is? T/U ff

    Umbriel:


    This was not actually just a question tailor made for 'veterans' of the site, but in reality a very real, very general sociological question that anyone who's observed a large enough sample group could answer.


    The way you judged and assessed my intentions was strikingly similar to someone responding possessively over this community as if they (you) have earned some golden insight from spending so much time on it.


    By questioning my status of my membership and not the content or merit of my post puts the burden on you to explain exactly what you said that was more profound or revealing than me, and exactly what makes this message board significantly different than the countless other boards peppering the net.


    You seem popular and well liked, so even though you didn't give me the benefit of the doubt, I will give you such and assume that your intelligence will compel you to re-read my response and show how I, in any way, generalized about the members of this board. I took the question and applied my understanding of the phenomena - never once specifically mentioning anything or anyone specific to this board or outside my realm of understanding.


    I'm not here to impress members like you - as I said I'm driven to help those might be willing to listen based off the merit of my words and not my "social status." I also don't need a welcoming crew by someone immediately assuming a higher ground than me, nor would i give heed to your "warning" about staying good, as if I would ever need that. If me being real doesn't agree with your view of a good member i couldn't care less. I'm stuck in my ways because in life they've rarely led me astray – and I couldn’t ask for more from life and still be reasonable.


    It's a good thing I love talking and love typing - that way I can express myself as clear as possible to people without being bothered doing it, and can defend my strong and possibly bizarre beliefs in full.


    I've had a horribly long, sleepless week nursing a sick wife, and really have a hair trigger at the moment, so it’s too bad that you bore the brunt of it – as you seem a nice person (nicer than me surely).


    If that offended you I'm truly sorry, but that's life how I see it - maybe you should try showing some more respect to new members; pointing out that I'm 'literate' and 'coherent' is like saying I'm educated and able to string a sentence together - in a way just not very complimentary and reminiscent of those who brag because they’ve never gone to jail or something of the like...these should be the bare minimum we expect from society on average.


    On an important note, I'm just glad that the person asking the question found something worthwhile in what I said.... job over IMO.


    ~(Hair)TriggerFun


     

    Jenn

    This is not a welcome to the site.. LOL... I am not marking territory...
    I do hope you get some rest and the your wife is feeling better soon.. It sounds like she is in good hands.
    FISH-O

    :)
    and I hope your wife gets well soon.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    I will welcome you and hope that you find us entertaining and friendly enough to stick around. I like your style ; )
    My best to your wife and I hope she is doing better real soon. You sound like a great husband.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    I think you are trying to look to deep. I see no plea for sympathy, I actually do not see a lot of what you're seeing here. I only see you trying to belittle him. This I expected though so I'm not surprised. Carry on.
    itsmee

    I am sorry your wife is sick. Taking care of someone you love during an illness is difficult. I’ve done it.

    i don't know Itsmee, if they don't parciptate there is no way of telling their I.Q. and as for Ubriel's answer i agree categorically. Tu.

    the akaqa people like people and people interactions.  i think there are lot of genius people out there  that would not even consider getting on a site like this.  It depends on your interest.  I am sure we have many smart people on this site.  However i think these people are kind of people lovers.  i mite not be corrrect, but that is the feeling i get. These people seem to want the world to be ok for all people. 

    itsmee

    Tabber ... Loved it. xoxo

    Leaning heavily towards no. There are people who collect data and knowledge across the many mediums, and those who can't shut up about sharing it. Since I never stop "participating" - i.e. spastically moving around boards and attempting to act like I'm not naive as a counter-balance to my crushing anxiety - people think I'm not too dim...some even think I'm smart...but my wife collects data in the same fashion as me in her spare time, except she doesn't feel the need to expend her time going crazy answering questions like these, and she's pretty damn bright.


    Maybe it's more of an "ethical calling" to spend your time and wisdom guiding those that will likely care little of the effort "participants" put forth.


    Tell me that if you can.


     

    itsmee

    Loved your answer. You will like it here, TriggerFun87. I guess I can only answer why I'm here. Sometimes I just have to know ... Am I average? Am I crazy? How do I clean my shower door? Is it appropriate to wear a black full cotton skirt in the summer?
    Then there's What's the favorite kind of ice cream? How do I fix Brussel Sprouts?
    And then there's: What do I do with my grandaughter when she goes around the table tipping the chairs over?
    Sometimes I get answers and sometimes it's just support.
    There are other times when I believe I can help someone with questions like "How do I get over my sadness from broken heart?"
    I get magnetized to the site. I laugh a lot. Maybe that's the very best: The laughing.
    I think I'm smarter than those who don't participate. I think every single person who comes here to learn new stuff is bright. We b cool!
    Bob/PKB

    Well, hello. I like you already. Best wishes for your wife's complete and speedy recovery. I run on depressed; anxiety would run over me.
    Bob/PKB

    "collects data" is a really odd phrase to me, and I'm not really digesting what your first paragraph is saying.
    As for the "ethical calling", yes, there are a lot of kind-hearted, experiences people who aren't adverse to offering a suggestion when one is requested.
    The effort to respond is minimal. There's no "ethical calling". Somebody asks a question or makes a comment. People respond. Nothing "ethical" about it. I ask questions and offer answers because I can. Nobody interrupts me here.
    I did enjoy your exchange with Umbriel.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    1. Data: random information, bits of interest.

    2. "ethical calling" Was directed to Umbriel not all the members.

    Hold on a minute...let me consult my Quiji board!

    Ducky

    Moderator
    Shootah, did you just get a new Ouiji board for Christmas? haha
    Bob/PKB

    Oh, cool. Check for me on if there's a big lottery winning coming. I'll share.

    Umbriel, TriggerFun great conversation!  Hey everyone i see we've got some great times ahead! TriggerFun i am praying for your wife.  She is lucky to have a husband like you.  Be cool as you can.  it will save your blood pressure.  have a great day!! 

    FISH-O

    You are pretty cool yourself Tabbie-Tabber. :)

    Most of us are just cool dudes. Thats a good American phrase for an Englishmen isn't it. See what Ive learnt since iv'e been hear.

    Bob/PKB

    Dudes and dudettes, sunnyB. Don't forget the dudettes!
    sunnyB

    Oh yes sorry, mustn't forget the girls.

    @TriggerFun87...Welcome aboard and way to go!!!!    I feel like I just came away from a good boxing match......in this corner.....the new kid.....TriggerFun87!!!!!    In this corner.....the self-proclaimed professor.....Umbriel!!!!!


    And the winner is........(the votes are being tallied by the members....stay tuned.)

    Shootah

    Wanna borrow my Quiji board for an answer? It's not a new board Ducky...I had lost it under one of my giant crystal balls, and just recently found it as I was dusting the ball! Keep these words of wisdom close to heart..."You never want to let your balls get dusty!" LOL!
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Pretty profound. (Who says we're not the smartest?!) :)
    FISH-O

    My Magic Eight Ball says............
    Ducky

    Moderator
    LOL!!!!!

    Absolutely Not!!  We're just regular people with varying life experiences and  view points to share with others in hopes of helping and warding off  some other younger people from making the same  mistakes over again.  Though making mistakes is just how we learn................It's also a way of communicating with others, as well. It's a just a group of people that do get along well and help and support each other, long distance!

    What a question, itsmee!  Smart comes in so many different ways.  Some of us have "better" control over the English language, but what we write isn't "valuable".  Some of us couldn't spell our way out of a paper bag, but the content of our words is priceless.  There are people who are compassionate and open-minded, there are narrow-minded cranks, and everything in between.  Some of the questions certainly illicit a big "WT?" from me, but so do some of the answers.
    IF we are smarter on the whole that the population of the earth, it's just because we choose to spend some of our time here interacting with each other and getting from akaQA whatever it is we are getting....for each, it's different.


    Smarter....ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.    

    sawali

    you said it,Bob/PBK. there some with clean hearts, helpful and sincere and others with 'chip on their shoulders'. Now that makes the 'game' interesting - that is to know and understand diversity of personalities. Hopefully they too will some day learn to relax and learn from others.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Sawali, I am now warning you. Lose the attitude and the complaints. If you are not happy here, seek another forum. Your continued posting of negative remarks has caused a lot of complaints about you. This is your only warning.
    Bob/PKB

    Colleen and sawali: Your comments to my answer are stressful and inappropriate on the public forum to me.
    Sawali: the barb is evident, especially viewing answers, comments, and other questions. Please don't use me to exacerbate your situation.
    Colleen: As you have pointed out, I don't know the rules and conduct becoming a moderator; I would hope warnings and chastising would be done confidentially so as not to prejudice other members in any way.
    BOTH OF YOU: Please, play nicer. You are both valuable contributors as far as I'm concerned.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Bob, thank you again for your impute as to how to moderate. Your comments are noted and I will continue to moderate as I see fit. As for playing nice, I am not playing. I am moderating. If you have an issue with this, please see the admin about it. I did notice that you chose to "speak" to me and admonish me publicly rather than privately even though you know my e-mail address.
    Jenn

    IF Colleen did not publicly correct egregious comments no one would know what is appropriate. Even more so if she did not call attention to repeat offenders I beleive this site would run wild.
    An observation not condemnation.
    Bob/PKB

    Thank you for your reply, Colleen. Please note that, nowhere in my comment, do I suggest how to moderate or that my knowledge surpasses yours.
    It is distressful that my posts to admin. have not been acknowledged for over a month. I'll try again. Unfortunately for me, you and I tend to butt heads more often than not.
    I do regret you feel that I meant to admonish you publicly. It is never my intent to be less than respectful to you.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    "I would hope warnings and chastising would be done confidentially so as not to prejudice other members in any way."

    I'm sorry but this to me reads as a "suggestion" as to how I should moderate.

    I can not answer for the admin as to why your posts have gone unanswered.

    If you call me replying back to you as butting heads, then that is your opinion only as far as I'm concerned. I reply back to try and help you to see that I moderate the way I do for a reason. I've been a moderator for 10 months. I do what I do for good reason. The admin trust me and know why I do what I do. You do not see the whole picture but you do not need to. Just know that I do know what I'm doing as the admin also know what I'm doing.
    Dollybird

    Bob/ PKB,

    Thank you for your reply. Yes it was Harvey, I was asking about.I have not noticed me
    landrubert in lately, to ask them.

    There is no way of knowing that, but I highly doubt it.

    Are you kidding me??  Judging from some of the answers, questions, poor spelling and horrific grammer, I would say no.  Not to mention, most of these people have too much time on their hands. 

    Colleen

    Moderator
    Are you here because you have too much time on your hands? A lot of the members are here because they enjoy helping others, not to just give rude comments to people asking questions as I caught you doing.
    itsmee

    Thanks Colleen.
    FISH-O

    That's pretty rude ... Dude.

    Well, despite my "bitchy-ness," I really wasn't trying to battle anyone.


    There was no plea for help - I spoke candidly about who I am and why I do what I do. My doctor helps my anxiety - not my peers on the net (at least not with the meds lol).


    Umbriel - I feel that you speak for the intentions of others a bit too heavily. Itsmee read my initial response and was pleased enough with it, so continuing to assume she was looking for much more is not your place - she can speak for herself and did.


    The "sample group" was representative of board members across the net as a whole, for as I said, there's nothing about the members of this board that evidences a unique niche that I'm not yet qualified to respond to. I've been a moderator on several boards in the past, over the better part of a decade, and have responded to thousands of posts from all walks of life. The majority of these people find help in what I have to say... the rest recoil from my intensity - both fair responses. What's unfair is to say that my response was in any way off topic or not driving towards a solution to the original question.


    I didn't think I misaddressed your response, because in it you were welcoming a new member - well, I was by far and wide the "new guy" when you posted that (if by sheer number of posts alone)... so I could only logically assume it was directed towards me – despite its placement on the board, I haven’t mastered this board’s format yet. If it was directed towards anyone else, then my response still holds water, as no one elected you as the "decider" of who has the ability to respond with validity or not. People who dig around for answers and are curious probably all have some experience with groups of people in similar settings, and need not be judged by anyone else for attempting to dig a little deeper for some resolution.


    I asked you some questions about what makes you more qualified than me, and you again flipped it around into a lecture instead of addressing what i asked you... no one I know responds favorably to such attitudes - but I'm patient and can handle people who feel they need to speak for everyone else.


    Do not call me Hair-Trigger, as you're bordering on insult. I closed by calling myself "(hair)Trigger-Fun in jest of myself, not as ammo for you to recycle against me.


    Please don't perpetuate this argument, and if you can, please answer the questions I laid forth:


    What makes this board unique enough where someone with experience with these matters can't answer, simply because they haven't thrown out a million responses yet?


    At what point did I generalize about this board without at least noting similar patterns observed elsewhere that lends credibility to my response?


    Most importantly, what was so special about your contribution that allows you to sit on your high horse and pick apart my response by the use of semantics alone?


    Why should I take what you have to say to heart if you are not willing to respond to my questions or comments like a person with any respect to their peers?


    I could go on, but I'm afraid you'll try to pick apart the small things and ignore the actual "meat" of my posts.


    If this elevates any further then I will just yield to you and make sure to stay out of your way, though I must say, you seem to have a pretty big chip on your shoulder. I know i do - hell, it's big enough to make tostadas for everyone lol, but at least I'm willing to be critical of myself. It's your turn to maybe look at how you handled it and show some humility.


    Separately, thank you all very much for caring responses regarding my wife. She's only 23 and suffers anemia and crippling menstrual cramps - it's not cancer, but it certainly sucks...so when she gets the flue immediately at the onset of her period, life kinda blows for her. That's not a pity card I'm trying to play, I'm just letting everyone know what exactly she has to deal with, as so many of you seem very caring. On top of all that, two weeks ago her mother died unexpectedly from cardio-myoptahty at age 49. Two months ago my cousin and best man died because a drunk driver smashed into him going approx. 80mph down a one way. All 3 people (including the drunk) died immediately. He was 25, completely sober, and engaged to marry this March. I say this so you all can understand a little if my brain seems scrambled - this double loss is near unbearable - but I keep trucking on 'cuz life ain't gonna slow down or grind to a halt to allow me to grieve... even my boss refused to give me time off to take care of my wife thru all this so I told him to fuck himself and quit to be with my wife.


    He just called back and asked if, when I'm ready, to come back to work for him. Of course I had to accept it for the sake of money.


    That's what's happening on my end, so the thought of an internet battle is just too damn silly to care about.


    Apologies to all those who I've offended, but compassion is coming at a premium from me right now.


    Despite that, I still care enough to attempt to make things right and also provide some help for those in need.


     

    Jenn

    I dont see any need for an apology... You are direct and to the piont. I dont see where you are attacking anyone.
    The traggity in your life will hopefully make you stronger. This year has been a hard one for me as well. The support I have found on this site has been amazing. So much more than I would expect from strangers... I trully have found understanding, compassion, and empathy here.
    I do hope you visit often.
    FISH-O

    You didn't offend me. Many of us have been in similar situations and completely understand. My similar situation was 2 and 1/2 years ago. Allow yourself time to mourn and cherish your wife.
    Best wishes, Fishy
    Colleen

    Moderator
    "She's only 23 and suffers anemia and crippling menstrual cramps"

    This I can understand completely. I suffered for years because of this before I finally convinced my obgyn to approve a hysterectomy. I feel so much empathy and compassion for your wife. I know how she suffers.

    I think you are a remarkable man for loving your wife as you do and are willing to go the limits to take care of her. Husbands like you always impress me.

    Now, speaking as a moderator for this forum, I can tell you no apologies are necessary. The members are allowed to stand up for themselves whenever they feel they have been misunderstood or falsely accused of being something they are not. My sympathies to you for the important people in your life that you have lost. I appreciate that you try to accept it all and carry on.

    Again, welcome to the forum. Happy to have you here. :)
    eggplant

    You're a gentleman, sir. Thankyou.

    not smarter because each individual has different intellectual capacity. SO my answer is no since smartness does not show. 

    Colleen

    Moderator
    "SO my answer is no since smartness does not show."

    Does this include you? Or do you count yourself as the only smart one here?
    sawali

    thx for continuing to pick on me. That must be smartness. No I am not smart otherwise it would show, Colleen.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    I'm not picking on you. Just asking a question that I feel others would want to ask as I found your reply about the members here mildly offensive. Note, I said something to kelozin also. I'm just doing my job as a moderator to ensure the members do not have to put up with negative comments about them. There are a lot of smart people here. Sorry you apparently have not noticed them.
    Colleen

    Moderator
    Refer to your comment to Bob/PKB. You have been warned.

    Jeez!!  Who picked all these fights??? 

    FISH-O

    I know... Jeez Louise and chestnuts already!
    doolittle

    Hey, I think I know Jeez Louise!

    Well.  After all of the above...I questioned the smartest sea turtle I know (In human terms he would have an IQ of 7,998.33) He told me to talk to an albatros with an equally high IQ....Madame Albatros answered this way:   WE ARE RARE BIRDS! Take that how you wish! {and if you're new you will see that Doolitte, that's me, often converses with animals to obtain answers.}

    FISH-O

    Madame Albatros came for tea last week. Bright as the sun is she.
    doolittle

    I am so glad!!! I haven't seen her lately.
    FISH-O

    Such a beauty queen!
    doolittle

    Always has been! So nice of you to have her for tea!!!

    "" 


    TriggerFun87 the "Horny Warrior" on the left, and Umbriel da British Buck on the right!


     

    I just exhaled.  I am also totally speechless.  Well, almost speechless.  All I can say, after reading all these paragraphs, is "HOLY SHIT!" 


    This is the epitome of "banging heads."


    ""


     

    itsmee

    It’s 3 AM in California. Here I am alert, alive, and not so much fun. My eyes have become tiny pink shrimp. I came on the board to read just ONE question and answer. I landed here about midnight and now I’ll gather my cat and climb the ladder to my loft. I’ll be soo quiet as to not wake my sleeping husband. : )
    doolittle

    Here Here Chi!


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