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Do your tentacles get ruffled when another Jelly gives an answer identical to yours?

Asked by Cruiser (34978 points ) March 28th, 2014

Or when somebody clearly steals your premise in your answer and presents it as an original thought? And what if their answer that is identical to yours gets GA’s and yours doesn’t?

Does it further irk you that they obviously didn’t read all the answers? What if that Jelly gave you a GA if and when they duped your answer would that make things better?

Have you ever written your answer then gone back and read the other Jellies answer and seen an almost identical answer? Or could all this simply be a case of like minds think alike?

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janbb's avatar

Shit happens – I try not to ruffle my feathers over it.

ucme's avatar

Nah, just a website with words on a screen, no need to sweat the small stuff.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

No, this is in the end just a website with words on a screen. There should be no need to sweat what is ultimately small stuff.

ucme's avatar

^^ See, bothered not a jot.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@ucme How large is one jot? Is it measured in iotas?

ucme's avatar

It’s more or less the same size as a gnat’s dropping, although I may have just made that up.
Course, the individual left unbothered, is in fact you, as the question suggests.

Juels's avatar

The original answer was mine and that’s all that matters. :) Screw it.

GloPro's avatar

If I read all of the answers I could be accused of being a copycat. Just kidding, but sometimes I don’t read every answer, sometimes I read half of an answer. I don’t care if people answer the same as me or if they read my answer. I can’t help it if people get upset with me because I don’t follow what they think the rules should be. It’s never occurred to me that these are things that bother people.

Juels's avatar

How did you know about my tentacles?

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I’m a sea turtle and not a jellyfish. I have flippers and not tentacles. I demand equal time!

SpatzieLover's avatar

Who reads all the answers before answering? Usually not me.

Most of the time I answer….then I scroll up to read.

livelaughlove21's avatar

It’s slightly less annoying than when the same question is asked more than once in a short time frame. :)

@SpatzieLover Who reads all the answers before answering?

I do, unless there’s a ridiculous amount of answers (in that case, I assume everything has been covered and move on). If someone already said what I have to say, there’s no point in me saying it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Can….tentacles even GET ruffled?

dappled_leaves's avatar

Shit happens – I try not to ruffle my feathers over it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

You have leaves, not feathers @dappled_leaves.

Cruiser's avatar

@livelaughlove21 Yeah…and it is just as slightly less annoying when Jellies then use the same answers from the same question that was just asked just 2 days ago. ;)

The questions are actually distinctly different because I say so.

janbb's avatar

@Hawaii_Jake Slap flippers with me!

cookieman's avatar

Shit happens – I try not to ruffle my feathers over it.

Symbeline's avatar

Doesn’t bother me. It’s interesting to see how many opinions match, or clash, for that matter.

hominid's avatar

If I feel it’s worth the time to answer the question, 99.9% of the time I read every response that people have written so far. I can’t imagine why someone would contribute to a site like this and type a response that could very likely be the same thing someone has already said. I consider myself to be rather anti-social, but this seems completely over-the-top anti-social and dismissive to me.

More often than not, if there are a handful of answers already, I’m pleasantly surprised that someone here has already responded as I would – but more articulately and intelligently than my response would have been. And very often, I read the question and feel that I know how I will answer, but by the time I have read the existing comments, I realize that my comment would make little sense in the context. Often, a conversation has taken a turn – and if you simply reply to the question, you’re almost derailing the conversation.

I’d rather read an original position that I thoroughly disagree with than read some duplicate response that adds nothing to what’s already been said.

The stuff about GA doesn’t bother me at all.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Questions or answers if they pass mine up for a question doppelganger and GA or GQ it, that is more telling to me about those reading it. So, it doesn’t irk me as it might have in the past because I come to expect that to be the norm more than the exception.

Cruiser's avatar

@hominid I am with you on the original position point…and thinking about my own question…I usually read the opening question and form an initial answer of my own and then read some of the answers and sometimes will completely change my answer because of another Jellies perspective sparks a change in my thinking and then echo that answer with my own spin on it. I hope I didn’t ruffle anyone’s tentacles in the process.

syz's avatar

< Don’t have feathers.

Cruiser's avatar

@syz Ever get your whiskers in a knot?

syz's avatar

@Cruiser Lol, often, but not usually on Fluther.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Cruiser Where did I give the same answer as I did a couple days ago?

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Cruiser There must be a joke here that I’m just not getting. What does a thread from 2012 have to do with anything?

Cruiser's avatar

@livelaughlove21 Just goofin is all

turtlesandbox's avatar

Nah, life is too short for that shit.

hearkat's avatar

I reacted on the previous question because I started composing my answer then JP posted literally less than a second before I did – and we both shared the same link! It surprised me, so I remarked about it.

gailcalled's avatar

I love it when people paraphrase me (often not bothering to even change much of the vocabulary) but I cannot see that it would be useful to the OP).

Mimishu1995's avatar

No, but when it’s my question and there are so many answers similar to each other then my tentacles get ruffled.

cookieman's avatar

I love it when people paraphrase me (often not bothering to even change much of the vocabulary) but I cannot see that it would be useful to the OP).

gailcalled's avatar

^^^You have to include at least four words of your own for it to count.

longgone's avatar

@cookieman You are required to incorporate at least four terms of your own for it to be valid…

gailcalled's avatar

^^^ You’ve got it. A+ for plagiarism.

longgone's avatar

^^ Well, thank you! Honored. :]

Dutchess_III's avatar

Four terms isn’t allowed in the Constitution.

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