... because I feel like long questions are ignored and not answer which is frustrating.
- Yes, put them in myTakes...7% (1)23% (3)14% (4)Vote
- No, try simplifying87% (13)38% (5)64% (18)Vote
- ... but I can't simplify a story that's context is important in determining what's best to do. So I should...6% (1)39% (5)22% (6)Vote
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The direction of this site lately has taken a sharp turn... now it's all about doing everything as fast and briefly as possible.
People are writing short, descriptionless questions and leaving lazy, thoughtless replies. It's not fun. But there are ways to deal with it:
- Post your question during busy hours. This can be hard to determine sometimes, but before posting a question, take a look at the recent questions to see how much attention they're getting. Your question was posted about 2 hours ago... for me, that was 5am.
- Remember that activity on your question will bump it in the feeds. There's also the option of featuring your question, although this isn't recommended if you're looking for quick advice, because you never know how long the queue is. You can always ask other users or followers to have a look at your question too.
- Even if you have a lot of details you want to include in your question, write it all out in a way that's accessible and easy to read, especially because there are mobile users who are in even more of a rush than those of us on our computers. Paragraphs and/or lists are always good.
- Unique titles help a lot. You see people complain all day long about how repetitive the questions seem. Considering how disinterested everyone is nowadays, if your question title doesn't stand out to them, they're most likely just going to scroll right past.
Even keeping all that in mind, I can't guarantee that you'll get the responses you're looking for... but hopefully it'll help somewhat.
Also, myTakes that only ask a question will be removed.2