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How constrictive does it feel to have this limit of 6 questions per day?

Asked by EgaoNoGenki (1141 points ) December 18th, 2009

(Yes, it is technically 3 questions every 12 hours, as I read from someone’s comment.)

ESPECIALLY to you fellow former Answerbaggers: How do you feel about this tight question constriction? Also, do you like it or hate it?

Keithold, if you ever find this question, how do you feel about it?

I think this 6Q/day limit is quite tight. I suppose I can submit ALL the questions I have in mind to BlurtIt, and of those questions, choose a few that I think may either be real important, or otherwise make a significant mark of some kind.

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jackm's avatar

i never notice the limit personally.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

I think it’s way too much already. These days especially, and especially for new users, who haven’t exactly figured out how to ask a good question.

HumourMe's avatar

I personally think 6 answers over a 24 hour period is quite generous. I can barely think of even 3 questions really worthy of discussion that haven’t already been asked so I’m fine with it.

EgaoNoGenki's avatar

@ivan LOL, Ivan, what makes you say that? What does that have anything to do with the question? (Sometimes people just don’t make sense.)

PandoraBoxx's avatar

6 questions is three questions too many, for most people, especially those who only ask them to hear themselves talk. Staring hard at you. I’ve read your questions on AB.

EDIT: No not you @Jewel. This question is in reference to a similar thread that popped up in the wee hours of this morning. This Question.

Jewel's avatar

Me? I never ask questions, but some folks like to ask and we answerers need the questions to work off of.
I don’t understand the need for a limit. Especially if it is just 3. Seems kind of a weird rule to me.

AstroChuck's avatar

Not constrictive at all. I like it how it is.
Remember: Fluther ≠ AB.

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

It is genius on the part of Fluther if you ask me. OK, that might be laying it on a bit thick. But when you have a feed-based main page and do not limit question-posting frequency, then a handful of compulsive people will dominate the scene.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

@Jewel, it’s the 80/20 rule. 80% of the rules exist because 20% of the population can’t function correctly without them.

Corporate_Avenger's avatar

Jesus wept. Another question comparing Fluther to ‘Club Dead’.

Jewel's avatar

@AstroChuck Clearly!
@PandoraBoxx Sadly, I understand now.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Considering the barrage of cloned questions you used to bury us with in AB, I’m all in favor of it. And I know that I’m not alone.

And now, having just read your profile on Fluther, I suspend my previous surly answer, without retracting it entirely. I eagerly await your constructive and thoughtful questions. But I’m not holding my breath, either.

Jewel's avatar

@hiphiphopflipflapflop Not if you have a larger number of people asking them. The user base is larger now.

EgaoNoGenki's avatar

@Corporate_Avenger I don’t find anything wrong with these comparison questions, so far…

I take it we want to leave AB behind by not even talking about it anymore?

Sometimes we’d like to reminisce on fond old memories you know.

Corporate_Avenger's avatar

@EgaoNoGenki – That is what the comment section is for.

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hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

@Jewel Really? I think it would just encourage them to try harder. Right here we have an example of how ridiculous things can get one sets a ridiculous goal.

Seek's avatar

It works for me.

I did mention to someone else, @EgaoNoGenki that if you came over, you’d have a big problem. ^_^

PandoraBoxx's avatar

~...and your NEW GIRLFRIEND adores you all the more because you talk continually about your OLD GIRLFRIEND and how much you miss her, how much better she is, what a better girlfriend she is.

Same principle.

Ivan's avatar

If you feel like you need to ask more than 6 questions per day, you’re probably not asking high caliber questions. That being said, I’m in no place to judge the quality of anyone’s questions and if you want to ask that 7th and 8th one, I don’t see why you shouldn’t be able to.

Supacase's avatar

Do you really wonder about more than six things per day that require so much input from others? I just can’t imagine what I would ask. Do you prefer ketchup or mustard? Lace-up or velcro shoes?

Corporate_Avenger's avatar

@Supacase – That made me laff.

YARNLADY's avatar

I prefer to answer question from people who are genuinely trying to find out my opinion on various subjects, and the question limit helps keep frivolous asking just for the sake of asking off this site.

Because of the limit, this site has much more intelligent, interesting questions than most other sites I participate in.

Yes, I think blurtit is a much better match for a the stream of encyclopedia/dictionary questions you specialize in.

arnbev959's avatar

I wouldn’t mind if the limit were 1 per day—or even one per week. It would cut down on the nonsense questions.

Corporate_Avenger's avatar

@petethepothead – One per week, Pete. Now let’s not be silly here. Maybe one per day…I got your six on that idea.

fundevogel's avatar

I never come even remotely close to the question limit. I’ll go months without coming up with a worthy question and then forget to write in down when one comes to me. I mourn my forgotten questions.

I wouldn’t have a problem with a 1 or 2 question per day limit.

HighShaman's avatar

I’m all in favor of the limits on questions around here .

THREE per day is more than enough… and as already mentioned ; it helps keep the NONSENSE questions down considerably .

However; if Fluther wants to limit it to SIX .... far be it for me to raise hell about it , I’ll just go with the flow… .

laureth's avatar

Member since:
September 17th, 2008
Questions asked:
31

…no, I don’t have a problem with it.

Corporate_Avenger's avatar

@laureth – I wish I could give you an Excellent Answer, but I’m a noob here and I haven’t got that button on my account page yet, so you will have to tolerate a GA. Sorry.

arnbev959's avatar

Member since: April 8th, 2008
Questions asked: 29

High five @laureth!

chelseababyy's avatar

Member since: November 27th, 2008
Questions asked: 44

I think for me it’s more about helping and giving input than wanting to know things. I like love the question limit. I’m pretty sure if people were to ask an unlimited amount of questions a day, my brain would implode.

aphilotus's avatar

There’s a limit? I never noticed the limit. But I’m a non-answerbagger, and tend to answer more than I ask.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@EgaoNoGenki There has already been a flood of ”... Answerbag… ?” questions, and I’m sure that if you look for them (all within the past week or so) you can still contribute to them. Whether anyone is still following them or not is an open question—a rhetorical question—I’m not even going to ask it.

The flutherites have been incredibly gracious (for the most part) in allowing all of that to go on as long as it did and as much as it did, and even participating from time to time. I would recommend that you not introduce yourself here by starting new threads on the by-now-old topics. If you look hard, you might even see a reference to your name from before your joining this site…

As JFK might have said, “We are all flutherites.”

jerv's avatar

For those of us that on average only asked one question every two weeks, I see it as no real impediment.

casheroo's avatar

wow, it seems all your questions have to do with the same thing…you should totally email a mod. I’m sure they’d appreciate that. ~

I don’t understand why this limit feels so constrictive to anyone. I like the way it is, otherwise it’d be chaos.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@Corporate_Avenger It looks like the 1QPD or even 1 QPW limit actually has some traction. Since I’m headed into my second week here and have only asked 2 questions (and one of them just to get the first one out of the way), I have no problem with low limits.

jerv's avatar

@casheroo For somebody who is used to 3 questions per minute, it could be a bit restrictive.

Corporate_Avenger's avatar

@CyanoticWasp – Works for me. I learned tonight that asking questions here is no fun if you are a former member of Club Dead. I do not relish another attack like the one I got earlier. I’m the fuck out if that shit continues.

chelseababyy's avatar

Fluther is amazing for what it is, restrictions included. The amazing mods keep things in check, while helping when we have issues. The question limit ensures that we don’t have a whole sloo of questions constantly. to me, that means being able to pay more attention to a decent number of questions asked, instead of trying to answer elevendy billion all at once. I can answer thoroughly instead of trying to keep up with the new questions.

lillycoyote's avatar

It doesn’t really bother me. When I first got on Fluther, from another q&a site, about 75% of my questions got sent to editing for reasons I never fully understood, and they were the kind of questions I wanted to ask because they were the kind of questions I wanted answers too. I couldn’t edit them into questions I didn’t want to ask, so I pretty much gave up on asking questions. I am giving Fluther another try after a several months absence but I’m probably not going to be asking too many questions. So a limit of any number doesn’t bother me unless they insist that I must ask at least one question in some specified period of time.

laureth's avatar

I find that I can ask significantly fewer questions just by looking stuff up myself, perhaps using Google. If you are a many-question asker, perhaps looking things up instead can help you fit within Fluther’s generous quota.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

I think if this site ever grows to the popularity that AB “enjoyed” then… I would only suggest better categorization and indexing of the questions, and I still wouldn’t want to see floods of “How can I tell if he likes me?”

And in addition, the non-restrictive text limits (at least I haven’t seen any limits other than what is practical to expect people to read in a single question) mean that an asker can really go to town on a well-worded whizz-bang question.

Booknight's avatar

I don’t ask many questions so I don’t feel constricted. I like that fluther has very few ‘orphans’ because people have the time to read and answer the questions that result in the 3 in 12 hour limit.

chelseababyy's avatar

@laureth Right on spot, as always!

Symbeline's avatar

I don’t really care. I already know everything that exists to know, so it’s not like I need to ask anything.

Lulz.

Srsly though, doesn’t bother me. If I really need to know something which doesn’t involve interest in people’s personal opinions, I go see a doctor, or look it up on Google.

trailsillustrated's avatar

if you need to ask more than 6 questions a day, let alone a week, you got too much time on your hands dude. and you gotta serious internet problem. this from someone who doesnt work doesnt have to and has nothing but time

J0E's avatar

I like it because you don’t have to scroll through ten pages to get to the questions from an hour ago.

trailsillustrated's avatar

@EgaoNoGenki seriously, leave it alone, please. Wev’e all met you at sometime or worked with you somewhere, now start collecting 1st edition beanie babies or join a bingo club or volunteer somewhere, stop asking the same question 100 different ways—stop—

jerv's avatar

@trailsillustrated You never met @EgaoNoGenki before, have you? We all have a trademark, and vast numbers of near-identical questions is his.

aphilotus's avatar

@jerv “Vast numbers of identical questions” is also kind of against the Fluther Guidelines.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@jerv I’m prepared to take him at his word (in his profile) that he’s planning to change his metier… so I’m hopeful. We’ll see, I guess. Anyway, that Vast Numbers™ won’t work here very well at only 3 QPD, so either way I’m not worried.

Corporate_Avenger's avatar

@CyanoticWasp – Actually it is 3 per 12 hour period or 6 per day. A person might find a way to become really phucking annoying with 72 questions per week. Not that such a fine upstanding young person as the former Keithold Jr, the Most Inquisitive Grand Poobah of Club Dead for two years running, and who has been on Answerbag for well over FIVE YEARS, amassing quite a number of contributions to that venerable and august site would attempt to do such a thing.

jerv's avatar

@aphilotus Well, Egao’s questions may be a bit stupid at times, but Egao isn’t stupid. ADHD maybe….

Now, if Egao and keithold decide to one-up each other here, things are going to go to Hell pretty quickly and I’ll be over in the corner gibbering…

germanmannn's avatar

can anyone be that lost they need more than 6? forest gump only needed 3.

EgaoNoGenki's avatar

@jerv , I thought it was AS.

@Corporate_Avenger Did you mean ”...42 questions per week” ?

gemiwing's avatar

I like the limit- it makes me think about the questions I’m going to ask. I have about four that I want to ask, but I know that they’re not quite ready to meet the quality this site deserves.

I love the community here and I want to be a good contributor to it. I want to ask questions that inspire thought and discussion. I’ve had questions modded and that’s okay by me. It just lets me know what the community wants.

Fluther has a unique mix of people. Regular ‘Joes’, scientists, programmers, people who have very specific skill sets and people who have amazing life experiences. I don’t want to waste my fellow Jellies’ time. I want to respect them by asking the best questions I can.

So, for me, the limit in questions is a good thing. I’m not in competition to answer the most nor ask the most. I just want to make Fluther the best I can, by contributing what I feel are well thought-out questions and answers. So the limit actually helps me do that.

Corporate_Avenger's avatar

@EgaoNoGenki – I guess I did. I was sitting in the dark when I typed that, and the number s are waaaaay to close on the keyboard. My bad.

jerv's avatar

@EgaoNoGenki There is a lot of cross-over between the two so it’d be hard to guess just based on web posts.

trailsillustrated's avatar

@jerv anybody who has lived or worked any amount of time has met an @EgaoNoGenki nuff said

downtide's avatar

I would be lucky if I thought of 6 good answers in a month.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@downtide, aye. And I would consider myself Pulitzer-worthy (well, Nobel-worthy, maybe) if I could get 6 really good answers in a month.

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