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What is the point of this website?

Asked by zainety (93 points ) May 28th, 2014
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Mimishu1995's avatar

Questions, answers.

zainety's avatar

I get that but most of the questions asked you can find the answer to online through Google or yahoo.

Mimishu1995's avatar

^^ Are you sure most of the questions? What if there are questions you can’t find by googling? And what if the answers aren’t sastifying?

It happens to me, and that’s why I use this site.

GloPro's avatar

Debate and intelligent conversations. After a bit you learn whose advice and opinions you look forward to hearing. I’ve never found that to be true of Google.

downtide's avatar

[mod says]: Moving to Meta, as this is about Fluther.

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Stinley's avatar

You can get answers to your specific question. It’s fairly easy to find general information to answer a question but it’s usually hard to find stuff that directly applies to you.

There’s also the questions that are more philosophical in nature – questions that are simply asking for experiences or opinions and these are interesting as you get to see other people’s viewpoints.

jca's avatar

If you have an individual issue, like a job issue or a relationship issue, this is the place. if you want to participate in debates and discussions on such diverse topics like politics, religion, love, friendship, cooking, entertaining, traveling, technology, history, lifestyle, this is the place.

ucme's avatar

To share shits & giggles with like minded, childish bastards & wear a gormless grin while you’re at it.

BiZhen's avatar

Question websites are usually where some people try to preach and disguise their sermons as questions. I see quite few actual qustions on them. More often, someone just seeks agreement for his naive beliefs.

gailcalled's avatar

I have never discussed my belief system, naive or otherwise. with anyone on this site.

I have had lifesaving advice on how to survive as a new cat owner ( and an older woman). Without fluther, I’d be living in the garage and Milo (see my avatar) would have the house, the car, the bank accounts, the credit cards and the passwords. He has already appropriated the Lear jet and the limo.

I have had help with gardening, cooking, movie, book and theater questions. I have shared astronomical viewing information. I have had invaluable assistance with dirty French slang, not found anywhere else.

I have obtained free medical advice from real MD’s.

I have had help with technological questions about computers, TVs., and garage door openers.

BiZhen's avatar

My experience is quite differnt from that of the person just above. I wonder what world is her residence. I have not seen such things. I question her reply.

gailcalled's avatar

What world is my residence? What do you mean? That I have invented my experiences here since Dec. 2006? My cat would say that it’s a possibility; most of the other members of the fluther collective would not.

Symbeline's avatar

@BiZhen I question your questioning. Gail’s experience here sounds legit. And I can vouch for French slang that I like to share with those who are interested.

BiZhen's avatar

Gail evidently lives in a dream world that is quite unreal. I used two question websites today, and I see only people trying to force their naive beliefs upon everyone. Gail does more of it now, and someone supports her.

GloPro's avatar

gee, way to jump right in and be friendly.

jca's avatar

I say someone here is delusional, and it’s not @gailcalled.

Symbeline's avatar

@BiZhen Do you have any examples of what you’re forwarding?

Dutchess_III's avatar

@BiZhen You might consider looking at how many points a particular member has before you dismiss their experiences.
I have never, not once, heard @gailcalled try to force her “beliefs” on others (except for the occasional grammar correction!) She’s been here since 2006, I’ve been here since 2009.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Point? Why does there need to be a point for anything?

Symbeline's avatar

I agree about the points issue. That doesn’t mean anything, nor does it validate the worth of anyone here.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No, it doesn’t state the worth, but it does show longevity, at a glance.

Brian1946's avatar

I think @Michael_Huntington‘s comment was addressed to the OP’s implication that Fluther needs a point to validate its existence, and not to any relationship between one’s total lurve and the validity of their comments.

Symbeline's avatar

@Brian1946 Oh right, probably. My comment still stands though, in regards to what @Dutchess_III said. Although she did clear it up, not entirely sure what longevity has to do with it either.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Because person, with only 228 points, has the nerve to try and pretend he knows what a long time member, like @gailcalled, is all about.

Symbeline's avatar

@Dutchess_III Aaah. I thought you meant some respect based thing.

turtlesandbox's avatar

Is @BiZhen trying to force her naive belief upon us right now?

The point of this website is to entertain young trolls.~

Kardamom's avatar

The reason this site is different than Google, is that you can ask questions that don’t have a right or wrong answer. Having people with many different perspectives can often help a user who has a specific question, but is having a hard time figuring out what to do.

Imagine needing advice about a relationship. It would be almost impossible to get an answer that works specifically for your own unique set of circumstances on Google. We do a pretty good job of offering up solutions and helping hands to people who are in sticky or anguished situations.

Here are a few examples.

This Question deals with a person who needs advice on how to save a relationship.

This Question deals with a person who needs advice on navigating a potential work relationship.

This Question deals with a person who needs advice about stress in her (or rather someone else’s) marriage.

This Question deals with a person who needs advice about a boyfriend that is ignoring her.

This Question deals with a person who needs advice about wives purposely getting pregnant to stop their (or is it someone else’s?) husband from cheating.

Also we do a better job than Google (although we use Google to help answer the questions) regarding recipes, food, dinner parties and holiday celebrations. You can, indeed Google potato, but we Jellies can give you ideas about what types of delicious dishes contain potatoes that you would never even think existed. We can also give you ideas about how to create a romantic picnic, navigate cooking a full Thanksgiving day meal when some of your guests are vegetarians, gluten free, have allergies, or don’t like onions. We can tell you about our experiences with products that we’ve tried, recipes we’ve created, and how to throw together a tasty meal with what you’ve got in your fridge. And we do it all with fun conversation.

Here are a few examples.

Someone needs a sauce for Chili Rellenos

Someone needs some Baking Ingredients Alterations

Some needs some advice for Cooking for Vegetarians when they are not a vegetarian.

Someone needs advice on how to cook healthy food without an oven or stove in a Dorm Room

Although most of us are not doctors, we can help relieve some of the stress people have when dealing with medical issues.

Here are some examples.

This person needed some advice about living with Diabetes

This person needed some advice about coping with Anxiety

This person needed some advice on how to care for her daughter after she came home from the Hospital

Some people need help with making big changes in their life. We do a pretty good job of giving our own two cents worth and hoping that will help the asker think about things that might not have occurred to them.

Here’s some examples.

This person needed some advice about Life Changes

This person also needed help with Life Changes

And yet another person needed some help with Life Changes

Fluther is a community, rather than a sterile answer site. If you like to get different perspectives, have conversations, make new friends and be challenged occasionally, you’ll like Fluther. If all you want is Yes, No or Potato for an answer, Fluther is not the site for you.

Symbeline's avatar

@Kardamom Wow, nice. :)

downtide's avatar

And don’t forget that one time we collectively saved someone’s life

ucme's avatar

Like a fart in an astronaut suit, we like to hang around

jca's avatar

I think if someone is insulting anyone here, and they barely know us, then perhaps that person is a troll.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Point? Questions like this always annoy me because they’re like bogs you have to struggle through. trying to figure out EXACTLY what is being asked. It’s one thing to ask the purpose or function of fluther, but “point” seems to be a challenge for we here to defend against the accusation that the site is pointless. But even that supposition can only be a guess. Asking the question is pretty much a demonstration of the “point” of the place. It’s a meaningless question, which leaves any answer (including this one) POINTLESS.

dxs's avatar

Where else in the world can you easily ask anonymous questions without having to show your face or any other physical features?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Jackie Chan?

ucme's avatar

Emo Chan…always fucking crying

zainety's avatar

This question went from being on of curiosity to an argument in a matter of seconds everyone is entitled to their own opinion. So all I’m saying is why bitch and complain about what other people say.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Argument? I don’t see an argument. I see some comments that needed clarifying (such as mine,) but I don’t see an argument.

Symbeline's avatar

@zainety Haha if you think that’s an arguement on here…XD

Dutchess_III's avatar

LOL! Exactly!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

My points don’t mean anything? I thought I could turn them in towards the price of a car. No? Crap.

Mimishu1995's avatar

OK @zainety, let’s get things straight: if you don’t think Fluther has any use why are you here then complain?

LornaLove's avatar

The point is what any single person makes of it. I imagine some come here for friendship, some for company, other’s because they are bored. Still other’s want to learn more, also learn how to write and spell perhaps. It is what you want it to be.

gailcalled's avatar

In aid of learning how to write and spell, the plural of other is just plain old others.

Symbeline's avatar

ya don’t say

Brian1946's avatar

I’m just posting for the Butterfly Effect.

Symbeline's avatar

Nice. :)

Brian1946's avatar

Now it’s one avatar nicer. :-)

rojo's avatar

Dude. Really? This whole website is about getting positive reinforcement in our otherwise mundane lives.

I mean today I look smashing, at least according to Fluther. No one else will tell me that today.

zainety's avatar

I’m just curious last i checked that wasn’t a crime. And I’m on here to see what’s so great about this website I’ve had a couple people say this was a great website so i had to find out for myself. So therefore if y’all don’t like my question(s) then don’t answer the fucking thing that’s how i feel about it

GloPro's avatar

Woah, bro. If you post a question we can answer it if we like it or not. Ask @HC :-)

Mimishu1995's avatar

Apparently there is a miscommunication going on here…

Dutchess_III's avatar

I find it ironic that @zainety claims an argument broke out “within seconds,” (which it didn’t) and then the thread turned kind of fun, then @zainety jumps in, almost out of the blue, and starts cussing at us! As someone said, ‘It is what you want it to be. If you want an argument, you can find one.

gailcalled's avatar

When do I have permission to rant about the lack of clarity when one uses run-on sentences regularly? Now? the fucking thing that’s how I feel about that

@Symbeline: Looky. The outhouse salesman is coming up my drive so I gotta run.

Symbeline's avatar

@zainety Did you at least check out some of the answers that pertain to what you’re asking? For example, @Kardamom gave a splendid answer, as did a few others.

@gailcalled Guess you won’t have to make off with someone else’s outhouse. :D

gailcalled's avatar

^^ Even if one falls off the back of a lorry?

Symbeline's avatar

Oh hey, if he drives off and leaves the outhouse there, free game! I’d grab it, if it was me.

Dutchess_III's avatar

The city put an outhouse in my front yard for two weeks, while they were working on the street. I would have given you that one.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

If it falls off someone has to pick it up. Might as well be you.

Dutchess_III's avatar

But I’m the one who needs one, and the city took mine back.

gailcalled's avatar

A Port-a-potty is not the same thing as an outhouse, especially a French one, with “Le Monde” as toilet paper.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Hey we’ve discovered the point of this site: Outhouse discussions.

gailcalled's avatar

Implicit in the last ten comments.

Symbeline's avatar

Yeah. Never seen no port a poty with a moon window in it. Gotta go for classic outhouses!

I used to go camping with my dad in a place called ’‘Grand Beach’’, (which I liked to call ’‘grand bitch’’ just to be an idiot) and it had cottages everywhere…ALL with outhouses. So when you use the outhouse, the mess drops in buckets underneath, and you have access to the buckets from behind the outhouse. Pretty nasty…I just wonder who’s job it was to run around the cottages and clean out the buckets. I’d prefer the classic outhouse with a hole in the ground. Actually, not sure how all that works out… Haha. Random, sorry.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

The hole in the ground ones usually have a container of quick lime in them to throw on your deposit.

Symbeline's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Aaah. I was seriously wondering. :)

But, lol…deposit. XD

ucme's avatar

You quite often see victims butchered in slasher movies while sitting in a shithouse.
They saw Jason or Michael break the door in & literally crapped themselves.
“I say old bean, would you mind awfully if I wiped myself first?”

Symbeline's avatar

@ucme Eh heh heh heh, check it out bro. :)

Killer crapper.

ucme's avatar

@Symbeline Yeah, that was one of the scenes I was thinking about, he deserved to be killed for that hairstyle alone.
Die – arrhoea!! :D

Symbeline's avatar

Hahaha yeah. I love these kinds of scenes. See that guy was taking a dump, then he gets up and his pants are on. Well he kind of does an action where it suggests that he pulls them up but boy, that was quick. Didn’t even wipe. XD

ucme's avatar

Notice the walls made out of corrugated tin, who designed that?
If you went for a shit in the middle of the night & farted before you dropped, ya gonna wake de whole house up man!

Symbeline's avatar

Lol yeah. Talk about a ghetto outhouse. All that graffiti in there…I know this happens in public bathrooms, but one must be quite badass to take the time to actually spray paint shit in there.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Yeah, and that shitter is going to be hotter than hell in the Summer sun.

ucme's avatar

Shit hot, decent toilet roll though, three ply :D

wildpotato's avatar

@Dutchess_III They can just put an outhouse on anyone’s property? Gross.

zainety's avatar

It’s my question i will say to it whatever i please

turtlesandbox's avatar

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to. Cry if I want to, cry if I want to.
You would cry too if it happened to you.

Edit- oops. I thought this was the “what’s the last song you sang” question.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@zainety So you mean it’s your question so you can tell anyone that they are dicks because they don’t give you the answer you want? You mean because you ask a question you are a ruler here and everyone has to obey your own rules?

Congratulation! You have turned your question into a single-player playground, with anyone who answer is your toy and you have ful control. The question will have all the answers you want, no more subjective answers allowed! Haha!

Kardamom's avatar

Movie title: Da Shitter dats hotter ‘an hell.

jca's avatar

Fluther likes proper grammar, spelling and punctuation, @zainety.

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turtlesandbox's avatar

You are entertainment @zainety. No one is pissed. Maybe drunk, but not angry.

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Symbeline's avatar

@Kardamom Movie title: Da Shitter dats hotter ‘an hell.

Haha, that needs to be a movie. Seriously though.

@turtlesandbox You are entertainment @zainety. No one is pissed. Maybe drunk, but not angry.

Aaahahahaha haha…er…aye. Guilty. I’m pissed. Pissed drunk.

GloPro's avatar

Damn. I was too busy drinking and missed all of the fun.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@wildpotato I have a friend who works for the city. I emailed her, joking about the outhouse. She said if I didn’t want it in the yard she’d tell them to move it. I said it was fine. :D

gailcalled's avatar

Was it a Port-a-potty or a real outhouse?

jca's avatar

If it was a real outhouse, they would have had to dig a hole in her yard. It was probably a port-a-potty.

Dutchess_III's avatar

It was a Port-a-potty, of course. I put an air freshener in it, although it didn’t really need one.

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