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What questions do you feel cross the line or are inappropriate?

Asked by Jellie (6489points) July 1st, 2011

I don’t mean in general, I’m talking specifically to Fluther. What questions in your opinion should never be asked here? The reason can be anything:
-inappropriate
-waste of Fluther resources/time
-too subjective

I can’t think of any except of course asking things that are illegal eg. how to rob a bank, murder someone etc…

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poisonedantidote's avatar

“How long can a little 4 year old girl hold her breath under water?”

Dutchess_III's avatar

How long can a BIG 4 year old girl hold her breath under water?
Can you get pregnant when you have sex the first time?
Does my boyfriend love me?
I think I’m pregnant. How do I know for sure?
Will you do my homework for me?

tom_g's avatar

@sarahhhhh – Everything is fine except for the illegal stuff you mention. I would like to see a “WARNING: Only use fluther if you are strong enough to handle questions that you might find offensive. Fragile? Keep out.”

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Do men or women make the best chum?

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Questions that are asked when the person posting it already has a set opinion and is only looking for confirmation. Also, questions asked by trolls, although they are fun to read them before they get chucked.

Jellie's avatar

@Dutchess_III although I can’t help answering them, I too always feel relationship questions are a waste in that each relationship has a million little factors which affect the choices you make or should make and a virtual question no matter how detailed cannot do it justice.

edit: I was referring to the third question you list btw

marinelife's avatar

How do I download music files for free?

Dutchess_III's avatar

@sarahhhhh What do you mean you “can’t help” answering those relationship questions? I don’t understand that statement.

Re, my 3rd question…how in the hell could we possibly know if someone loves someone else?? We know NOTHING about either party.

@marinelife ROFL!!! TO JAIL WITH YOU!!!

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@sarahhhhh Internet trolls(Internet) get the boot fairly quickly on Fluther. The same goes for those using the site to sell their product or service.

Jellie's avatar

@Dutchess_III I meant against my best judgement I am tempted to (and do) answer relationship questions.

Jellie's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer BTW can you help me with www.randomwebsite.com. I bought a beautiful dress/shoe/book/thing and they were right on time with their delivery. Should I call them because they have amazing deals and you can win free prizes and they send you cookies all the time.

DeanV's avatar

The ones that aren’t really questions at all and are there to either try and influence the answerers or advance a personal goal. Or those that exist for no other reason than to be controversial.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@sarahhhhh Is that a serious or sarcastic question?

erichw1504's avatar

Men: on a scale from 0 to 10, how big are you?

Jellie's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer a joke implying I understood what you meant by internet trolls. You did mean those kind of questions/advertisements right?

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@sarahhhhh Thank you, and yes, exactly those.

Bluefreedom's avatar

We’ve had several variations of these on Fluther which got old quickly:

“Will the world really end on December 21st, 2012?”
“Have you prepared for the apocalypse?”
“Is the Mayan prediction of the world’s end really going to happen?”

And on and on and on…............

erichw1504's avatar

Questions that are basically just rants for the OP to get off their chest.

Jellie's avatar

@tom_g sometimes people are too harsh with certain questions. I’m just like: if you don’t like it don’t answer/comment on it.

Berserker's avatar

Lol. How to murder someone.

Well yeah, asking anything illegal of any type sucks.

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cockswain's avatar

the answer above mine found the other side of the line apparently

Jellie's avatar

Knock knock. Who’s there? Ironyyyy

erichw1504's avatar

@cockswain I guess so. Even though it answered the questioned perfectly. Weird…

erichw1504's avatar

@cockswain by the way, I flagged yours as Flame-Bait, since it’s just as inappropriate as mine was.

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cockswain's avatar

ah, see? Equality. Now we both just look like a couple assholes.

Your_Majesty's avatar

I hate to say this but as long as it’s not against the rule it’s appropriate here, even though I sometime disagree with some rules.

I believe we’re free to choose whether or not we want to answer a question we think as ‘inappropriate’ here but we have no right to tell others how they should personalize their questions. “don’t stand in the kitchen if you can’t stand the heat”.

YARNLADY's avatar

Will you play this game with me? (Scrabble, comment on the person above/below, alphabet answers, etc) There are game sites that specialize in this type of thing, why put it on a Question and Answer site?

FutureMemory's avatar

“Follow me on Tumblr please :)”

“On a scale of 0 to 10”

“______Obama ______?”

“Why don’t atheists believe in god?”

Bellatrix's avatar

In 99.9% of cases, I have no problem with questions people ask. If I don’t like the question, I don’t answer it.

Aethelwine's avatar

When someone says they have a cactus stuck up their asshole and they need help, that crosses the line.

Tiffanee's avatar

Posts inciting violence.
Posts promoting racism and sexism but in both cases they would have to be extremely offensive before they would bother me.

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