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Do you ever answer questions out of pity?

Asked by SuperMouse (30845points) September 17th, 2008

Flutherers, do you jump into orphan threads? Have you ever answered a question just because no one has responded to it?

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SuperMouse's avatar

@Sueanne, I guess I asked for that.

cyndyh's avatar

No. If I have something to say, I’ll say it. If I don’t have something to say on the matter the fact that no one else has yet doesn’t change that.

marissa's avatar

I must admit that yes, sometimes I do. There are some questions that don’t really interest me, but because I see no one else has answered and I know I can give at least a decent answer, I will answer it. However, this has yet to happen to me on Fluther. I find that there is an abundance of good questions and good answers here :0)

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

@SM: Like coach always said: “If you see a softball as big as your head, hit it quick and hard”. She also used to say this about other things…

SuperMouse's avatar

@Sueanne LOL!!!

JackAdams's avatar

I’m going to answer this Q, the way that woman responded, when she was asked, “Did you like your date with the conjoined twins?”

“Well, yes and no…”

cak's avatar

No, usually just the things that catch my attention! I was curious as to what others were saying on this one! I promise I didn’t try to rescue the thread, I was truly interested! :)

wundayatta's avatar

Me, too. I only answer things that interest me. So much so, that if there’s a question that has an easy (to me) answer, I’ll skip it. I’m afraid I’m a selfish person. I don’t answer to help others. I answer to learn new things.

marinelife's avatar

I have been known to do this. Depends on my mood and how long the Q has just lain there.

drhat77's avatar

only if it provides me with the opportunity to beat shilolo to the punch

but, sigh, he’s SO much more flutherer than i am

marinelife's avatar

@drhat77 Envy is not pretty! :) There is plenty o’ room in this here collective for multiple medicos. Does this mean you are the green jelly in your avatar?

drhat77's avatar

marina very funny :-) GA. BTW i thought of going on astrochuck’s congrats thread for you and making some lame crack, but it just work out.

rest assured, i’m jealous of your stellar rise, too.

marinelife's avatar

@drhat77 My best laugh of the day. Thanks. I feel in good company with shi, then. I have loved having your voice as part of the collective from the beginning.

drhat77's avatar

awwww warm fuzzies :-)

Nimis's avatar

I think if not for pity, a lot of my questions wouldn’t get answered!
I know. I know. I need to work on my question-asking skills.

misskelly's avatar

I think I tend to give the answers one wants to hear when pressuerd – is this what is meant to answering out of pitty?

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