When people genuinely need advice or help, those questions usually get overlooked by pointless questions or troll questions. Why is that? Why does a question like: "Which ggirl is prettier?" Get more attention than a question like "Feeling depressed. Help me?" That makes no sense to me. I feel like that's the reason G@G put the question limit on the site.
Because its usually a long ass question written in one paragraph that will end up suckling me in. The problem with helping the needy is well they're needy. I don't need to get 20 messages a day from a person who is unwilling to help themselves again.
true. i think people looking for genuine advice might want to word their question better to make it more appealing, as well as write the content in a very direct, concise and relatively short way so that whoever is looking at it will WANT to answer it. that usually helps. a title as brief as 'feeling depressed, help me?' unfortunately, would get skimmed over. maybe something more relatable will draw people in.
'have you ever been depressed? if so, what did you do to overcome it?'
I think the feed has a lot to do with it - A lot of people probably have it set to who they follow - I agree the trend is towards light questions, not sure why maybe people are just escaping and want a bit of entertainment - Why are sitcoms top rated shows over documentaries
Maybe it's related to the topic they're asked in... I can imagine that any question asked in "dating" or "relationships" will attract more attention since that's more or less the "core business" of GAG. And indeed the "does he love me" questions irritate me as well :o especially since you just can't know :-(
Unfortunately, most people are lazy or indifferent about helping others. You can say it's an example of sloth. However, not everyone you'll come across will be like that. Some people will care and help. You can always tag names of users that have helped you before. I'm sure they'll will help you and other people who need help. I have had some really nice people help. Sometimes I use Quora for help on serious issues like depression or negative thoughts/emotions.
Often time no advice can really be given. A lot of questions asking for advice require not only more reading but a clear understanding of the situation. Which most people can't provide. So when people see advice questions that they simply can't answer over and over that start to just avoid them. That and most of the time even if you are given enough information you're about as clueless as the person asking the question.
How DARE you :D I've given great advice to you and others as an anon all the time> I get MHO fairly often, which always surprises me, because I tend to write LOADS and rant a bit, but I do really think about the advice I give.
I suppose it's cause those questions are easier to answer, there's no long descriptions, etc. People are lazy. And most people don't really care about other people's problems, as sad as it may be. That's life.
That's just the turn this site has taken. It's been like this for a while now. No one wants to read anything longer than a sentence. Any time I see a poll asking people if they flat out skip posts that are lengthy, the majority vote is always yes.
I think that questions like "Feeling depressed. Help me?" are a bit more complicated to answer and a lot of people don't feel qualified to do so. Also, a lot of people don't like questions with long descriptions I don't think. Questions like "Which girl is prettier?" are quick and easy to answer and are a fast way to get more Xper points.