I won't skip if it is something actually interesting and the details are needed. But if the 5+ paragraphs are just ramblings and make no sense then I'm not going to waste my time trying to figure out what the QA was trying to say. I try and keep my questions to the point on here and only add extra details when needed.
It depends, sometimes I will read through it all and then give my answer. Other times I will only skim through it because its so poorly written or I don't really need more details to give my answer. If I can't get the question from skimming through it to give a good answer, then I just don't answer it.
More often then not its not paragraphs but a reallllllllllllly long run on sentence. I make mistakes and am not one of those people who corrects everyone or claims to be better. I don't mean I need some perfectly written description of the situation lmao. But some punctuation and breaks would be nice.
If I find a question that I'm curious enough about to click on then I'll take the time to read it completely. Sometimes it is difficult because of poor grammar, bad spelling, rambling, or writing as if they're texting.
A lot of my questions have been long and I've noticed sometimes I don't get a lot of answers because of that (even though I proofread the heck out of my posts). I actually had some young female respond, "I was going to answer but my short attention span..." But I realize I'm a very detail oriented person so I end up including details that may not be pertinent at times.
But since I'd like for people to read all of my question then I follow the Golden Rule and read all of what I choose to respond to.
I will happily answer a question that has detail in it. However, some of them are rambles, the same point made 5 times. These ones I skip now. I used to answer regardless, but the asker would just comment the same point I'd read 5 times. I began to wonder if that's all they knew how to say...!
I would skim through and if I couldn't figure the question from that, then I would skip.
Although, if it's cut up into sections rather than one gigantic paragraph then I would read it. I find when it's one giant paragraph, I have to reread parts to understand what the hell the person is talking about. Not worth it.
It somewhat depends. Generally, the title is supposed to sum up your question but some people ask more than one question in their question, so it's hard just to go off that alone. Plus you'll be missing out on details. But honestly, sometimes I don't have the patience to read. Like if it's too long, I usually just skip it. I know, I'm a lazy reader, what can I say^.^
There's this poster who always have a wall of text in his question details no matter how simple the question is. I automatically skip his question because all the main points can be said in only a few sentences. Some questions to warrant a few paragraphs though, and in those cases I will try my best to read and answer.
it depends how much the answerer relates to the question and is/or passionate about the topic
I don't skip. It depends what it's about though. If it's something interesting, sure. I don't mind reading. People need to stop being f***ing lazy about reading. But if it's something stupid then I will skim at best.