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Have you ever thought a question was going to soar only to have it fall flat?

Asked by SuperMouse (30798points) February 14th, 2009

Have you ever asked a question that you thought was going to see tons and tons of action, start a brilliant thought provoking debate, and earn you all kinds of “great question” lurve only to see it fall flat?

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Bluefreedom's avatar

I’ve asked a few questions that seemed really appealing to me but obviously proved less than captivating to the members of Fluther. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again I say. There are no victims on Fluther!

wundayatta's avatar

It seems directly correlated to my state of mind. If I’m depressed, every amount of answers seems too little, like no one likes me, and if I’m doing ok, I am happy with any amount of answers.

Mizuki's avatar

Like the above one?

just kidding, thanks for the set up…...

asmonet's avatar

Yeah, a few times I don’t ask nearly as much as I answer though so thankfully it isn’t very often.
I don’t think girlofscience has this problem – poo.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Yes! My questions about people’s Valentine’s Day memories. Hardly anyone answered. I think they’re repressed.

gooch's avatar

Maybe nobody know the answer.

marinelife's avatar

Yes. I find it puzzling, but amusing. (Another one bites the dust.)

I have also had what I thought were throwaway answers get a lot of GAs, while one I really put a lot of thought and effort into gets one or nothing. Oh, well.

Nimis's avatar

Yes, but I’d like to add that some of the threads I most enjoy
aren’t necessarily the ones that get the most replies.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I’ve only asked a few questions thus far during my brief time here, and it’s never occurred to me when I’ve asked anything that there’d be any hoopla.

I’ve just wanted answers.

Answers!

wundayatta's avatar

I’m curious about everything, but I also need to be of service to the community (because no one will like me otherwise, as is also the case with answers). So I try to come up with three to six questions a day to help this place out. It also helps me figure out what I’m thinking about.

aprilsimnel's avatar

@daloon – And let me say it’s appreciated. Your Qs help me think things through as well, whether or not I answer them.

ark_a_dong's avatar

Yes, but on other forums.

I haven’t been on Fluther for long and haven’t asked too many questions so I can’t really say for this site.

cak's avatar

I haven’t asked a lot of questions on Fluther, mainly because what I want to ask has been asked or I forget what I was going to ask! Everything I’ve asked, though, has been answered to my satisfaction – I got what I was looking for, so I think that mean they haven’t failed. I don’t generally go by amount of responses, it’s whether or not I think I get some response that helps me figure out a situation or directly answers my question.

90s_kid's avatar

Yep!
I have about 5 question that have less than 10 answers. The most for me is 57, which is not a question I thought would go far. But you never know what will happen on Fluther :).
Someone should make a question to break the record like “This is the most answered question”.

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