Anyone is capable of giving crappy advice on here, gurus and masters included. However, there are plenty of gurus and masters who give good advice in general, so definitely not all gurus/masters are bad at giving advice. People should stop treating the guru and master titles so seriously. They're just xper ranks, in the end they don't mean shit. It just means that the people with those titles have been on here for a while and have answered/asked a lot of questions, possibly won contests and written mytakes too. These are not titles we are given by the GaG staff for having extraordinary answers. They're titles we receive automatically just by collecting xper from being active on the site. How we collect that xper is entirely up to the individual. Some people give quality answers, some people give shitty answers, and others give both.
Being a guru or a master does not necessarily mean they give perfect answers. Those are levels they have reached through participation. Unfortunately, people expect perfection from them, because they don't realize the truth behind those "titles". The ranking system is above.
Being a certain xper level has nothing to do with the quality of your advice. It just means that you've been involved in tons of gag activity (answered many questions, left an opinion on promoted takes several times, and posted many questions). Let's not generalize, I know a few gurus who gave very helpful advice to my questions and it's not because of their xper level status.
Sometimes they do. But I think a kind of troll sometimes with their answers
All it means is that they have posted a ton. Most likely by doing lots and lots of really short replies without much meaning. Whereas some only reply to things which they can think of detailed, useful answers for.
That being said, there are a handful of accounts on here that upset me. It is just so clear they are xp mining only, they say like 5 words and rush to be the first to answer everything for the extra ONE freaking point and are always on. I just find that I see them on every question, but I never see more than one line of text and usually some pretty dumb generic questions...
But the majority are fine, this is just a handful of people! some aren't even masters or gurus who do these things!
Eh some do, and some don't. There are definitely some that just post a ton of short answers to rack up the points. I'd say the majority are helpful though. A better indicator of their helpfulness is their mho %
I believe that some people with high XP level gain that by mainly agreeing with people and saying what they want to hear rather than giving constructive advice. Some people also answer pretty much all questions and get their XP that way. And some people actually try to give good advice and gain xp that way.
Just like in the rest of society the gurus and experts come in all flavours.
All guru and master means is you have responded to a certain amount of questions. There is a guy on here that spends literally every moment of his waking life responding to questions on here with one line responses that half the time are irrelevant as he didn't even read the question correctly ☺️🙈 Ummm so yeah that status doesn't have no reason for a person to have more knowledge than anyone else.
Yeah some... Know why? Because the only requirement to get those badge is by having lots of xper points and that basically means anyone who lots of xper points which doesn't translate to ability of giving great advice but gets them anyway because they have lots of xper points..