Don't you just hate it, when you log in and the feed is filled with questions titled:
"Need urgent help. Please read below?" "Not sure what to do, any advice plz?" "Guy and girls, can you answer this?" "Girls/guys only. What do you think about this?"
Honestly, I never ever click on those type of questions, because they don't sound like something I want to read. I like to have a preview of what is in the body, so I can decide whether I'm interested in the topic enough to read the whole thing.
Of course, people are free to title their questions as they please, but I think they're shooting themselves in the foot by not providing any sort of synopsis in their question title.
I'm sure there are more people like me, who are selective in what they read and answer. I'm also a lazy fucker and don't want to read a body of teenage drama only to find out it's a dime a dozen story that has been answered a billion times before here.
It's nice when a question title is clear but I wouldn't say I hate it when it's not. I'll still click on them (well tap since I'm on my phone) but if the question itself is unclear, that's what pisses me off.
You know when it's just one big incoherent rambling of text or when they don't give enough pertinent details or if the answer they are looking for is something that I couldn't possibly know without being a mindreader. I've learned my lesson though, if i tap on a question and it's a huge text wall, I'll read maybe the first paragraph (just to give it a chance) but if it's not interesting or well put together, I'll just go back to the live feed.
I got to agree. Usually it's a wall of text followed by a question only halfway related to the wall of text. Something like 1000letters about how wonderfull their boyfriend is, then a short paragraph about how she cheated on him, followed by asking if she should tell him or if it was bad... Sometimes i read it for shits and giggles, but i don't really reply to them.
I only click them if I know the person and would like to help if I can. But especially those many many lines of text that often follow are a turn-off. And even more if the entire story is in one monster paragraph. Some crearive souls even manage to get the entire paragraph to feature... 1 sentence. HEEEEELP!
Yep, they are just looking for the most anwers, and if people click on the question, and the page is open, you almost have to read the question and then you might as well answer. Its just fishing. But yes I hate that
Agreed. These kinds of titles don't give you even the sligthest hint of what the question might be about and they don't even get you curious enough to find out.
Most people in general don't put any effort in their questions. Just like they don't care to at least give them one single proof-reading before posting them. I read my posts like three times before I click "send it!". That's also why it pisses me off so much when I eventually realize I still have overlooked a mistake or two. Haha.
I very rarely click on those. It's mostly just teenage gibberish. I greatly dislike reading a question only to find it wasted my time. So yes, I agree a brief description in the title question goes a long ways.
I never actually see those. I think the closest to what I see that you're talking about here are the ones that say "This title is supposed to draw you into my wall of text below. So really, just skip over this question"