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Have you noticed that most of the "Orphan" questions are about technology in some form or the other?

Asked by Aesthetic_Mess (7892points) September 28th, 2010

I’ve tried to answer some of them, but they are mostly confusing technology questions.
Will the mods ever delete them?

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Deja_vu's avatar

Funny, I was thinking the same thing earlier.

iammia's avatar

Yes i noticed this, and I’m not qualified to answer any of them.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I think the reason that so many of the orphans are technology related is that they are often very specific, which makes them difficult to answer. The more general they are, the more likely they are to be answered.

To answer the second part of your question; no, the mods will not delete them. In fact, leaving them as Orphans is helpful, because they can easily be sorted by clicking on the Orphans tab, and users can then browse through them and (hopefully) answer some of them. That’s why giving off-topic answers to Orphan questions is really unhelpful, because they’ll lose their Orphan status, and won’t be as easily sorted and found by someone who potentially has the right answer.

janbb's avatar

What Jeff’s parts said ^^.

ucme's avatar

They’re mostly asked by a boy named Oliver. An interesting coincidence.

SundayKittens's avatar

I have noticed it. And I agree with ol’ JGPF, too specific.

bob_'s avatar

Yes. Yes, I have.

downtide's avatar

Yes, I’ve noticed that too. I suspect 99% of them are unanswerable by anyone who doesn’t have access to the computer system in question.

Your_Majesty's avatar

I also I’ve been wondering about the same thing. There are even some time where the majority of the question here would be about technology question.

FutureMemory's avatar

Heh, I’m reminded of the time I got fed up with these types of questions and wrote a rather nasty reply (I probably regret that post more than any other one I’ve written…I sounded like such a jerk).

It progressed in a humorous way though, because I was able to google the user manual to the device in question and answered their specific query in about 3, maybe 4 minutes tops.

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