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What makes a question deserve a "GREAT QUESTION" ?

Asked by nope (1804points) March 30th, 2010

I have to ask this, as I’m heading off to bed…a question I asked tonight has earned ONE (1) “great question”, in an hour. I don’t care about that so much, but it’s curious, because I often see questions that have 5 or 6 responses, and 3 “great question” ratings (just an example), yet my previous question has elicited 66 responses in an hour.

I’m not saying my question was great, or even good for that matter, it’s just curious to me, because I asked it at a fairly late hour, and yet the conversation is flowing at a really nice rate, and that would seem to indicate quite a bit of interest in the topic, even if the question is simple.

So I thought I’d ask, what makes YOU click on the “Great Question” button?

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ShiningToast's avatar

Great Question, or Great Answer?

If you meant GQ, then it is usually something that I would genuinely want to know/find out/have thought about myself.

If you meant GA, then something insightful, or something that just makes me laugh a little.

rebbel's avatar

You mean “Great Question”, right?

Btw, if you meant GQ, then for me it is when i see someone ask a question and i think: “Yeah, i wondered that myself” or “I like what debate his/her question opened”.

rebbel's avatar

Great answer, @ShiningToast ;-)

nope's avatar

@ShiningToast Yep. Sorry, tired, like I (sort of) said. Great question, lol.

nope's avatar

Yes….you all are correct, everywhere it says “great answer” should say “great question” in my question…I’m trying to get the moderators to correct it, now that I can’t edit the question.

thriftymaid's avatar

A question that has not been asked a thousand different ways, and evokes some thought.

Violet's avatar

One that is clever

BoBo1946's avatar

if you want responses, ask a question on sex, religion, or ask for something personal about Fluther members! (sex always gets attention)

Fred931's avatar

Any time I fall out of my chair laughing and thinking “Holy shetland terrier, that was some funnee stuff!”, I won’t give a GQ because I am too busy laughing to think straight enough.

erichw1504's avatar

Just look at the one’s I’ve asked.

chyna's avatar

Questions that make me think, laugh, or one that I have wondered about also.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Any of the following will get a Good Answer or Good Question from me:
-Thought provoking insight
-Makes me laugh with you
-Something I strongly agree with
-You’re someone I like more than than most people.

erichw1504's avatar

@Captain_Fantasy I’ll give you a Great Answer if you give me one.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Doesn’t work if you’ve already given it. lol

Val123's avatar

So much of it is objective opinion. Also, the longer you’ve been here, the more relaxed people are about your questions and since they know you they can figure out what it is you’re really trying to say.

@erichw1504 and @Captain_Fantasy Big babies!!

Just_Justine's avatar

Depends on who is looking who is around I guess. Plus what the question evokes for them.

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