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How highbrow need a question be to be a ”Flutherable” question?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (20271 points ) January 2nd, 2014

In the spirit of Fluther trying to be heads above the rest, which of these questions are highbrow enough to be _”true Fluther questions?

I just bought a sack of marbles and I wonder if I should separate the aggies, cat’s-eye, steelies, and migs, or just leave them together?
Is it a Fluther worthy question, or not?

”I break out in hives and I get short of breath when I go in my sister’s house, what is wrong?
In spite no one can answer that question because no one knows what the sister’s house is like, and/or not being medical doctors, is it a ”Flutherable” question?

”My gf named her breast, should I name my dumbstick?”
Does that question qualify as highbrow enough for Fluther?

Exactly where is the ”cellar line” where if you go lower than that, your question vanishes into wherever, never to be seen again?

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Mimishu1995's avatar

It’s all depend on the mods. That’s why everytime I posted a question or an answer that I’m not sure it’s appropriate, I have to pray for the mods not to put it down :)

Pachy's avatar

I would never ask those kind of question—but then, that’s just me. I don’t worry about being modded because I generally ask relatively mild questions.

glacial's avatar

Are you asking whether someone may ask these types of questions, or whether someone should ask these types of questions? As you say, each type of question might be impossible to answer definitively – but I don’t see any reason to remove them from Fluther. So, presumably someone may ask them, but whether they should ask them likely depends on what kind of response he is hoping to receive.

flutherother's avatar

Highbrow? Have you read some of the questions here?

KNOWITALL's avatar

Not very – I kind of like the mix we have. Sometimes you’re in the mood to play not to get too deep.

dxs's avatar

I ask questions that have a point and I can acquire a decent level of knowledge or insight on for my own uses. I use others’ opinions to help form my opinion, too. It’s interesting what people have to say here since everyone is so smart.
Sometimes my emotions get a hold of me and I ask spur-of-the-moment ventilation questions, but I haven’t done that in a while thankfully.

This is one of the first questions I ever saw on Fluther:
Would you rather…?
Hilarious.

DWW25921's avatar

“I just bought a sack of marbles and I wonder if I should separate the aggies, cat’s-eye, steelies, and migs, or just leave them together?”

Huh huh you said “sack”

””I break out in hives and I get short of breath when I go in my sister’s house, what is wrong?”

**This is fine as long as the description gives the necessary details.

“My gf named her breast, should I name my dumbstick?”

**Yes, this is fine. We’ve all been there and this can only lead to a deep thoughtful and in depth conversation. What could possibly go wrong? limpy, pokey, stubby

“Exactly where is the ”cellar line” where if you go lower than that, your question vanishes into wherever, never to be seen again?”

**Things that are extremely technically specific. I’ve seen a lot of those in the unanswered category.

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Symbeline's avatar

Yeah yeah heh heh heh, sack.

Just about every question is valid here, or so it would seem, as I see a great variety of questions. High brow ones, game questions, what have you. I don’t think there’s any real standard to respect as far as material goes, as long as the question follows the format that Fluther wants for them. Good spelling, the necessary details…hell, you asked a question about umbrella colors. :p I’m guessing there was more to it than that, which we were supposed to figure out, but I don’t know what it is.

Also, lol; sack.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@glacial Are you asking whether someone may ask these types of questions, or whether someone shouldask these types of questions?
I know they can ask those types of questions; because they have already. Should they be asked? Some are not very thought stimulating questions, yet they flew under the mods radar as Flutherable questions. I, as I am sure others have, had questions just as weak pulled because they ”did not meet the standard”. Which left me to ponder, just where is the lowest bar set?

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