How do Fluther Moderators (and the community, I guess) take to "cookie-cutter" questions?
They’re the kinds of questions I used to ask, like:
1. What is the origin and meaning of the Russian surname “Ivhadenov?” (Pronounce that slowly…)
2. How long and/or how many miles would it take for a typical Volvo XC90 to breakdown?
3. How did “Psych” jump the shark?
For #1, replace one Russian surname with another, but leave all the other words the same.
For #2, replace the make & model of vehicle with another, but leave all the other words the same.
For #3, replace the title of a TV show with another, but leave all the other words the same.
For all of the above, I used to do this in order to attain and maintain my “Most Inquisitive” title. I kept it for two years, in fact. Then Keithold overtook me one day…
His life had more spare time than I could muster, (my being in college and all,) so I could no longer keep up with him.
Therefore, I stopped trying.
The above types of “cookie-cutter” questions were getting QUITE unpopular with the userbase of Answerbag, so that is also why I discontinued that practice.
I don’t believe there is a title that is anything like “Most Inquisitive” here on Fluther, and at this point, I view trying to reach that here, as too much work.
That, and the other reasons, is why I have retired from those methods, and have gone on to explore new ones- ones that will be more constructive for this site and its users, and more likable amongst this new userbase. People mature from old, unfavorable habits, and that’s what I’ll do from this day forward.
Now, and here is the most important part: If, say, a devil-spawn inspired by my old habits decided to go on Fluther and spew a junk-load of cookie-cutter questions, how would the mods respond to that? How would the new community respond to that?