Don't you feel like most of the users here just ask the questions only to check out that how many people will support them by giving the exact same opinion which is on their mind already? And the one who opined the carbon copy of their mindset will receive MHO?
53% (16)41% (11)47% (27)Vote
30% (9)48% (13)39% (22)Vote
I'm stupid who think that I will receive Xper by voting here.
I notice that too. Someone could say "I like to drink poison daily. Is that bad?". 50 people will tell him it isn't smart, one person will say " Yes, it is perfectly safe" and get an up vote, a MHO, and a Nobel prize.
I think in some cases that the asker has already decided what to do but may not see how their decision will work out in the long term and may be looking for insight from others. While some just need to feel justified and to feel vindicated for their actions.
Maybe a lot do but I do still feel like people want opinions on something because they really have no idea what to do and have no opinion on it. I have been guilty of using it for that purpose but I also use it because I want to know other people's perceptive.
not entirely but a good portion of the community is like that, many still ask genuine questions but theirs always someone that asks just to reinforce their own opinion or to boost their confidence or ideology :\
People often ask for validation they are in NO WAY interested in opinions that rudely, or politely oppose their own views. There should be a section here based on support. People can post their opinions and people can "like" to agree with them.
I know I think people come here just to get genuine feedback
You're right. You observed the pattern correctly, but the underlying truth is not the harsh and bitter one it seems to be. "validate/agree", and "ACKNOWLEDGE" are different words. Acknowledging is a rare and powerful tool for understanding people. It's the first step actually. Most of us are so busy judging and getting ready to give advice that we don't take the time to truly listen and understand the other person. So, acknowledgement is both an important step towards feeling understood, and very rare these days. That's why when someone actually acknowledges us, we like it. It doesn't necessarily mean that they have to agree or validate.
nah, all the questions I post are just for fun purposes. albeit I do agree with you that many people search for validation but there are also legit questions on here and it makes it so that validation is not the only purpose for GaG.
I voted B because I think the statement that "most" of the users do this is exaggerated. But it is one of the issues, true. Another issue are question or opinions just to "vent emotion". Like "look what kind of suckers they are"... or worse "are all girls biches"? I hate that sort of question!