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Are you a questioner or answerer?

Asked by jlelandg (3536points) May 8th, 2011

I compared my fluther stats with my friends and found out that he uses fluther for questions more than responses, while I have only asked 40 questions in my off and on 3 years here. Are you more of a questioner or answerer and any further discussion or explanation is of course welcome.

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Bellatrix's avatar

I am an answerer for sure. I barely ever think to ask questions.

creative1's avatar

I just began here a couple months ago but I am definately an answerer

FutureMemory's avatar


_zen_'s avatar


I wander round n round n round.


I’m more of an answerer. I find it’s easier to answer a question than to ask a question. Coming up with a good question and then wording it accurately in order to get good answers takes a bit of thinking and time, which requires more energy than just answering someone else’s question. With answers, I don’t have to worry whether they’re right or wrong, because with most questions, there is neither a right or wrong answer.

Mariah's avatar

A little of both, definitely mainly answers though.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

An answerer. Most of the questions that come to mind can be answered by doing an internet search or asking the appropriate party.

ninjacolin's avatar

what if we answer questions with questions, where do we fit in?
haha, anyway I consider myself an answerer I guess even though I like asking questions.

YARNLADY's avatar

Answers, mostly. I have answered thousands of questions since I started on Q & A a few years ago.

wundayatta's avatar

I write about 13.5 answers for every question. What does that make me? Well-rounded? I know about three jellies who seem to regularly use up their three questions per day. Some of them seem to do very little answering.

When I do write a question, I don’t actually put much thought into them, although some people think otherwise. I assure you they are just as off-the-cuff as my answers. I never know what I’m going to say before I start and answer or a question. It turns out how it turns out. I mean, I don’t think this place should be taken that seriously, although I do take it seriously.

But I digress. See? No planning here at all. Hey! Wouldn’t that make a good question?

jerv's avatar

I definitely answer more than I ask.

Here on Fluther, I have 5,760 responses to a mere 42 questions, and my six years at Answerbag netted thousands of answers, tens of thousands of comments and less than 100 questions.

cookieman's avatar

I’m an answerer-r-rrr.

dammit! now my engine won’t start.

augustlan's avatar

Definitely more of an answer-er. My stats:

Joined: July 21st, 2008
Questions: 121
Responses: 18,986

Someone else will have to do the math (you won’t find me answering any math questions, that’s for sure!)… what’s my ratio?

ninjacolin's avatar

I’m not so great at math either but your ratio would be:

121:18,986 :)

or 121/18,986.. so that’s .006% of the time that you’re bombarding us with an onslaught of never ending questions!

augustlan's avatar

Haha… Thanks @ninjacolin. :)

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I really like asking questions and take pride in asking thought provoking ones and actually work at the wording of the question and the details.

That being said, I do answer more often simply because that’s the function of Fluther. The question limit means that we all necessarily answer more than we ask.

ucme's avatar

Questions : 721
Answers : 9235

Don’t know what that says entirely, but I enjoy both.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@ucme : That says that for every 100 answers you’ve written, you’ve contributed about 8 questions. My ratio is 100 answers to about 12 questions. But who’s counting.

You enjoy both? I had no idea you swung both ways. Nice.

ucme's avatar

@hawaii_jake Hey now steady on old chap! ;¬}

jlelandg's avatar

I’m 41 for 563 so that makes me less than 1 for every 100. I guess I would need a few more years for a proper sampling. I agreed with whoever said “I can look it up myself”. I usually ask questions when I’m lazy.

Cruiser's avatar

87% of my activity here is answers.

syz's avatar

(questions) 229
(responses) 6098

OpryLeigh's avatar

Mostly an answerer, sometimes a questioner.

everephebe's avatar

I have approximately 1 question to every 54 answers.
So answering is roughly 98+% of my fluthering.

erichw1504's avatar

Q’s: 289
A’s: 8,955

I’d say I’m more of an answerererer.

dxs's avatar

Defintely more of an answerer. These are my stats for all who care…:
Joined: March 13th, 2011
Questions: 7
Responses: 505
I’m still new…only two months in.

picante's avatar

I often read; I seldom answer; I almost never ask. I came here under unusual circumstances; I’ve stayed under more unusual circumstances. And the environment has completely captivated me. I only have circumstancial evidence that I even exist here ;-)

Aethelwine's avatar

Questions (250) Responses (10,100) since December 11, 2008.

yankeetooter's avatar

Well, given that one can only ask so many questions a day I’m definitely an answerer. Some days my energy level is low, and I become just a reader.

Kardamom's avatar


But I do tend to ask a lot of questions within someone else’s thread to get clarification on the original question, or to ask another answerer about some nifty thing they’ve posted.

sometimes I think WTF? when I see a particularly startling answer, but I don’t ask WTF?

Berserker's avatar

Because I’m so conceited and think that absolutely everyone wants to hear whatever crap I have to vomit forth, I’m more of an answerer. XD
Question limits do play a role here though. I don’t have a question in mind all the time. So in case something does pop up, I’d rather save the three questions per day in case I suddenly need them.

cookieman's avatar

So I just did my stats (for fun):

Start Date: 5/11/2008
Questions Asked: 36 (.6%)
Questions Answered: 5,929 (99.4%)

Overwhelmingly…an answerer. :^/

gailcalled's avatar

1.5% questions.

keobooks's avatar

I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing, but I’ve been leery of starting threads. Long long ago, I was a regular on a site people who asked questions getting blasted if they asked something that had EVER been asked before. Most people who dared to start a thread would get links to some 2 – 3 year old question with. “USE THE SEARCH ENGINE, YOU MORON!” as an answer. Oddly enough, this site hated thread necros as well , so you were pretty much hosed if you needed info.

Even though I’ve never been to a site that strict ever since, I still would rather add to a thread than start one of my own. Fluther has made me a little more brave, but I still have a thing against too many questions.

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