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Have you ever asked a question on Fluther that you regretted asking?

Asked by Paradox (2570points) October 25th, 2010

Whether the reasons would be from negative backlash or a question that just turned into a dud (no/or lack of responses) are there any questions you regretted asking on here?

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Yes. I don’t want to link to it, because I regret it that much.

Deja_vu's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie Yeah me too, there’s one I regret so so so much, but I didn’t want to link it so I choose the last one I regretted.

lillycoyote's avatar

I’m with @TheOnlyNeffie. Yes, I have asked at least one question I regret asking but if you expect me to rat myself out that just ain’t going to happen. No links. But one time I asked a question late at night and woke up thinking about it and really wishing I hadn’t asked it and when I logged on later that day I found out that it had been sent back to editing. I couldn’t have been happier. I clicked abandon question and that was that.

SundayKittens's avatar

Oh yeah, specific personal stuff that could be linked back to me should the person in question ever stumble upon Fluther.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@lillycoyote consider me jealous.

@SundayKittens ditto, mostly. Just too personal a question. I didn’t realise I’d be sticking around.

johlucmoha's avatar

Yes, at the time I was upset and needed some imput. The question was sent to edit I should have cancelled it then, but I did not. I went ahead and now I have a reminder.

marinelife's avatar

I did ask a question that I regretted the way that I worded it, because it caused a backlash and did not engender the type of discussion that I had hoped for.

Here it is.

nikipedia's avatar

Yes, I’ve asked the mods to take down a question when I thought it could be read by someone who could be hurt by it.

DominicX's avatar

Oh yes. Negative responses, insults, misunderstandings. It was terrible. And no, I will not link to it. I never want to see it again. :)

Paradox's avatar

Ironically I’ve looked around at older questions on here and some of these users are still active on here that’ve asked quite a few misinformed questions where many jumped on the OP. I guess they decided to duck this question altogether.

I think I have an idea by now what questions to avoid asking on here. There are questions I would never ask on here but there are other Q&A websites where I can ask these same questions. Well thanks for the honesty everyone.

lillycoyote's avatar

@Paradox It’s hard. I’m actually currently fighting an almost overwhelming urge to ask a question I just know I’m going to regret asking. I hope my better judgement wins.

Paradox's avatar

@lillycoyote That’s why I’m a member of three other Q&A websites so I can discuss certain topics that I never could on here.

lillycoyote's avatar

@Paradox It’s kind of a meta question. It wouldn’t work anywhere else and I can’t manage much more that this place and my two facebook identities. :-)

DominicX's avatar

What’s the question? :\

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Uh huh…....This onePeople just could not get it and stay on point IMO.

CFi's avatar

Yes very much so, I too like @johlucmoha wanted input on something I was really upset about and now that I’m past it I am very worried this person will see it. I wish I had not posted it, if they do ever come across it I’m worried it may end badly. Though it took a lot from me to get past it, I don’t want to look back on it and I hope that it’s not a featured story on some blog somewhere or something. That truly is a big fear for me.

UScitizen's avatar

No. However, I have asked questions which resulted in answers that I regretted.

Paradox's avatar

@UScitizen I’m getting that right now. I was hoping for a more even balance on opinions. I’m getting smashed on my own question right now,

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