GirlsAskGuys FAQ

The most frequently asked questions are listed here. If you still need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

  • How do I ask a question?

    It's easy!

    - Hover over (desktop) or tap (mobile) on the Post text/button that you see at the top of every page, and then select "Ask Question". You will be directed to the Ask Question page.

    - Enter your details (if you want to). You can insert images/videos/links into your detail either by pasting links directly into the details box, or by using the tool buttons on top of the details box. Here you can upload images from your own device by clicking on "image" icon. (You need to be Xper Level 2+ to be able to insert links)

    -If you want to receive only Private Opinions, check the box that says, “Allow only private opinions.”

    - If you have reached your question limit but have a question to ask, at the bottom of the page, by clicking "Save Draft" your question will be saved until you are ready to post it at a later time! To access a saved question, simply visit your questions page from your profile and you will see the question highlighted with "Draft" on top of it. If you have saved a draft, the next time you go to the "Ask Question" page, you will see your saved draft there. You can then post the saved draft or delete it to make a new question.

    -If you are ready to post your question, click Preview Question. You will be directed to the Preview screen where you'll be able to check what you entered. On this preview screen you have the option to "edit" your question.

    - If everything looks great click Submit Question. Ta Da! Your question is now online awaiting opinions!

    You can also tap (for mobile) the top left "hamburger" menu icon (3 lines) and click/tap Ask. Then follow the same process as above.

  • What is a Private Opinion?

    Private Opinions are visible ONLY to the Asker and Opinion owner. When asking a question, the asker can choose to receive only private opinions on their question, in which case the question will have a “padlock” icon and all the opinions will be private. If the Asker does not choose this option, the Opinion owner can still select to make their opinion private (so that only the QA and themselves will see it) when adding the opinion. This cannot be changed later.

    An Asker will be able to report private opinions as well as remove a private opinion at his/her discretion using the "I don't want to see this" button found by clicking the three horizontal dots in the top right corner of the opinion. Reported opinions are reviewed by admin staff and either approved or removed. In this case, Xper points are taken from the Opinion Owner. When an Asker selects "I don't want to see this," the opinion is completely removed from the question but no Xper points will be taken from the Opinion Owner. The "I don't want to see this" function is available for Private Opinions only.
  • What is myTake? How do I post myTake?

    myTakes are another post type for you to share your experience, knowledge with the GAG community. A myTake can become a "promoted myTake" or even a "featured myTake"; for which you will earn extra Xper points (50 Xper points for promoted myTakes, and 150 Xper points more -total of 200 Xper points- for Featured myTakes. MyTakes that are copy and pasted content from other sites will be removed.

    How to post a myTake? - Hover over (desktop) or tap (mobile) on the Post text/button that you see at the top of every page, and then select "Share myTake". You will be directed to the Share myTake page.
    - Pick the gender(s) you want to direct your myTake by clicking on "both", "girls", or "guys".
    - Enter your myTake Title
    - Add a topic
    - Enter your details. You can insert images/videos/links into your myTake either by pasting links directly into the details box, or by using the tool buttons on top of the details box. Here you can upload images from your own device by clicking on "image" icon.
    (Images need to be at least 320x240 in resolution and should be less than 3MB in size. You can also insert YouTube and Vine videos, Instagram captions, and Tweet embeds.) - Check boxes for Anonymity and "no opinions wanted" preferences
    - After you're done entering information, click Preview myTake. You will be directed to the Preview screen where you'll be able to check and see how your myTake will appear when posted. On this preview screen you have the option to "edit" your myTake or "Save it as Draft".
    - If everything looks great click Submit myTake. Ta Da! Your myTake is now online!

    You can also tap (for mobile) the top left "hamburger" menu icon (3 lines) and click/tap myTake. Then follow the same process as above.

    For more information on posting Takes, check out the myTake, What’s Your Take? FAQs & More!
  • How do I share my opinion on a question or myTake?

    -2 ways to post opinions:
    - From the Question/myTake page simply type your response in the text field under the Question/myTake details and click send it! on Questions, Submit on myTakes.
    - On the homepage on Site Feed or on My Feed, and on Question list pages (such as Recent Questions) you will see "Add your opinion" link. Clicking/tapping on this link will open the opinion text box and let you send your opinion right from that page. Type your opinion and hit "Send It".
    -To make your opinion Private, just check the box that says “Private.” Only you and the Question Asker can see your Private Opinions.

    Please note that you will need to be logged in to share your opinion on a Question/myTake.

    To find Questions to add your Opinions to, you can go to Questions from the top menu. Using this menu, you can filter questions according to: Recent, Popular, Poll, Video, No Opinions, and By Topic.
    You can also check Site Feed or My Feed on the Home Page.

    To find myTakes to add your Opinions to, you can go to myTakes from the top menu. Using this menu, you can filter Takes according to: Recent, Popular, No Opinions, All myTakes, and By Topic.
    You can also check Site Feed or My Feed on the Home Page.
  • Why was my post removed? What are the posting guidelines?

    GirlsAskGuys reserves the right to edit content to ensure quality and to remove content that is inappropriate or abusive. We will remove content that breaks the law, is indecent or obscene, which defames anyone based on race, religion, disability, etc, or which is otherwise viewed as offensive by contemporary community standards.

    A Moderator, Super Moderator, or Uber Moderator may hide your post if it is considered to be against the site rules. Or an Admin may directly remove your post. A hidden post will be re-evaulated by our Admin team and if the Moderator decision is right it will be removed from the site permanently. In some cases an Admin can reinstate a Moderator hidden post. When an admin removes a question or opinion, the member will lose 7 Xper points for that post.

    When a post of yours is hidden or removed you will receive a message with a general explanation as to why your post was hidden or removed. If you think the decision was not right please send a message through Contact and we will check the decision to remove the post. Please DO NOT post Questions/myTakes asking why specific posts were removed, as those Questions/myTakes will be removed as well. Come to us with those questions :-)

    Our general posting guidelines are as follows:

    Adult Topic – These are posts that contain overly sexual content posted by users under 18. Our members must be 18+ to ask “how to” sexual Questions. Posts that provide too many sexually graphic details by a member who is under 18 are removed for their protection. This is sexually related content that would not be presented in a high school Sexual Education course.
    For example, for those under 18, a Sexuality Question such as, "Why do guys get pleasure from nude pics?" is fine while "Best way to turn on a guy friend?" is not.

    Antagonistic – While we encourage lively debate, personal attacks and posts that bait or antagonize are removed. Sometimes it’s just a matter of rephrasing it so that it doesn't have a hostile tone.
    For example, "You're an idiot!" will be removed.

    Duplicate – If you've already posted a particular Question/myTake, please do not post it again as it will be removed. If you’re wanting more Opinions, please consider featuring the Question (750 Xper points) or share it via social media.
    Also, duplicate accounts are never allowed under any circumstances. We only allow each member ONE GirlsAskGuys account so as to avoid clutter within the site.

    Explicit – These are posts that contain depictions of overly graphic violence or sexually explicit details (text, images, videos or links) that are considered poor quality content. Full nudes and posts that encourage or glorify bestiality/incest are removed as explicit. Sexual responses to non-sexual Questions are also removed for this reason.
    Pictures that cover genitals and women's nipples are allowed. .

    Grammar – If your post has so many abbreviations or spelling/grammar mistakes, it will be removed. Also, please remember to post only in English. We do have a Turkish site: KizlarSoruyor.com and a Spanish site: EllasSaben.com. Questions and Opinions in other languages will be removed, however, Replies in other languages are allowed.
    For example, “i wld luv tht 2 b awsm.” will be removed.

    Member Posts – We do not allow members to talk negatively of other GAGers in posts.
    For example, "[username] is a stupid jerk!" will be removed.
    - ALL *Questions and Takes* about specific members in a negative way are removed as Member Posts.

    No Sexuality Topic – All sexuality related Questions/myTakes must be in one of the two sexuality topics (sexual Behavior or Sexual Health). If a sexual Question/myTake is posted without a sexuality topic, it will be reported by our moderation team.

    Nonsense – Posts that are irrelevant to GirlsAskGuys, or posts that don’t contain enough details will be removed. If the post is so unrelated or pointless that it will annoy our members or if the entry does not have details at all for it to make sense, it will be removed.
    For example, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” "Help me with my homework!" or "Ask me anything!" will be removed.

    Offensive – If your post contains content that is blatantly insulting, degrading or distasteful, it will be removed. Healthy debates are encouraged, but blatant racism, sexism, and attacks towards groups of people are not.

    Spam – If you include links or personal information for the sole purpose of advertisement or solicitation, your post will be removed. If the post is just advertisement or solicitation, it will be removed.
    - Questions/myTakes only asking for others to chat will be removed as Spam.

    Underage - Members must be at least 13 years old to be a part of GirlsAskGuys. All posts and accounts from members under 13 will be removed from the site and their membership cancelled.

    How Do I Look topic - If the question or myTake should belong to the “How Do I Look” topic but instead was shared in another topic, it will be reported by our moderation team.

    Suicidal Tendencies - Posts that glorify suicide, questions asking ways to commit suicide or giving suicide ideas, or opinions that encourage suicide will be removed. Example: “What’s the best way to commit suicide”, “Go kill yourself.” These posts are removed and we send the user a help message informing them how to get help.
  • How do I add links, images, or videos to posts?

    There are 2 ways to add media to your posts:

    - Copy and Paste the link (a page, an image, or a video link) into the details of your question, myTake or opinion. To properly display an image you need to paste the direct link to the image file; for example http://www.xyz.com/image.jpg or http://www.xyz.com/image.gif. (Hint: link should end with .jpg, .gif, or .png)
    - OR you can use the tool buttons located on top of the Question or myTake details box. Here you have more choices; such as, by clicking on the image button you can upload an image directly from your device or designate text to be hyper-linked.

    You can link/upload jpg, gif, and png images. The minimum dimensions of the image should be 320x240 and should be less than 3MB in file size.

    You can embed YouTube and Vine videos either by pasting the links to the video pages directly into the post or by clicking on the Video insert button located on the toolbar.

    You can also embed Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posts to your myTake.

    You can add up to 15 embedded photos/videos to your myTakes. For questions this number is 5. If you have more than 5 images in your question or opinion, only 5 will be embedded, the rest will appear as links.

    Please remember, nothing explicit or offensive! Keep it relatively clean, guys!

    To insert links to your posts you need to be Xper Level 2+.
  • What is a Promoted myTake? What is a Featured myTake?

    Promoted myTakes are myTakes that site Admins found to be really inspiring or helpful, full of information that we want more G@Gers to learn from! You can earn 50 Xper points if your myTake becomes a promoted myTake! When a myTake becomes promoted you will receive a message in your inbox.

    myTakes are marked with a gray lightbulb.
    Promoted myTakes are marked with a blue (guy) or pink (girl) lightbulb.

    Featured myTakes are really cool myTakes that not only becomes promoted, but will also be featured on the homepage. If your promoted myTake becomes a Featured myTake you will get a message about it. And you will also earn 150 more Xper points; totalling up the bounty to 200 Xpers, only for that myTake.

    For more information on promoted myTakes, check out our myTake, What’s Your Take? FAQs & More!
  • What is a Poll Question and how can I ask one?

    Poll Questions are an exciting feature that allow you to design your own short survey or poll.

    Enter a Question Title and Question Details, just like you would a regular question, and then check the "Poll" box and enter poll options.
    This is a great way to get advice when you are trying to make a decision and would like input based on the choices you know you have.
  • How can I get more opinions on my questions?

    Make sure to add a title that both interests readers and clearly defines your Question/myTake, then check your spelling and grammar for any mistakes.

    Do not type your content text in all CAPS and do not capitalize every word.

    Be specific about the Question/myTake you are sharing or advice you are seeking and give clear details about your situation so members can better engage to your post. But also try to avoid making it so long that it'll turn them off.

    Add details to your profile so that members can know a bit about you to advise you better.

    Share your Opinions on other users' Questions and myTakes to increase the visibility of your profile. Having a unique profile picture to draw attention to your post never hurts.

    If you're going to include spoilers in your post, please let the users know before you reveal the spoiler. We don't want anything ruined for anyone.

    You can also feature your Question. Featured Questions are kept at the top of recent questions and in the Feeds for 24 hours.
  • What are @Mentions and how can I mention someone?

    You can mention a user in a question's details, a myTake's details, an opinion, or a reply by using the @ symbol in front of their username. For example: @GirlsAskGuys

    When a user is mentioned, they'll be notified (click Mentions from their profile page). When they check that notification, they'll be taken directly to where they're mentioned on the question/take page.

    Please keep in mind that you cannot mention a user who has blocked you, you cannot mention an invalid username, you cannot mention someone if you post anonymously, and you cannot use mentions in question/myTake titles.
  • What are #hashtags?

    #hashtags help you tag certain keywords or key phrases you'd like to emphasize and create a search page gathering results from your hashtagged keywords.

    Within your post, use the # symbol before the word or phrase. For example: #BeingSingle.
  • What are Most Helpful Opinions (MHO)?

    A Most Helpful Opinion (MHO) is an Opinion the Question Asker or myTake Owner voted as Most Helpful to them.

    Users can select two MHO's for their questions and myTakes; one girl opinion and one guy opinion. The MHO selected opinions appear on top of all other opinions on the Question/myTake page; with a blue and pink star. To select a MHO on your post, click the "mho" icon with a star located on the bottom right of the opinion you want to select, then click "okay."

    The Question Asker or myTake Owner earns 1 Xper point for selecting MHO per gender. So they can earn up to 2 Xper points for selecting an MHO for each gender. The Opinion Owner awarded MHO earns 7 Xper points.

    To be able to select MHO for your questions and myTakes, you must wait 24 hours after posting the question/myTake. If the Question Asker or myTake Owner does not select MHO for a gender within 30 days, the system will automatically choose one MHO for that gender. Selection criteria is based on several different attributes. The Question Asker or myTake Owner does not earn Xper points for these auto-selections but the Opinion Owner will earn +3 Xper points.
  • What is MHO%?

    MHO% is the ratio of the number of your opinions that are selected as Most Helpful Opinion, to the total number of your eligible opinions (your eligible opinions are the opinions you posted for questions and myTakes that have MHO selected for your gender after you post your opinion).

    Your MHO% is not affected if you post an opinion to a question or myTake which has the MHO already selected for your gender. Likewise, your MHO% is not affected until the question asker or myTake Owner selectes MHO for your gender.
    For example, if you shared 150 Opinions on 150 Questions, and 100 questions' MHOs were selected after you post an opinion, and out of these 100 selections, 50 of your opinions were selected MHO, your MHO% would be 50% (50 out of 100).

    While browsing the site, you will also see MHO% badges. Users who have less than 10% MHO will have grey text (ex: mho 4%). Users who have between 10 and 19% MHO have a grey badge icon with a dark grey star and dark grey text (ex: mho 12%). Users who have greater than 20% MHO will have a gender color badge with a white star and white mho text (ex: mho 25%).

    Higher MHO% users' opinions are displayed on top of other opinions by default. The only exceptions are Users you follow and Master level users, which are always displayed on the top. However, you can change the opinion sorting on questions and myTakes. There is a dropdown with 4 options: MHO%, Best, Time, and Xper Level, but the default is MHO%.

    Every week, we feature the previous week's Most Helpful G@Gers in our G@G News. This reflects the MHO % only for the previous week, it does not reflect their total MHO %. Top MHO users of the week are awarded 250 Xper points each week.
  • Why did the system choose a Most Helpful Opinion (MHO) for me?

    If, after 30 days, you haven't chosen and selected Most Helpful opinion per each gender, one will automatically be chosen for you.
    The Question Asker/myTake Owner will not receive Xper points for these automatic selections. However, the user awarded Most Helpful will still get +3 Xper points.
    Automatic MHOs are chosen per gender based on engagement: likes, replies, length, time, xper level, among other criteria. As long as you're giving helpful opinions, we'll find them!
  • Can I edit or delete my own posts?

    Once you have submitted a question, myTake, opinion, or comment, you cannot edit it. However, you can delete your own questions.

    In order to delete a question, it must meet certain criteria:
    - No MHO has been selected
    - The question is closed

    Questions cannot be deleted if:
    - The question is highlighted by GirlsAskGuys or is very popular
    - The question is older than 30 days
    - You have already deleted 2 questions in the past 24 hours

    There are two ways to delete questions:
    1) From the single question page, click on the overflow menu in the top right corner and you will see the option to delete.
    2) From your questions page on your profile, you will see a trash bin icon beside each question, click this icon to delete the post.

    The Asker will lose 6 Xper points for deleting their question. However, the Opinion Owners who posted on the question will not lose the points they earned for posting.
  • Can I delete other users' replies on my posts?

    Yes, if you don't like another members reply on your opinion, question, or myTake, you can remove it. Simply click the 'report' button. You will then see a pop-up box with the various report options, select the report option "I don't want to see this" to remove the reply. You can also report the user from this pop-up box as well. The other user will not lose Xper points in these cases but their reply will be removed from your post.
  • How can I report a post?

    GirlsAskGuys reserves the right to edit content to ensure quality and to remove content that is inappropriate or abusive. We will remove content that breaks the law, is indecent or obscene, which defames anyone based on race, religion, disability, etc, or which is otherwise viewed as offensive by contemporary community standards.
    Please see "What are the posting guidelines?" to learn what should be reported.

    To report a question, question update, myTake, opinion, or reply, click the "more" button (3 vertical dots) located at the top right corner of each post, you will then see the option to report the post. Choose a reason from the drop down menu and click Report.

    Content you report will become hidden from your view on the homepage, question list pages, and the live feed. Keep in mind, this does not mean the content has been removed from the site, it will only be hidden from your view on the previously mentioned pages of the site. After the report is made, admins will review the post within 24 hours and decide whether to keep the post on the site or remove it.
  • What is the opinion order on questions and myTakes?

    Not Logged In Question Opinion sorting
    1) Most Helpful Opinion (MHO)
    2) Experts
    3) Genders
    4) The most engaging Opinions sorted by our unique algorithm

    Logged In Question Opinion sorting
    1) Most Helpful Opinions
    2) New Activity section: Opinions/Replies/Mentions (only on first load)
    3) My Opinion
    4) Users I follow (who are not anonymous)
    5) All other Opinions sorted by time (newest first)

    Not Logged in myTake Opinion Sorting
    1) Editor users always at the top, sorted by time desc
    2) Non-anonymous master level users, sorted by time desc
    3) By descending order of time

    Logged In myTake Opinion Sorting
    1) My Opinion
    2) New Opinions/Replies
    3) Users I follow (who are not posting anonymous)
    4) Editor users at the top, sorted by time desc
    5) Non-anonymous master level users, sorted by time desc
    6) By descending order of time

    There is also an ability to change the opinion sorting. This is for Questions only, not myTakes. You will see a dropdown menu with 5 options:
    - Default
    - Time
    - Best (sorted by the most engaging content algorithm)
    - MHO%
    - Xper level
Loading...