Commentary on the Influx of New Questions
I appreciate variety and diversity in many forms. I am thrilled that so many new users are joining fluther every day. In some way that I can’t explain articulately, I feel somewhat protective of fluther, and I don’t want to see it turn into a forum for our baser realms of the mind. I am not by any means saying there should be any sort of censorship on this site; I am, however, urging users to think of this site as more of a very large family (like a Man-O-War) that supports its members and doesn’t make personal attacks against one another.
Questions about sex and guns and violence are fine, provided that they are real questions that you have, not just crude fodder for the entertainment of the person asking it. Think of it this way: if your grandmother (or someone you respect a great deal) were reading over your shoulder, would you still ask the question?
If you disagree with me, that is fine. In fact, I encourage disagreement, provided that you can back up your argument logically and it isn’t just for the sake of disagreeing with me.
If someone asks a question that can be answered just as easily using google, point that person in the right direction. If someone asks a question that has already been asked on fluther, help that person. I can’t remember half of the questions that I’ve answered on this site, and sometimes it’s hard to search for the right one. Questions will inevitably be asked several times.
I eagerly await the hurling of anathema in my direction.