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Have you noticed that the majority of questions in the Orphans tab are about technology?

Asked by bhec10 (6457points) March 6th, 2010

If you click the orphans tab, you’ll notice that there are a lot of unanswered questions on technical stuff. Questions like “How do I install this on my computer?” or “How do I solve this problem?”

Is that a sign that technology is evolving too fast for us? What do you think is it a sign of?

Do you get along with today’s gadgets and technologies?

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gemiwing's avatar

I think it’s a sign of people asking very specific questions about a program in a general forum. If they asked a technical question about an obscure computer program on a computer website, then they would get faster and better answers.

Cruiser's avatar

I think it’s a sign we all here are here simply to help @sue348 figure out why boyfriend falls asleep on the couch every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

CMaz's avatar

We went from a technology that you needed to “manage.”
To “plug and play.” It happened so fast, many missed out on understanding the mechanics of the device.

So now when something goes wrong. All they know is, I pushed the button it did not go on.
Not knowing much else.

Axemusica's avatar

I second @gemiwing‘s response. If you take note of the specifics that the question has, it’s very clear that not everyone on fluther is using “SoundForge” or “Vegas”(video editing) or some particular phone.

jerv's avatar

I third that. I go through there trying to answer what I can, but many of them are way too specific.

Dog's avatar

I would also like to point out that on more generic questions there seems to be a pattern of people who like to make useless comments or jokes which removes the question from Orphan status despite the fact that is has not been answered. (and sometimes, sadly, this removes any chance of the user ever getting a legitimate response.)

~ I guess they are not clever enough to think of useless quips to ruin the specific technology questions.

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