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Do you often feel as though users who enter your questions feel limited to answers by the fact that you give a lurve for best answer to other users?

Asked by luigirovatti (845points) 1 week ago

As stated.

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KNOWITALL's avatar

I don’t think so, I don’t know anyone that seems to really care about lurve. Faux awards in a faux mansion is not much to spark competition…lol

rebbel's avatar

I give GA’s to all persons that took the time to write a reply, no matter the content.
So noone should feel limited.

Jeruba's avatar

Do you mean that you think responders are competing for points?

janbb's avatar

I’m trying to parse this but I can’t.

luigirovatti's avatar

@Jeruba: I mean the 2nd person who answers.

Jeruba's avatar

@luigirovatti, thanks, but I still don’t understand the question. Could you please restate it? I think maybe you are making an assumption that I don’t share.

luigirovatti's avatar

@Jeruba: The users are intimidated by the amount of lurve given to the answers of other users that they don’t answer themselves.

KNOWITALL's avatar

For example, I tend not to answer Trump bashing questions when everyone is getting lurve.

In that case, I think @luigirovatti is correct. Maybe more than some of you realize.

Unofficial_Member's avatar

The thing is that, the lurve in our own questions are largely decided by the community here, we can only give one lurve per post. If you meant in “other’s” questions then I don’t feel limited at all since I always have my own version of answer, I don’t always read the previous answers, I don’t mind posting my 2 cents, and last but not least, all these activities aren’t affected by the amount of lurve accumulated by certain posts. The only real limitation here is when people put in the title of their question that only certain demographic group of people should answer.

luigirovatti's avatar

In that case, put it in reverse: what if the questions’s user decides to give everyone who might give him a “great question” (or a “great answer”, for that matter) a lurve?

canidmajor's avatar

A lot of the users already do give most who respond a GA, unless the response is really obnoxious or disrespectful. New users aren’t usually in the habit, yet.

ucme's avatar

For fuck’s sake, in the immortal words of Tina…what’s lurve, got to do, got to do with it?”

Demosthenes's avatar

No, I don’t think so, mainly because I don’t usually give GAs to answers to my questions. If I do, I generally give a GA to everyone who answered unless their answer is off-topic.

Caravanfan's avatar

I don’t pay any attention whatsoever to lurve. I don’t care if I’m awarded it and I generally don’t remember to click the GA button. I’m far more interested in the discussion.

rojo's avatar

I think most have given all they can to those who participate so it really doesn’t make any difference.

janbb's avatar

@luigirovatti I think you have a misconception about lurve. You don’t have to pick the best answer ad only give a GA to that one. You can give GAs to as many posts as you want whether on your Qs or others’.

As @rojo points out, after you have given 100 lurve points to someone your GAs will not help them accrue more points but you can still give them GAs for validation.

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