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loser's avatar

Is it me, or does it seem like some people think up questions just so they can have conversations?

Asked by loser (14987points) August 20th, 2008 from iPhone

Just wondering if I’m alone on this.

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poofandmook's avatar

I ask a lot of silly/hypothetical questions, but that’s just because I’m driving to or sitting at work, and something strikes me as an interesting topic for discussion.

AstroChuck's avatar

Guilty.
I’m so lonely.

Lovelocke's avatar

They do. Marina, poof, wrestle and the occasional anonymous teen pops in with gossip crap. The teens mostly are there for attention “oh no I touched a boy’s winky with the back of my knee! Am I pregant?” threads.

Most questions asked could be solved in 3 minutes on Google, but there are lots of crap threads put up to try and rack up points.

Supplemental video to follow.

Les's avatar

Wait. Isn’t this question attempting to do just that?

And @poof: You ask questions while driving? Please tell me you pull over to text.

poofandmook's avatar

@Les: No!! I think of it while driving and ask when I get to the computer.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Thanks to Lovelocke I have a name for my new band: Winky Behind the Knee

Les's avatar

@poof: OK, whew. I had to ask. You never know with the way some people drive.

poofandmook's avatar

@lovelocke: You post a question about stealing lawnmowers and I have silly gossip crap? Wow.

trumi's avatar

@lovelocke; There is a big difference between asking a question because you want to hear some intelligent responses and discuss them and what the spammers/idiots are doing. Can you really compare Poof to Gatablanca?

scamp's avatar

trumi , you just took the words right out of my mouth!! As if this is an intelligent question! pfft!

Lovelocke's avatar

@Scamp – Clearly not a dog person.

scamp's avatar

Cleary not into telling everyone on the internet I am naked on the toilet kind of person. I happen to love dogs.

Lovelocke's avatar

So because I was naked it was a stupid question?

Jeez. That’s the thing about fluther, too many typers, not enough sense.

This threads going to deteriorate pretty quickly into a flame war where more gossip/comebacks will get “great answer” status because of the popularity contest aspect it promotes.

No sense sticking around. More to come later.

trumi's avatar

@lovelocke; I know we are not supposed to attack each other, but some of the things you talk about on Fluther (pedophilia, emetophilia, maybe zoophilia?) just creep me out. I don’t think you have much of a right to criticize anybody else on here for their questions or answers. And neither do I, so that is all I’m going to say.

poofandmook's avatar

@trumi: Will you marry me? LOL

AstroChuck's avatar

Somebody’s pissed in somebody’s Wheaties today.

Lovelocke's avatar

poof and trumi both are real big on the “pat ourselves on the back” style posting.

I will admit: I just had to Google emetophilia.

Sounds good to me. I’m Lovelocke! I’m destined to have better sex than 60% of all humans.

trumi's avatar

Lol. Gross.

scamp's avatar

Forgive me. The next time you decide to throw barbs at other members and their intellignence or lack thereof, I will picture you sitting naked on the toilet pondering what snarky thing you are about to say next. And I will know you will only become worse if it is pointed out to you that you are far from perfect yourself. Hope you’ve got a good seat.

AstroChuck's avatar

emetophilia=Roman shower.

Lovelocke's avatar

I never said or had to be perfect… just better than said 60% is fine.

Bathroom time. 2x Taco Bell half pound burritos are coming! Hail Satan, pro choice, vote Democrat and watch BET until I get back folks, because

scamp's avatar

um….yeah

Larssenabdo's avatar

Assuming it is true that people are asking questions just to have a conversation, is that so wrong? Even little babies cry for companionship; we are—most of us—social beings.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

this the only site where a have friends to talk to about, almost anything interesting.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

and most of my questions i ask are not that gossipy.

buster's avatar

Having discussions and arguments are a good way to learn about different questions or topics. You might even change some of your ideas. I have tweaked some of my views on different things because of knowledge I have learned from discussions here. It helps to keep an open mind.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

ole, ole, ole, ole.

AstroChuck's avatar

Wouldn’t it be ironic and great if this ended up being the thread with the most responses?

wrestlemaniac's avatar

it would, most simple questions usually get the most responses.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

and LL, hail satan?, i’m his right hand man dude!

trumi's avatar

Dude, learn how to use a comma.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

oh yeah i saw my mistake, but i didn’t have time to fix it.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

oh LL your negativity on things sure make me laugh.

scamp's avatar

I’m not laughing. Not at that anyway.

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