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Are there types of questions or certain topics that you always answer or follow?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (37336points) March 8th, 2016

This is the flipside to @ibstubro’s question.

I answer all questions related to mental health. I work in the field and I live in recovery from a mental illness, and I’m passionate about it.

What about you?

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Mariah's avatar

Math, programming, and a few types of physical health questions (the ones about coping with physical health problems, and the rare few that happen to be about digestive health).

longgone's avatar

Maths, education, parenting, books and animals are my hot topics. I follow most threads for at least a little while.

Seek's avatar

I’ll chime in on almost anything, really, but I’m very interested in religion, politics, and history.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@Seek, have you found any good pancake recipes from prehistoric Ireland?

Seek's avatar

That certainly depends on your definition of “good”... I’ve successfully reconstructed something that looks like the archaeological find and had all the requisite ingredients. It was incredibly bland. A person who entered 8th century Ireland with a vanilla pod and some cinnamon bark would have been the true High King.

dappled_leaves's avatar

I will at least follow most questions about religion and politics, even if I don’t join in. Also Meta questions.

jca's avatar

Job stuff, landlord stuff, some relationship stuff, parenting stuff, shopping stuff, etiquette stuff.

Sometimes I just follow if I like the person who asked or I like one of the people who answered, or it’s an interesting discussion, for example a medical issue. Some medical issues put me to sleep but some are interesting.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Most of anything to do with driving, next politics, and firearms, basically anything that sparks my interest, I do get a kick on watching how conservatives defend large business and corporations.

JLeslie's avatar

Politics, religion, medical, math, cooking, travel, and real estate.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I find it interesting that quite a few people follow questions about math. I suppose I find it interesting, because I pass those over and rarely open them. It’s not a passion of mine.

JLeslie's avatar

@Hawaii_Jake It doesn’t surprise me we have a lot of math people. I think that fits with having a lot of science oriented people and Star Trek people. In school people tend to be science and math; or, history and reading. Plenty of exceptions to that though, especially as people get older I think they become interested in more and more subjects.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@JLeslie That makes a lot of sense. Thank you.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

I don’t get math type questions, why do you want or even need a human perspective on it, just google it..

Mimishu1995's avatar

I don’t have a particular preference. If a question interests me or is within my knowledge I’ll answer.

Coloma's avatar

I’m all over the map myself, nature, science, animals, gardening, cooking and random weirdness, all works for me.

dammitjanetfromvegas's avatar

Just about anything in Meta.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

I like questions that are answerable by finding precedents in history or other countries or cultures that a lot of people are unaware of. I see no sense in re-inventing the wheel. That encompasses a lot of subjects. As to political questions, I mostly lurk. We have some pretty good political analysts here, I think. I stink when it comes to predicting the future. This is one of the few exposures I have to my countrymen, so I’m interested in what they think, it’s only been lately that I’ll answer a couple and then only from a historical perspective. I see a lot of good people unknowingly buying into revisionist history nowadays.

I’m always conflicted when I see something blatantly chauvinistic or bigoted and can never decide to let it pass without comment to not feed the trolls, or to speak out against it on principle. It depends on the mood and the amount of caffeine I’ve consumed that day.

I especially like questions having to do with art and literature, but there aren’t a lot of those.

i mostly lurk on religious questions although my hot button is proselytizers of any ilk. I don’t really care what other people believe. I was inured to religion and philosophy by ten years of Catholic school. It’s old and I find both subjects mind-numbingly boring. But proselytizers are fucking annoying and i might take a flamethrower to one now and then just for fun. Or I might write something off the wall that I think is hillarious just to break the tedium, only to find nobody gets it.

I lurk and lurve a lot mostly. I want a person who gives a good answer or tells a good story to feel appreciated and hang around for awhile. People here often say that lurve isn’t important, but I disagree bigtime. Many of us oldtimers may never get the points due to saturation, but it’s nice to see a little lurve under your response now and then.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

I don’t think I have a favourite type of question. I just answer whatever takes my fancy. There’s nothing I can think of that I can say always appeals to me.

jca's avatar

I should add that I almost always follow a question when the asker presents a very biased opinion or comes out as argumentative right from the start. I usually won’t jump in at all, or may wait, but will follow. It’s always interesting.

NerdyKeith's avatar

Yes. Questions on LGBTQ and human rights issues I’ll always answer. Religious and philosophical questions I’ll usually answer too (depending on what they are)

Love_my_doggie's avatar

I won’t read a question that rambles on-and-on, filling my entire computer screen. Something that long is likely a rant in the guise of a question, and I don’t have the time or patience to wade through it.

NerdyKeith's avatar

@Love_my_doggie What you are talking about there, is what the regulars on Yahoo Answers used to call “The wall of text”

I can totally understands that.

Pachy's avatar

I enjoy answering questions about things with which I have direct experience. Computers, audio-video, advertising and marketing are three examples.

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