I’m like Marina; I often forget about GQing in my excitement about getting my answer down, but I really do like to reward the kinds of Qs that I’d like to see more of. Questions are the lifeblood of Fluther; if the Q stream dries up or goes stale, Fluther tanks.
I’d even rather see GQs get more than the 3 points they currently fetch. A great one is quite hard to come by.
@Harp: I agree, I sometimes wish GAs and GQs lurve was reversed because of the difficulty involved. It’s hard after this long to come up with an honest, thought provoking or interesting question. But The answers are what keeps this site going, more time goes into them, more effort, more research so I always end up liking it how it is. Then a few weeks later…lather, rinse, repeat.
It’s not something that’s ever-present in my mind…I pretty much have to exclaim (even if it’s just in my head), “damn, that’s a great question…” if that happens, I hit the GQ, otherwise I just answer it or don’t.
I usually ask tech questions, so I give GQs to most all of the answers because I’m only looking for suggestions. If I ask how to delete something and they say “It’s awesome why would you want to do that?” then I give nothing lol.
If I arrive late to a Q and someone’s answer has already been given 3 or 4, I feel pressured to also give a GQ. I feel that there’s obviously some reason why four people thought it was great, and I should get it on that appreciation as well.
Not at all. If I get maxed on someone, big deal. I still GA it because it will still matter. And everyone seeing the page will see “Hey, that is a good answer!” And lurve it themselves, and that is considered the lurve I owe him I guess…
My lurve tank never runs dry. I may not give a GA vote to every response but I do spread my lurve around very liberally and anyone who submits an answer on Fluther already gets my appreciation because I seriously enjoy reading all the unique and dintinct anwers given by such a diverse group of people. With that much inviting material floating around, how could you possibly be stingy with lurve?
I ask because I usually give GQs to any question I found interesting, whether I learned the question or not, a sort of hey I’d like to know that too or cool!
The reason I ask is recent I’ve asked some questions that I thought were worthy of GQs and I’ve answered questions I thought were GQs too (that many had already answered, but not recognized) so I try to give my lurve more generously.
Also questions that spark great discussion I often give my lurve (even if half the discussion is on a typo! :P).
I give GAs when it makes me laugh or think. Or think about laughing. I never knew about GQs, but now I’ll have to consider GQing the GQs from now on, and then pout when no one GQs my Qs. I wouldn’t really pout, it doesn’t go well with my asshole attitude.
Since lurve is free a point everywhere is the same as no point at all. I give them out to every question I answer, and to most of the answers under it. I am a lurve fairy, and I pass them out like candy.