Are three questions a day too many?
I’ve only recently begun visiting Fluther again after being away for over a year, and I’ve noticed some changes in the atmosphere, not all for the better. The largest change I’ve noticed is the trend to “recentism” which was not here before; people generally only answer questions which have been asked within the last few hours, and don’t seem at all interested in even searching through any of the answers previously given.
The place where such recentism is most prevalent is Yahoo! Answers, which should give Fluther pause for thought. On Y!A, if you haven’t received an answer within 20 minutes of posting your question, it is buried and forgotten forever. A never-ending stream of Obama-si-teh-antichrist and does-he-love-me questions wash over top of everything and make finding interesting questions, even if you wanted to answer them, impossible.
I am concerned that Fluther is following down the dark path to Y!A. Are three questions a day too many? Are the volumes of questions here watering down the quality? If so, what if anything can be done to reverse the trend? Even from a purely business perspective, it makes sense to differentiate the Fluther brand from other Q/A sites. If Fluther becomes Y!A lite, then why bother when you can get the real Y!A for the same price of zero?
(Edit: Is it more appropriate to ask “Are three questions..” or “Is three questions…”? At first blush it seems the former, but it doesn’t ring right in my head, and I’m thinking that perhaps the verb does not refer to “questions” but rather the implied “asking of questions” which would be singular.)