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Did you ever steal someone else's question?

Asked by burntbonez (5194 points ) January 25th, 2013

Either from here or some other website?

Hawaii_jake said he once wanted to write a question about an 800 pound fruit loop gorilla. The idea is so intriguing that I and a few others seem to want it to exist. But I can’t steal it. It’s his. But I dearly want it to exist.

What about you? Have you ever stolen someone else’s question? Come on. Fess up!

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Sunny2's avatar

I’ve thought of questions because of what I wrote in response to someone’s question, but my own answer inspired MY question. Is that a no-no? I didn’t think so.

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

I asked a question once and someone said it was almost identical to another q asked on some other website. I was horrified. Now when I post a question, I pay real close attention to the pop up where it indicates other questions that have been asked. But seriously, you can’t be responsible for what goes on other sites.

JLeslie's avatar

I hope not. I usually ask permission if I want to ask a question based on someone else’s idea. If I copy it from another site, I would mean to write that I saw it on another site. I might have failed to be so careful once or twice, but never because I wanted the credit of coming up with it.

Bellatrix's avatar

Can you steal another person’s question? If they want to ask it, they should have. If someone else comes along and asks that thing or uses your/my question as a jumping off point for their follow up question – good for them. It’s not like we are running formal research topics here. I have been inspired by other people’s questions but my questions are my own.

zensky's avatar

After having asked about 2000 original, not so great questions – mostly in (what’s now called) Social and Meta – plus a few in General when I really need to know something… I can say with some degree of certainty that they are all original and crappy useless silly questions.

ucme's avatar

No, had a few of mine lifted, but that’s actually quite flattering.

zensky's avatar

@ucme Who’d lift your crappy questions? Must’ve been a newb.

ucme's avatar

@zensky Now, now dear, jealousy doesn’t suit you…much :-)

zensky's avatar

I resemble that remark.

ucme's avatar

Nowt wrong with newbs anyway, we were all that way once, even you, back when moses was a wee boy.

zensky's avatar

I swear I can’t remember that far back.

marinelife's avatar

No, but I often wish I had thought of a particular question.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Did you ever steal someone else’s question?

zensky's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate I think the thread is dead. Show us some boobies, please.

burntbonez's avatar

Now, @zensky, you should apologize. Clearly @WillWorkForChocolate is not that type of woman. She is calm and demure and would never pull up her blouse just because a captain asked her to.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

//( o Y o )\\

Jiggle jiggle

burntbonez's avatar

Like I said. Very demure.

zensky's avatar

Faints.

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