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ideabrian's avatar

Would you pay to have your question answered by more people?

Asked by ideabrian (404points) August 15th, 2008

I’d pay a few bucks to have my question promoted in a way lots of people would answer it. Maybe we could pay with our Fluther points (what else are they good for?)

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delirium's avatar

Probably not, ultimately. I would dislike having questions pushed upon me, too. I think that if a question is intriguing (or if people CAN answer it) they usually will.

Mr_M's avatar

It’s the QUALITY of answer I look for, not quantity. I might pay to have a lawyer answer a legal question or a doctor answer a medical one, i.e., a professional in the line of work related to the question I ask. I’ve seen Q and A sites where the people answering don’t have a CLUE as to what the answer is, but answer anyway. To have more of the wrong answers does no one any good.

EmpressPixie's avatar

No. My questions are generally very simple or wacky and creative. Either way, they aren’t something I need lots of answers for or would be willing to pay to see extra answers. And honestly, when my questions are simple, I generally only need one or two answers (though I’ll take more! I’m all about that validation that it was a good question. Validation that doesn’t come if you have to pay for answers).

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

I used to pay at Google Answers and it was well worth it, however I would not be interested in doing that here. This is a more casual forum and GA was about specifics. If there was another site with verified experts I might think about paying there.

Tantigirl's avatar

If I had a question that was serious enough that I needed to pay to get the answer, then I would go to see an expert in that field in person, face to face. It would have/need to be a person who has a good reputation in that field. The last place I would go to have that sort of question answered is the internet, either by paying or not . You have no way of knowing that the person who is answering is who they say they are, and has the qualifications.

If it is a fun question, thought provoking, opinion, trivia etc, then there is no need to pay for the answer. If I didn’t get an answer to a question like that, well, it isn’t going to send me running to my corner, curled up in the fetal position!!!

wildflower's avatar

Nope! I’m quite happy to share my opinions with the world for free and I suspect there are plenty others who feel the same way and that works just fine for me!

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